OEP Events

Here are OEP and ally events coming up in our community.

Also, look at recent past events to see more of what we do.

nonviolence training

Kingian Nonviolence Training - Level 1 Certification: October - December 2020

On Earth Peace is sponsoring an online Level One Certification in Kingian Nonviolence. Here is a detailed description of the program: https://bit.ly/KNVCertificationInfo2020 

Registration for this training is closed. Email us to ask about the next training.

  • Saturday, August 07, 2021 at 12:30 PM · 5 rsvps

    CoB Kingian Nonviolence Follow-up

    Join us at 12:30 pm ET on August 7, 2021, to build on the momentum we gathered during On Earth Peace's six Insight Sessions at the 2021 Church of the Brethren online Annual Conference.

    See start time in your time zone by clicking here. 

    Let's explore what stayed with you from the sessions and how we might join together for further learning and mutual support for action, either within the church or beyond.

    This will be an informal, 1-Hour conversation about the desires of this group to learn and apply Kingian Nonviolence.

    This session is especially for members and friends of the Church of the Brethren. It is useful to have some basic familiarity with Kingian Nonviolence (like you received through the insight sessions at Annual Conference!). 

    What to expect: 

    • Small and large group sharing and interaction 
    • Story sharing about Kingian Nonviolence projects and initiatives
    • Brainstorming ideas and possibilities for this group moving forward  
    • Inspiration, information and community-building 


    Note: you will be added to our Peacebuilder email list by registering for this event, if you do not wish to be on the list please email [email protected]

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 05:00 PM · 11 rsvps

    2-Hour Intro to Kingian Nonviolence - August 12 2021

    Join us for an overview of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation at 2:00pm PDT / 5:00pm EDT on August 12. Kingian Nonviolence is an approach to conflict and community leadership that offers values and methods useful for anyone who wants to use conflict constructively in your personal life, in group settings, or in community issues and building a reconciled world.

    This 2 Hour webinar covers:

    • The 4 pillars of Kingian Nonviolence

    • Initial introduction to the 6 Principles and 6 Steps - the “Will” and the “Skill” of Kingian Nonviolence.

    • The Social Dynamics of Kingian Nonviolence 

    This event will be co-facilitated by Sherri Bevel, PhD, and Clara McGilly. Join us to meet others interested in Kingian Nonviolence, build Beloved Community, and connect with On Earth Peace's Kingian Nonviolence Learning Action Community!


    Note: you will be added to our Peacebuilder email list by registering for this event, if you do not wish to be on the list please email [email protected]

  • Friday, August 27, 2021 at 03:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    OEP Community Meetup #14


    Join us for On Earth Peace's next community meetup on August 27th from 3pm-4:30pm EST. These meetups, initiated as the pandemic arose in early 2020, are relational gatherings with a theme. In each meeting, we welcome new and returning friends and seek to build community, conviction, and capacity. These sessions are not "webinars" - they provide a time for relationship and conversation, with focused content that we engage together. 

    The theme of this meeting is focused around the book Faithful Witness in a Fractured World: Models for an Authentic Christian Life (2019) by Nicole L. Johnson and Michael T. Snarr. The book has central themes of, frankly speaking, "How Not To Be A Crappy Christian", by showing compassionate neighborly love. The book follows seven individuals in the pursuit of their Christian calling, characterized by active, embodied faith in pursuit of the common good; a broad and inclusive love for all people; rightly ordered political identities and loyalties; and a commitment to work toward holistic redemption of both people and the systems that constitute our life together. The authors hope this book will offer readers a more positive, hopeful look at Christianity that makes clear what Christians can be for rather than what they should be against. "Everyone is welcome to the table, regardless of faith background"

    It is recommended, but not required, to read their book in advance of the discussion. 

    Three ways to purchase your copy:


    Hearts and Minds Books

    Wipf & Stock publishers

    A note from Niki and Michael: "All profit from sales of our book provide financial support to the faith-based organizations that
    our models of faith work with. And we’re available for presentations or more informal author
    talks. We have done both virtual and in-person workshops, lectures, and smaller-group

    We will be joined by BOTH authors. Here's a little about them:

    Niki Johnson is Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Peacebuilding & Social Justice Program at the University of Mount Union, where she has been teaching for 14 years. In addition to co-authoring Faithful Witness in a Fractured World with Michael, Niki is the author of Practicing Discipleship: Lived Theologies of Nonviolence in Conversation with the Doctrine of the United Methodist Church (Wipf & Stock, 2009) and editor of the forthcoming volume Humanities Perspectives in Peace Education: Re-engaging the Heart of Peace Studies (Information Age Publishing). Niki teaches courses in Christian ethics and history, religious conflict and peacebuilding, and a first-year seminar on "heroes of faith-based social justice." She lives in Hartville, Ohio with her husband, Glenn Griffin (a theology teacher at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron) and they have 3 kids: Georgia (12), Cecilia (10), and Noah (6).

    Michael T. Snarr is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Honors Program at Wilmington College (OH). He has edited several books on a variety of issues, including Quakers and Politics, comparative foreign policy, and global issues; Michael has traveled on peace missions to Afghanistan and Israel-Palestine. He has served on the boards of various faith-based organizations, including Sugartree Ministries, Friends Committee on National Legislation, and Christian Peacemaker Teams. 

    You can connect with their Facebook group here

    What to expect: 

    • Nicole and Michael sharing stories and readings from the book.

    • Highlights and recurring themes from the lens of the seven individuals interviewed in the book
    • Small and large group sharing and discussion 

    • Personal reflection time 

    Event Date: Friday, August 27th 2021

    Event Time: 3pm - 4:30pm US Eastern

    Click here to find the start time in your local timezone

    If you have any questions, please email Dennis at [email protected]