In 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.
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.
RPP Colloquium: Join Us!
RPP Colloquium: Buddhist Responses to Climate Change
Thursday, February 18
6 – 8:30 pm
RPP Colloquium: Transforming Racialized Divides in the US: Insights from the African-European American Experience
Thursday, March 24
6 - 8:30 pm
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.