Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David N. HemptonIn his 2012 Convocation address, Dean Hempton drew on the memory of violence he witnessed in Northern Ireland to offer hopeful visions for the future. His address, “The Fog of Religious Conflict,” began a discussion on religion and sustainable peace that led to the RPP Initiative that exists today.


First Ladies High Level Forum on Education Cites RPP as Model

RPP is commended as a model program at the First Ladies High Level Forum on Education at the United Nations in New York by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, in his address "Education for a Sustainable Planet" in September 2015.


Growing Initiative Builds Toward Peace

Harvard Divinity School news highlights RPP's progress. "HDS and RPP have a unique opportunity to become a global resource for helping conflicting groups better understand each other's belief systems," said Daniel L. Shapiro, director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program.

RPP Series Archive

The RPP Colloquium convenes a cross-disciplinary group of faculty, experts, graduate students, and alumni from across Harvard and the local area to explore topics in religions and the practice of peace. The RPP Series Archive contains 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

Realize the Vision

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

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Your support is needed to help RPP leverage Harvard University’s unparalleled cross-disciplinary expertise and global reach to advance sustainable peace. RPP needs current-use funds to sustain its momentum until endowment funds are secured for an RPP faculty chair and program. Join us in making a difference!