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.


 

  • Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 03:00 PM through July 10, 2022

    Into the HEARTland: Song and Story Fest | July 3-9, Eldora, IA

    Join us for this 26th annual Song & Story Fest in the HEARTland!

    Recharge and refresh with us at Camp Pine Lake!

    A unique Family Camp featuring Brethren musicians and
    storytellers exploring and healing what divides us.

    As we enter the Heartland of the country, let us draw together to sing, tell stories, dance, listen, and share with one another. We are living in a world that is divided: by ideas, identities, loyalties, the places we live, learn, and worship. We will examine our own hearts and thinking, and work to get to the heart of these divisions, exploring how we might come together and heal our communities, each other, and ourselves. Like last year, we’ll be gathering and eating outside with dispersed sleeping arrangements, but at least we’ll be face-to-face! Otherwise, we expect a more or less normal Fest. So, Come! Take some time to tell your stories, to speak from the heart, celebrating our journeys and those who have passed on. At the Fest, through music, stories, and community, we open ourselves to the holy so that our life and work move more in time with the energizing Spirit of Life, to heal what divides us and open our hearts in love. 

    Daily schedule:

    7:30 Peaceful Morning Meditation 
    8:00-8:30 Breakfast
    9:15-10:15 Morning Gatherings - Singing, Stories, Worship on the day's theme
    10:30 Workshops
    12:00 Lunch
    1:30-5:00 Free Time: Recreation, Swimming, Rest, Jam Sessions, Choir Rehearsals
    3:30-5:00 Story Swaps, Jam Sessions, Talent Show (Friday)
    5:30 Supper
    7:00 Campfire - Singing, Stories, New Creations
    8:30 Snack
    8:45-10:15 Concerts or Folk Dance
    11:00 Lights Out and Quiet

    Featuring evening concerts from: 
    Jenny & Jeffrey Faus (Monday) 
    Rhonda & Greg and Chris Good (Tuesday)
    Celloboe and Louise Brodie (Wednesday)
    Peg Lehman and Shawn Kirchner (Thursday)
    Mike Stern (Friday)
    Song and Story Fest is a weeklong event, but drop-in participants are invited to just attend evening campfires & concerts ($20 suggested donation).  
    Except for children under 5, we’re asking that everyone be fully vaccinated and boosted before the Fest. And bring your masks for when we are inside and closer 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               $360
    Teens                $240
    Children 5 - 12   $150
    Maximum Total Fee per Family  -  $1000

    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 -  $45/adult, $30/teen, $20/child, $120/family, includes all meals and program.
    Lodging is an additional $15/night per person.

     

    Event begins 3pm Sunday, with supper at 5pm.

    Event closes around 10:30am Saturday after breakfast and closing worship.  



    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!

  • Monday, July 25, 2022 at 04:00 PM · 11 rsvps

    KNV 2-hour Intro July 25, 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 July 25, 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 facilitated by Sheila Burton and Stephen Niamke.

    Sheila Burton is the founder and Managing Director of Join Hands ESL, and Director of its Ubuntu Center for Peace. Sheila started Join Hands Peace Warriors to support teens in East St Louis training other teens in Kingian Nonviolence in 2018. She holds levels one and two certifications in Kingian nonviolence.   She was a participant in the Kingian Nonviolence Deep Deep Dive and was a facilitator of Beyond the Dream Course. She recently completed a year long sabbatical devoted to the study of Kingian Nonviolence and the use of Nonviolence as a means of social change, and is excited to return to Join Hands this summer, to use what she has learned on sabbatical, to expand the justice and equity work of the Ubuntu Center for Peace. 

    Stephen Niamke is the founder and primary trainer for Conversation Peace, a human relations company based in Roanoke, Virginia. He also works as a crisis/mental health social worker. Stephen is the President and Hub Coordinator of Meta Peace Team, an international peacekeeping organization founded in 1993.  Stephen is a Level One trainer in Kingian Nonviolence and will be Level Two as of June 30, 2022. Stephen will begin as the Director of the Community Solutions Center of Feeding America Southwest Virginia in August. He is also a peace activist who regularly co-facilitates training on nonviolence, bystander intervention, meaningful conflict, conflict resolution, and violence de-escalation skills with his sisters and brothers at Meta Peace Team. He is committed to teaching people how to live a holistic lifestyle while also working to improve the overall health and wellness of the community.

    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]

  • Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM

    KNV 2-hour Intro August 27, 2022

    See it in your time zone

    Join us for an overview of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation at 11am ET / 10am CT / 8am PT on August 27, 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 

    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]