Dean David N. Hempton

Dean David N. Hempton

The Sustainable Peace Initiative, launched by Dean Hempton, seeks to foster One Harvard connections for a more humane and harmonious world. Last year, we invited students from across Harvard's Schools to be regular members of the Sustainable Peace Working Group 2017-18





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. On May 3, 2018, the final RPP Colloquium session of the year, titled Sustaining Peace: The Role of Ethics, Law, and Policy in Promoting a New International Security Paradigm, featured a conversation with Ben Ferencz, International Peace Advocate and Former Nüremberg Prosecutor and respondents J. Bryan Hehir (Harvard Kennedy School) and Gabriella Blum (Harvard Law School).


Albert and Karen Budney, MDiv '91, made a major gift to support the Religions and the Practice of Peace Initiative at HDS.Building Peace Through Religious Understanding

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. 

RPP Series Archive

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

RPP Colloquium 2017-18

RPP Colloquium 2016-17
RPP Colloquium 2015-16
RPP Colloquium 2014-15
Women and the Practice of Peace
Islam and the Practice of Peace

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

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