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.


 

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM through May 13, 2023

    2022 KNV Level 1 Training of Trainers

     

    Join On Earth Peace for an intensive, life-changing experience, preparing you to teach Kingian Nonviolence!

    This material has helped me to understand the problems we are facing in the world as well as how to address these problems. The level 1 training specifically has empowered me to train thousands in nonviolence as well as made my direct action trainings more effective and meaningful. In addition to the broader social problems the Kingian material has helped me to better understand the dynamics within organizations and how they can help or hurt our causes. 

    --Cristobal Van Breen, KNV Level 1 Teaching Team 

    Beginning September 15, 2022, On Earth Peace is offering an online Level 1 Training of Trainers in Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation.

    Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation is an approach to conflict and community leadership that offers principles 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.

    Kingian Nonviolence is rooted in the philosophy and leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the leadership of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. The curriculum was codified by Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette Jr., and David Jehnsen, both of whom served on Dr. King’s staff in the 1960s, and who sought to make lessons and tools from the Kingian legacy and the Civil Rights Movement period available for people to address today’s conflicts, concerns and conditions.

    Logistics 

    The classwork section of the course is 4 hours a week, from September 15-December 15, 2022.  The class meets on Thursdays from 11am-3pm Eastern time. Click here for the start time in your time zone.  Those who successfully complete the classwork section (September-December 2022) are eligible for Practice Teaching (January-April 2023), where participants work in small teams supported by a senior trainer, to co-facilitate a public 16-hour core workshop in Kingian Nonviolence. Click here for the start time in your time zone.

    Coursework and practice teaching for this course take place completely online, using the Zoom platform. 

    Cost 

    Our group will handle the overall cost of the entire program collectively using an approach called Gift Economics. There will not be a specific price that you must pay: Organizers will clearly describe the financial outlay necessary to undergird the program. The group will work together to cover those costs as completely as possible through donations, raising funds in their own networks, etc.  Donations will remain anonymous with no specific pressure put on anyone to contribute a specific amount. On Earth Peace is learning this practice from our partners at East Point Peace Academy. You can learn about the approach on their website here: https://www.eastpointpeace.org/gifteconomics

    Details are still firming up, but there will likely be a basic materials/resources fee of approximately US$100 for key program resources you will receive. If this is a hardship, accommodations can be made. If you are in a position to cover another participant’s materials fee, let us know. 

    Course Completion

    Participants who successfully complete both the classwork section and practice teaching, demonstrating competence in teaching Kingian Nonviolence material and facilitating a group will receive “Level One Certification in Kingian Nonviolence.”  Level One Certification recognizes your skill and authority to lead a two-day KNV core workshop or its equivalent.

    Detailed course information: https://bit.ly/2022-KNVLevel1-CourseInfo

    To apply for this course, fill out this application form: https://bit.ly/2022-KNVLevel1-Application

    The organizing team will meet the week of August 29 to review applications in light of the work you're doing (community leadership) and the ethnic/cultural diversity of the cohort. 

    Please email [email protected] with questions.

  • Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 12:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    ZOOM in New Windsor, MD

    On Earth Performers Drama Club

    Join us on select Saturdays at 12:00PM ET/9:00AM PT/7:00PM Palestine/5:00PM GMT via zoom for On Earth Performers Drama Club!  Come to one or all!*  Dates include:

    • October 8th
    • October 22nd
    • October 29th*
    • November 12th*
    • November 19th*
    • December 3rd*
    • December 10th (Final Showcase)*

    For children ages 6-11! The sessions will be one hour long and in English, but interpreters are welcome to join!

    We will be playing lots of different drama games, doing arts and crafts, character building, and script writing to make a final showcase in December, which friends and family are welcome to join! 

    The children will have the opportunity to make friends with other children all around the world exploring topics of social justice, peace, identity, friendship and many more!

