On May 14th, avid hiker and OEP supporter David Curtis is going to Europe to walk for peace and raise funds along the way! Along with his wife Barbara, their granddaughter Taryn Dwyer, and friend Kent Childs, David will embark on the seven day, 111-mile (180KM) Hungarian Walk of Friendship. After a brief rest in Lenti, Hungary, the group will begin the European Peace Walk, a 12-day, 205-mile (330KM) walk to Trieste, Italy.Read more
“But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; then he went home, amazed at what had happened”. -Luke 24:12
Several times a year, On Earth Peace prepares worship resources to share with our community.
We’ve heard that these are as often used for personal devotion as for actual worship planning, so for Easter 2019 we’ve expanded what we’re providing, to include some traditional worship resources along with poetry, art, and music.
Please use these resources to pray, to plan worship, or however you see fit!Read more
The You Deserve Love project, an initiative coming out of On Earth Peace’s Prison Justice Community of Practice (CoP), received media attention after achieving their goal of sending death row inmates Valentine's cards by February 14th. Roanoke area NBC and Fox affiliated television news stations covered the story on Valentine’s Day, interviewing OEP Prison Justice CoP organizer Claire Flowers and her son, 4 year old Otto Waggener, who designed and helped send the Valentine's.Read more
In January, twelve people gathered online from the On Earth Peace & Church of the Brethren constituency to discuss and share the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.” To learn more about this opportunity to organize around systemic racism and poverty, ecological devastation, and the war economy, please join us on February 21! We will share about our own experiences with the PPC, any questions we have, and talk about how to engage our own congregations and denominations in the Poor People’s Campaign. The meetup will be convened by Sara Haldeman-Scarr (pastor, San Diego First Church of the Brethren), Alyssa Parker (OEP racial justice organizing intern) and Matt Guynn. Contact Alyssa at [email protected] for more info.
Join Matt Guynn from On Earth Peace and Kezia Curtis from Black Lives Matter Detroit for a six-week webinar series:
April 9, 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, at 2:30 PM Pacific / 5:30 PM Eastern.
This 6-session series provides an introduction to organizing and mobilizing in the Kingian Nonviolence (KNV) tradition. KNV provides values and methods for waging conflict and working for justice and reconciliation. It is a philosophy, a way of life, a methodology, and a discipline. These workshops are a transformational experience that has helped thousands of individuals around the world understand the depth of nonviolence as a philosophy and practice of change, and how to incorporate this practice into their lives and work.