Peace Retreats for Youth Groups

On Earth Peace offers overnight and weekend-long peace retreats for youth.  Working with local hosts- congregations, districts, camps, organizations, Peace Retreats are tailored to each group's learning and fellowship goals.  Topics can include:  bullying, Christian advocacy, just peace, Brethren peacemakers, Christian nonviolence, peacemaking in everyday life, communication and listening, global justice issues, conscientious objection, understanding difference, Biblical roots of peacemaking, conflict resolution, and peacemaking and the creative arts.


In addition, On Earth Peace offers four fully designed retreats:

  • Agape Community Peace Retreat invites youth to explore Jesus' call to peacemakers through scripture and peace church tradition.
  • The Meeting Place Peace Retreat teaches youth skills for healthy communication and conflict transformation.
  • Enemy Love Peace Retreat focuses on Jesus' call to "love your neighbors."  Youth explore just peace, conscientious objection to war, and nonviolent strategies for social change.
  • Who Is My Neighbor Peace Retreat (for middle school youth) is an introduction to peacemaking in everyday life.

Each Peace Retreat engages youth through adventure-based learning and creative problem solving and is designed to build community through worship, learning, and fellowship.

For more information or to schedule a retreat, contact Marie Benner-Rhoades.