    The sessions are facilitated by Simi Gill, our Children's Peace Formation Organizer who has an extensive background in Children's Development and Drama and Theater! She has currently finished studying a Masters in Applied Theater as well as working at Little Angel Theater in London, United Kingdom, who create puppetry theater for young children and their families. 

    Do not worry if your child/children have missed the first/any sessions they are still more than welcome to join! If they wish to participate in the final showcase on December 10th we would ask that they attend from the October 29th session. 

    We hope to see your On Earth Performers there! 

    *To participate in the final performance, it is expected that children have attended from the October 29th, November and December sessions.

     

     

     

  • Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 02:00 PM

    Detention Center Vigil

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/OEP.MigrantJustice

    Join On Earth Peace and Shut Down Berks Coalition in solidarity to show our support for migrant detainees who continue to be held at this facility in Pennsylvania. 

    Migrant women continue to be kept at this facility. Come join a peaceful presence to let them know they are acknowledged and being remembered, as well as showing your support to overturn ongoing injustices against those fleeing violence, poverty, and corruption.

  • Sunday, October 09, 2022 at 02:00 PM · $1.00 USD · 127 rsvps
    Stonebridge Farm in Lebanon, PA

    Colebrook Road Benefit Concert

    Colebrook Road Benefit Concert for On Earth Peace   

    Local (Central PA) band Colebrook Road (www.colebrookroad.com) will be offering a benefit concert for On Earth Peace at Stonebridge Farm, home of Rachel (Bucher) and Mike Swank, Lebanon, PA on Sunday, October 9.  The event will include music and food trucks.  Everyone is invited to come early to enjoy food trucks and outdoor spaces. 

    This is a family friendly event – kids are welcome!  It is an outdoor venue- please bring chairs and blankets and dress for the weather.

    Tickets are required for this fundraising event. Pay what you can at these suggested donation levels:

    $25 for general admission.

    $100 to support yourself and 3 others.

    Or pay what you can (initial $1 through ticketing platform and additional contribution at www.OnEarthPeace.org/donate).

    WHERE: Stonebridge Farm, home of Rachel and Mike Swank, 1108 Bucher Lane, Lebanon PA

    DATE: Sunday, October 9, 2022

    TIME: afternoon- food trucks from 12:00-5:00pm, concert from 2:00-4:00pm 

    Food trucks include:

    Braised and Confused:
    Health Check Juice Bar:

    Thank you to our sponsors for this event:

    Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren

    Gibbel Insurance Agency, Inc.

    Sun Motor Cars

    More sponsorships are available, please contact Marie Benner-Rhoades to learn more.

    On Earth Peace (OEP) is an agency of the Church of the Brethren that develops and walks with leaders and communities who work for justice & peace.  OEP programs include paid Kingian Nonviolence Internships for young adults, Kingian Nonviolence training and organizing, mini-grants for youth groups engaging in their communities, and programming for children.  To learn more about OEP visit www.OnEarthPeace.org.

  • Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 07:00 PM
    ZOOM

    KNV Spoken Word for Youth

    OEP Storyscape: Spoken Word Poetry for Building Peace

    *A Youth & Young Adult Space for Exploring and Expressing Kingian Nonviolence

    For youth and young adults ages of 16 and 22
    Select Thursdays at 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PT/11:00 pm GMT

    • Thursdays: October 13, 27, November 3, 17, December 1, 8, 15 (with 15 as a public event- showcase)

    The sessions are facilitated by the Youth & Young Adult Peace Formation Organizer Anesu Makufa. Watch for updates!

    Explore the six Kingian Nonviolence Principles through Spoken Word Poetry. Come as you are, no prior experience is required. Join us in activities that range from creative writing, surfing our streams of consciousness, and discovering the rawr in every voice. Make Friends around the world and journey into the adventurous world of your imagination. The youth will be working on a final showcase for peers, parents, and poet enthusiasts on December 15th. Feel free to come to any single session.

