Reminders of Him

Caption: Allie holds up Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover. 

Written by Allie Dobson, Graphic Communications Organizer


My pick is a book called "Reminders of Him" by Colleen Hoover. The summary reads:
"After serving five years in prison for a tragic mistake, Kenna Rowan returns to the town where it all went wrong, hoping to reunite with her four-year old daughter. But the bridges Kenna burned are proving impossible to rebuild. Everyone in her daughter's life is determined to shut Kenna out, no matter how hard she works to prove herself.
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Nonviolence in Wartime

Photo by Sergey Bobok

Caption: An Ukrainian Military Forces serviceman faces a long row of tanks. 

Written by Matt Guynn, Director of Organizing 


On Earth Peace is a peace agency of the Church of the Brethren, a historic peace church, which has long stood against war and sought to heal or accompany those affected by it.  As we watch the news from Ukraine, please spend time with the recent statement of the Church of the Brethren Mission and Ministry Board and use tips for talking with children about war provided by the Church of the Brethren Childrens’ Disaster Services. You can also support on-the-ground material relief efforts for Ukraine through donations to Brethren Disaster Ministries.

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A Fellow's Reflection

Caption: Annabell stands in front of a castle, smiling at the camera.  

Written by Annabell Knapp, Kingian Nonviolence Fellow


Hello everyone! My name is Annabell, and I am the new Kingian Nonviolence Fellow for On Earth Peace! I want to take a moment and talk to you about the importance of Kingian Nonviolence (KNV), and the impact it has had on me personally.

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Annual Poster Report 2022

Caption: 'Attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil' is written.

Written by Marie Benner-Rhoades, Youth & Young Adult Peace Formation Director


In 2022, OEP is lifting up Principle Three of Dr. King’s nonviolence approach, “Attack Forces of Evil, Not Persons Doing Evil.”  This can also be phrased as “nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice, not people.”  This is a call to discipline for all aspiring nonviolence practitioners.  

Principle Three invites us to channel both righteous indignation and agape love to serve the cause of justice, reconciliation, and freedom. In general terms, is love or indignation more in your comfort zone?  Lots of us become angry about people and situations in the world around us. Lots of us seek to follow Jesus' call to love enemies. Does one come more naturally to you?

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The New Year & Childcare in the US

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Caption: Multi-ethnic group of children colouring at a table while wearing protective face masks to avoid the transfer of germs.

Written by: Hannah Bentley, Gender Justice Organizer


As we move into a new year, we move back into school after a well-deserved winter break. While many parents throughout the U.S. were happy to have multiple days off to spend with their children while school was out for the holidays, others had to continue to work throughout that time. For those parents who were forced to work, for monetary or other reasons, the holidays were likely a stressful time. They had to find childcare for their children, an expensive and, due to the current worker shortage, generally difficult endeavor.

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