Sustainable Peace Initiative

Dean David N. Hempton

The Sustainable Peace Initiative, launched by Dean David N. Hempton, fosters One Harvard connections for a more harmonious, cooperative, and equitable world. This year, we invited people from across Harvard and the local community to share companionship, contemplation, and inspiration for peace at Sustainable Peace Cafés. Read our feature article about the new series here





Feature Articles

Dr. Mason gives a talkKayla J. Smith, MDiv candidate and RPP Graduate Assistant, delivered remarks during Noon Service in Andover Chapel on April 3, 2019: Legacies and Complex Histories: A Memphis Narrative.

RPP Colloquium

The RPP Colloquium is a free public dinner event that explores topics and cases in religions and the practice of peace across academic disciplines and spiritual and cultural traditions. 

RPP Video Archive

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

RPP Video Archive
Women and the Practice of Peace
Islam and the Practice of Peace


Qing Guan is interviewed for RPP VoicesIn the Transformative Leadership and Spiritual Development course, students and fellows from numerous Harvard Schools learn across disciplines, religions, and cultures from one another and expert mentors. Watch TLSD 2015-16 and 2016-17 videos in which they speak about the impact on their growth as peace leaders, and how they will use the wisdom they have gained in their future work!

Help Us Realize the Vision

RPP Working Group student Sana Saeed asks a question of the Pastor and the Imam.Become an RPP Supporter!

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 for its innovative programs and seeks an endowment for a permanent RPP program. Join us in making a difference!