Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David N. Hempton

On the International Day of Peace, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, David N. Hempton, Dean of Harvard Divinity School, was the speaker for the Memorial Church Morning Prayers. Read his remarks here


Nestor Pimiento
Peace, In Theory and Practice 

One student's reflections on the visit of the RPP delegation to the UN High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace: "This experience is why getting an MDiv at HDS makes me even more confident to handle complex, tough issues needed to create and sustain peace." Nestor Pimienta, MDiv' 18

RPP Colloquium: Join Us!


Albert and Karen Budney, MDiv '91, made a major gift to support the Religions and the Practice of Peace Initiative at HDS.Building Peace Through Religious Understanding

Rev. Karen Budney, MDiv '91 and Albert Budney, MBA '74's passion for religious knowledge inspired them to make a major gift to RPP. "At HDS, I was surrounded by people of many different denominations who shared their faith openly and respectfully. It prepared me to engage with differences in a peaceful, more understanding manner," said Rev. Budney. 

RPP Series Archive

Dr. Shapiro and Rev. Dr. Lakawa speak at the Nov. 19 RPP Colloquium.The RPP Series Archive contains recommended resources and videos of past RPP Colloquium sessions and RPP talks on special topics.

RPP Colloquium 2015-2016
RPP Colloquium 2014-2015
Women and the Practice of Peace
Islam and the Practice of Peace

Help Us Realize the Vision

RPP Working Group student Sana Saeed asks a question of the Pastor and the Imam.

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