Here are OEP and ally events coming up in our community.
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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.
Every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 EST: October 21st, 28th & November 4th & 11th
Join us in October and November to discuss Drew Hart’s book, Who Will Be A Witness? Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance. Sessions will be facilitated by OEP’s Racial Justice Organizers Tamera Shaw and Grace Cook-Huffman.
How can followers of Jesus can activate ourselves for resistance and justice in our communities? Hart asks us to disrupt the teachings of white Christianity and religious nationalism to uncover and rediscover true Christianity. Intertwining scripture and personal anecdotes, Hart offers us support and empowerment to be true witnesses to God’s message of love and justice in our local and national contexts. The book calls readers to work for all forms of justice - racial, economic, environmental, and more.
“May we have the courage to talk back and invite those in society to undergo a radical revolution of values, repentance, and rebirth so that we may begin to experience a taste of beloved community in this land” (Hart, 172).
We invite you to read chapters beforehand, but it’s not required for participation in the conversation. In each session, the facilitators will provide quotes and questions connected to the featured chapters.
Session Dates and Times:
All sessions will take place from 7:00-8:30 EST via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Sessions will cover the following chapters:
- Chapter 1: Trouble Won’t Last Always
- Chapter 2: Liberating Barabbas: And the Things That Make for Peace
- Chapter 3: The Supremacist Captivity of The Church
- Chapter 4: "Talking Back, Talking Black": Unveiling America's Sins and Its Myth of Exceptionalism
- Chapter 5: The Politics of The Church: Belong, Power, and Jesus Our Center
- Chapter 6: Justice and Worshiping Community
- Chapter 7: Economic Injustice and the Church
- Chapter 8: The Things That Make for Peace: Conducive Strategies for Ecclesial Grassroots Justice Work
- Chapter 9: The Politics of Love
On Earth Peace is honored to be invited by the Church of the Brethren Womaen's Caucus to facilitate an introductory webinar on Kingian Nonviolence on November 10.
Description from the Womaen's Caucus event page:
"As Womaen’s Caucus and Supportive Communities Network work for justice and healing in the Church of the Brethren, we have invited On Earth Peace to facilitate an exploration of the power and possibility of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation as a method for interpersonal and group conflict, and nonviolent social change organizing. During this session, we will explore the meaning of nonviolence (a rich conversation in our pacifist tradition!), consider the three social dynamics of nonviolence, and briefly introduce the 6 principles and 6 steps of Kingian Nonviolence.
This workshop will take place Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 ET/ 4:30 PT and is a 90 minute session: Click here to see the start time in your time zone.
*gathering tools* to *shift the culture* to *build the church of the future, now*"
Use the link below to register for the workshop.
We encourage anyone interested to attend. Any questions or concerns, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.