OEP Gives Thanks
We would love to share things that some of us here at OEP are grateful for this year!Read more
Just Peace Leaders: Giving Thanks
Caption: Four Just Peace Leaders are smiling at the camera, with the words 'We are thankful for our Just Peace Leaders' in the center of them.
Written by: Kharis Murphy, Communications Fellow
At On Earth Peace, we are thankful to be able to support leaders in peace and justice across generations. These Just Peace Leaders do so much to build Beloved Community and stand up to violence and oppression. As we take time this month to give thanks, we wanted to highlight and give thanks for just a few of our incredible leaders.Read more
Frankenstein and Environmental Justice
Artwork: It's Alive!, Calum Clow, Mixed media on paper, 2021
Halloween might be over, but the horrors of climate change are only just beginning. Line 3 is operational and new offshore drilling projects are underway. A pipeline rupture set the Gulf of Mexico ablaze this summer and chaotic weather patterns are leaving countless people and communities displaced. It might be the Halloween season, but this madness sounds like something right out of a scary movie. Throughout the month of October this idea of the environmental injustice being scarier than any spooky tale sparked my artistic imagination.Read more
Children As Peacemaker: Bullying Books Guide
Book List for bullying prevention.Read more
Community Engagement Grants: Update on Agape Satyagraha
Caption: Two people are presenting a posterboard in a room.
Written by Briel Slocum, Youth and Young Adult Assistant
On Earth Peace uses Kingian Nonviolence as a key framework for its organizing work. Within OEP there are multiple opportunities in which the people we work with are encouraged to learn these beliefs and then apply them within their communities and everyday life.
Currently in Youth and Young Adult (YYA) peace formation, we are inviting youth and children from different areas in location and faith to be young stewards and strive to promote social justice. Young leaders arise in youth groups and clubs all the time. On Earth Peace aids towards further developing ideas and helping youth to execute leadership in a nonviolent way. For many youth, exploring justice areas can be something brand new and needs a lot of careful planning and recognition that there are layers when striving towards change. It is my job as the YYA intern to talk to youth groups so the work that is produced truly helps the community and does not harm.Read more