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 Colloquium: Join Us!
The RPP Colloquium convenes a cross-disciplinary group of faculty, experts, graduate students, and alumni from across Harvard University and the local area to explore topics in religions and the practice of peace. A diverse array of scholars, leaders, and religious peacebuilders from around the globe are invited.
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.