Here are OEP and ally events coming up in our community.
Also, look at recent past events to see more of what we do.
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
This training will be co-facilitated by Hassan Clement and Kimberly Koczan.
Hassan Clement first got involved with Kingian Nonviolence, not to change the world, but to change himself. Now, Hassan has a Language and Methodology to enact change and movement towards the Beloved Community. he is certified as a Level III Kingian Nonviolence trainer by Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. and is a collective member of the Nonviolence Legacy Program. Hassan is working with the Amphi Neighborhood Association for tenant rights.
Kimberly Koczan is a spiritual director & clergyperson ordained in the Church of the Brethren. She currently lives in northeast Indiana but she and her family are about to embark on an extended travel time to learn, teach, notice and rest. Kimberly directs Wisdom's Well, doing spiritual guidance and social transformation work. She is involved with the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition, Faith in Place, Poor People's Campaign and a senior fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program. Kimberly is currently a lead coordinator in the Help Not Handcuffs Campaign in Allen County to address human rights abuses in our jail and implement proven jail diversion programs.
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]
- The 4 pillars of Kingian Nonviolence
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:
- August 27
- September 17
- September 24
- October 8
- October 22
- October 29
- November 12*
- November 19*
- December 3*
- December 10 (Final Performance)*
For children aged 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 performance 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 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 is currently doing 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.
We hope to see your On Earth Performers there!
*To participate in the final performance, it is expected that children have attended the November and December sessions.
Join us on September 2, 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]
OEP’s organizing interns will follow up the July 29 event with one-to-one meetings to continue building with participants.
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
Thank you to our sponsors for this event:
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.