Sustainable Peace Initiative

Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David N. Hempton

The Sustainable Peace Initiative, launched by Dean Hempton, fosters One Harvard connections for a more humane, harmonious, and equitable world. This year, we invite people from across Harvard University and the local community to share companionship, contemplation, and inspiration for peace at Sustainable Peace Cafés 2018-19





Feature Articles

Fania and sujathaRestorative Justice: Spiritual Resources for Sustainable Peace in Communities

Fania Davis and sujatha baliga discuss restorative justice and its spiritual dimensions and potential contributions to advancing sustainable peace in communities and the world in an interview with HDS prior to their address during the October 2017 RPP Colloquium on the restorative justice approach.

RPP Colloquium: Join Us!

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. 

Join us for our Spring RPP Colloquium sessions which will take place on February 14, March 14, and April 11. More information to follow.

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 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!