One-Day Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation (Grand Rapids, MI; June 28, 2017)
One-day Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (9am-5pm)
Grand Rapids, Michigan - DeVos Conference Center

This event is taking place as part of the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference which takes place June 29-July 2, 2017. It is designed as an open event welcoming anyone from Grand Rapids or the region.

Join On Earth Peace for this introduction to the philosophy and methodology of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These trainings are transformational experiences that have helped thousands of people from 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.

This highly interactive introduction to Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation will include role plays, small group activities, readings, video presentations, mini-lectures and discussions.

We explore topics such as:
-The definitions of violence and nonviolence, positive peace and negative peace
-The context of the Civil Rights Movement in which Dr. King’s work emerged
-The principles of Kingian Nonviolence: How to view and transform conflict
-The steps of Kingian Nonviolence: How to engage with conflict and organize a social change campaign

Whether you are a pastor or congregational leader supporting your congregation’s engagement with violence and injustice, an organizer working for social change, a teacher trying to change the culture of your school, a person trying to follow Jesus faithfully, 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.

Leadership: David Jehnsen (co-author of the Kingian Nonviolence curriculum, former project staff for Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Chicago); Matt Guynn (director of nonviolent social change organizing, On Earth Peace); and other co-facilitators.

Time: Registration at 8:30, workshop 9am-5pm, with one hour break for lunch (not provided).

Fee: $60. For additional $10 fee, you can receive 0.7 CEUs from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.

Questions? Contact kingian@onearthpeace.org

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