    Intern Anesu Makufa brings messages of nonviolence through positive art. Anesu recently finished studying his master’s in Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. He is a Zimbabwean performing poet, philosopher, painter, and pianist.

    We seek to spark impactful internal dialogue, empowering group learning, and affirming discoveries of voice in our hour and a half long Zoom sessions.

     

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 at 03:00 PM · 30 rsvps

    Gun Violence Campaign Organizing Meet Up

    Join us on October 14, 2022 for an Organizing Meeting with On Earth Peace’s gun violence organizing campaign. We want to connect with people in churches and neighbourhoods who are concerned about gun violence in our country - who are already taking some action or who want to get involved. Come share your story or your hopes for involvement!  

     

    This initiative aims to move our constituency into action to reduce gun violence in the United States. If you have been active, we want to hear your stories so others can learn from your experience; if you are recently fired up, we want to offer the community a place to connect. We want to build capacity and commitment and see the way forward for all of us. 

     

    You can expect to: 

    • hear updates from OEP organizing interns about current action on gun violence
    • reflect on your (possible) role in the movement
    • connect with others who are concerned or involved
    • get some energy and power for the work ahead 
    • identify immediate next steps in your own action against gun violence 

     

    On Earth Peace is a Kingian Nonviolence organization. Our vision is a world in Beloved Community, liberated from oppression, violence, and war. An agency of the Church of the Brethren, a historic peace church, On Earth Peace works with both faith-based individuals and communities and people and groups with no specific faith affiliation who are interested in applying the legacy of nonviolence to solve problems today.

     

    If you have a story about gun violence you’d like to share as part of the organizing meeting, contact [email protected] 

     

     

  • Friday, October 28, 2022 at 04:00 PM · 1 rsvp

    KNV 2-hour Intro October 28, 2022

    See it in your time zone

    Join us for an overview of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation at 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 1pm PT on October 28, 2022. 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 training will be co-facilitated by Katie Shaw Thompson and Mark Klym.

    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 knv-train[email protected]

  • Saturday, December 03, 2022 at 07:00 PM · $1.00 USD · 17 rsvps

    Sing Me Home Benefit Concert

    Sing Me Home Benefit Concert for On Earth Peace   

    Sing Me Home is offering a benefit concert for On Earth Peace at the Manchester Church of the Brethren in North Manchester, IN on December 3, 2022. Sing Me Home is a collaboration between the band, Friends with the Weather and the Manchester Church of the Brethren, with a mission to create "an intergenerational celebration emerging at the crossroads of music, social justice, and spirituality. Serving to restore and inspire the heart, mind, and soul.” 

    The concert features Jacob Jolliff, Seth Hendricks, and Hearth & Hymn.

    This is a family friendly event – kids are welcome! 

    Tickets are required for this fundraising event. Pay what you can at these suggested donation levels:

    $25 for general admission.

    $100 to support yourself and 3 others.

    Or pay what you can (initial $1 through ticketing platform and additional contribution at www.OnEarthPeace.org/donate).

    Suggested donation for streaming is $10.

    WHERE: Manchester Church of the Brethren, 1306 N. Beckley Street, North Manchester IN, both in person and live streaming.

    DATE: Saturday, December 3, 2022

    TIME: 7:00 Eastern Time, 6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific

    Thank you to our sponsors for this event:

    Manchester Church of the Brethren

    On Earth Peace Board of Directors

    Sally & Paul Schrock

    Dave & Renee McFadden

    More sponsorships are available, please contact Marie Benner-Rhoades to learn more.

    On Earth Peace (OEP) is an agency of the Church of the Brethren that develops and walks with leaders and communities who work for justice and peace. OEP programs include Internships for young adults, Kingian Nonviolence training and organizing, mini-grants for youth groups engaging in their communities, and creation of beloved communities focused on action for change in justice issues of concern, i.e. immigration, gender, militarism, gun violence. To learn more about OEP visit www.OnEarthPeace.org.