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, June 05, 2021 at 12:00 PM through June 26, 2021
    Online via Zoom

    San Diego KNV Training 2021

    San Diego Kingian Nonviolence Training 2021


    Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation is an approach to conflict and community leadership which 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.

    Kingian Nonviolence workshops are transformational experiences that have helped thousands of people around the world understand the depth of the philosophy of nonviolence and learn to begin to bring the practices into their lives and their work. Whether you are an organizer working for social change, a teacher trying to change the culture of your school or simply an individual trying to deal with the conflicts in your personal life, each person will walk away from our workshops with new skills and a new perspective.

    This training will include: 

    • The 3 Social Dynamics of Kingian Nonviolence
    • The Letter From the Birmingham Jail
    • When Peace Becomes Obnoxious
    • The Six Principles and Six Steps
    • Types and Levels of Conflict
    • and so much more!


    Sara Haldeman-Scarr 

    Xeo Sterling 

    Katie Shaw Thompson 

    Dr. Esther Mangzha 

    This event will take place online via Zoom

    Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26

    Time 9am-1pm Pacific time (12pm-4pm Eastern time) 

    Cost: The training cost will be covered using an approach called gift economics, which will be explained in the initial session. 

    To register - CLICK HERE

    Any questions, please email Sara Haldeman-Scarr at [email protected]

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 01:00 PM through July 20, 2021

    An Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence and Conflict Reconciliation

    Come and join us during June and July for a transformational month exploring Dr. King's philosophy and methodology of nonviolence. This workshop has helped thousands of people in various social justice movements, prisons, schools and other communities understand the depth of the philosophy of nonviolence and conflict reconciliation.

    If you are an organizer working for social change, an activist working to reduce violence in your community, a youth worker/organizer, or just someone who wants to learn how to resolve their personal conflicts better, this workshop is for you!

    The training will start on Tuesday June 22nd from 1- 4pm EST and it will run for 5 weeks.

    Tuesday June 22nd 1-4pm EST
    Tuesday June 29th- 1-4pm EST
    Tuesday July 6th- 1-4pm EST
    Tuesday July 13th - 1-4pm EST
    Tuesday July 20th- 1-4pm EST


    • 4 Pillars of Kingian Nonviolence 
    • Social Dynamics of Nonviolence 
    • 6 Principles (the will) how to view and transform conflict
    • 6 Steps (the skill) how to engage with conflict and organize a campaign
    • Definitions of violence 
    • Types and levels of conflict, and how they escalate and de-escalate
    • Dialectical Thinking 

    Cost: This workshop will be offered on a gift basis, we will explain more during the workshop.

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    Click here to Register! 

  • Friday, June 25, 2021 at 04:00 PM · 2 rsvps

    Bill HR2590 Webinar - OEP Palestine

    Join On Earth Peace's Palestine Justice Intern Annabell as she hosts a one-hour webinar where she will discuss HR bill 2590, Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act. and how to contact your representatives in support of this bill.

    We will have a guest speaker, Shaina Low, from Defense for Children International - Palestine to discuss the bill more in depth. 

    When: Friday, June 25th from 4pm - 5pm Eastern

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

  • Sunday, July 04, 2021 at 12:00 PM through July 10, 2021
    Camp Blue Diamond in Petersburg, PA

    PRESENTE! Song & Story Fest | July 4-10, Petersburg PA

    "PRESENTE!" is an affirmation that people shout out in a gathering of persons committed to continuing a transformational movement. It signals that those present physically and those who have passed on are still spiritually alive, active, and present. Through these pandemic and political times of turmoil, we invite you to be present and to reflect on being people of faith in these challenging struggles. 

    Song and Story Fest is an intergenerational music and storytelling festival that has occurred annually for more than twenty years - like summer camp for the whole family. Come for the amazing concerts each night, for workshops and conversations, for arts and crafts, for kids telling jokes at campfire, for daily Scripture verses and theological reflection, for storytelling circles. . . and stay for the community that is built each year.  

    It's been a long time since we've been together in person. We're going to be Presente! in 2021 with the help of vaccines, outside eating, more dispersed sleeping arrangements. . . at least we'll be face to face!

    Except for children, we're asking that all older teens and adults be vaccinated with at least one dose before the Fest. And bring your masks for when we are inside and close together. Otherwise, we expect a more or less normal Fest.

    So, Come! Take some time to tell your pandemic stories, to remember and celebrate our journeys and those who have passed on. But we aren't finished yet! We'll continue to seek out the movement of God in our lives and in the wider world. At the Fest, through music and stories and community, we open ourselves to the holy so that our life and work and struggles move more in time with the energizing Spirit of Life.

    Join us for this 25th annual gathering! Onward we go, together! 

    Registration and Fees
    Registration includes all meals, on-site facilities, and leadership and is based upon age.
    Children 4 and under are welcome, no charge.
    Adults $350
    Teens $220
    Children 5 - 12 $150
    Maximum Total Fee per Family - $950


    Please register now and remit the entire fee by June 1. Registrations after June 10 should
    add 10% as a late fee. No discount for off-site, tent or RV housing.
    Daily Fee - $40/adult, $30/teen, $20/child, $100/family, includes all meals and program.
    Lodging is an additional $15/night per person.

    Contact Ken Kline Smeltzer at [email protected] if you need financial help.

    Call Darlene Johnson at 410-635-8704 to pay by credit card or ask registration questions; you may also mail registrations and checks to the address below:

    On Earth Peace, P. O. Box 188; New Windsor, MD 21776
    Phone: 410-635-8704; [email protected]


    Download the registration brochure here

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM · 6 rsvps

    2 Hour Intro to Kingian Nonviolence - July 15

    *Fomerly the 90-Minute Intro*

    Join us for an overview of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation at 9:00am PDT / 12:00 pm EDT on July 15. 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 

    Meet others interested in Kingian Nonviolence, build Beloved Community, and connect with On Earth Peace's Kingian Nonviolence Learning Action Community!