Isis A. Santoni Morro, She/Her/Ella

Isis A. Santoni Morro is currently an undergraduate student at Loyola University Maryland. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico but moved to the United States in hopes of achieving her dreams. Now, she is the Kingian Nonviolence Organizer. Her studies center on English and Spanish literature with a focus on Latin American and Caribbean voices. In addition, learning about gender, feminism and decolonization within the Latin American context is one of her passions. Outside of work, you will find her drinking coffee, reading Aimé Césaire and collecting Ty plushies.


  • 2-Hour Intro to Kingian Nonviolence - December 6, 2022

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    What is the crisis where you are-- and what might being a nonviolent Christian lead you to do about it? Are you hungry to get involved in dynamic and creative ways in the concerns and conflicts of your community?  Join us to explore nonviolence as an active force based in agape love.  Kingian Nonviolence is a philosophy and methodology based in the work of the Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and the leaders of the Civil Rights era. Curriculum co-author David Jehnsen (Living Peace CoB, Columbus OH) played an important role in codifying the lessons of the movement for future generations. Join us to consider the call of nonviolence on our lives as disciples of Jesus and its relevance to relationship-based neighborhood engagement.  

    By the end of the session, participants will…

    • Come to see the rich Kingian theological legacy as a resource for radical transformation, holistic peace, and relationship-based neighborhood engagement 
    • Consider the will and skill needed to put faith into action as you work with "Jesus in the Neighborhood."
    • Make connections between Kingian Nonviolence and your own faith journey and faithful actions.
    • Share your passions and community concerns and learn possible next steps 

    “Together, as the Church of the Brethren, we will passionately live and share the radical transformation and holistic peace of Jesus Christ through relationship-based neighborhood engagement. To move us forward, we will develop a culture of calling and equipping disciples who are innovative, adaptable, and fearless.” - Church of the Brethren “Compelling Vision” Statement 

    Facilitation team: 

    Thomas Dowdy - pastor, Imperial Heights Church of the Brethren

    Katie Shaw Thompson - pastor, Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren

    Sara Haldeman Scarr - pastor (retired), First San Diego Church of the Brethren 

    Matt Guynn - interim executive and director of organizing, On Earth Peace

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    December 06, 2022 at 2:00pm
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  • Kingian Nonviolence Level 1 Certification

     

    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.

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    September 15, 2022 at 11:00am - May 13, 2023 at 11:00am
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