This section provides a partial listing of upcoming events on religions and the practice of peace at Harvard University and beyond.
To submit information on an upcoming event, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the link to the webpage on which the event announcement appears
Join us for the RPP Colloquium Series in 2016-17: "Envisioning Strategies for Sustainable Peace: Exploring Religious Contributions"
Fall 2016: September 22, October 6, November 10, December 1
Spring 2017: January 26, March 2, March 23, April 6
Visit the RPP Series Archive to view videos and full descriptions of past RPP Colloquium sessions.
The RPP Colloquium is hosted in 2016 with generous support from the El-Hibri Foundation.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The growing hostility between the US and Russia, North Korea and Iran makes it more urgent to reduce the risk of nuclear war, as do plans to spend a trillion dollars replacing US nuclear weapons by new ones more suited for first-strike. Nuclear war can be triggered on purpose or through miscalculation, terror or error, and this conference aims to advocate and organize toward reducing this danger. It is not an academic conference, but rather one that addresses the political and economic realities of the new Trump administration, and attempts to stimulate and inform the kinds of social movement needed to change national policy. This year we mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “Beyond Vietnam” speech at Riverside Church with a great lineup of inspiring speakers. The conference registration includes lunch.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
In collaboration with the newDharma Sangha and Harvard University, we are organizing a group of 40 mindfulness teachers and practitioners to participate in a training to develop organizing tools for mindfulness through practices of meditation, community art, collective reflection, and discussion. Participants will develop and expand on tools to build collective action in their communities through teachings of compassionate practices to promote activism through healing, education about non harm towards the self, others, and the earth. These tools can be taught throughout the greater Boston community and beyond.