Upcoming Events

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 rpp@hds.harvard.edu and include the link to the webpage on which the event announcement appears.

Religions and the Practice of Peace Events

Join us for the RPP Colloquium Series in 2017-18: "Envisioning Sustainable Peace: Leadership, Collaboration, and Creativity for a More Humane and Harmonious World." Videos of RPP Colloquiua in 2017-18 are available online.

2017-18 dates: October 5, 2017 and January 25, February 8, March 1, and May 3, 2018

Visit the RPP Series Archive to view videos and full descriptions of past RPP Colloquium sessions.

RPP Colloquium: Ministry to the Marginal: The Power of Partnerships
March 1, 2018

Violence is not inevitable in stressed and oppressed communities and the building of peace in those communities requires the building of bridges between unlikely collaborators. That's the lesson learned in Boston over three decades of trying to change the trajectory of proven-risk youth and their families.

Salam-Shalom: The Meaning of Peace Work in Jerusalem
March 20, 2018

Dr. Yakir Englander will speak about the current social and political peace projects underway today in Jerusalem. Set against the backdrop of historical peace efforts, the lecture will focus on the current language of peace and discuss the role of educators in this work. Using stories from his personal history, as well as from his 13 years on the ground working for peace among Muslims and Jews in the Middle East, as well as in American Jewish and Muslim communities, Dr. Englander will propose a new way to explore the meaning of peace in present and future Jerusalem. This event is cosponsored by Religions and the Practice of Peace.

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Other Events of Interest

Screening of "HARAM" with Cynthia Madansky
February 26, 2018

"ḤARĀM" is an essay film portraying the urgent contemporary situation at the Haram Al Sharif/ Noble Sanctuary in the Old City of Jerusalem reflecting on the growing Temple Mount Faithful movement whose goal is to build the Jewish Third Temple on this holy landscape and in turn to assert Jewish sovereignty over this holy Muslim site. Cynthia Madansky will discuss her film following the screening. Bio: Cynthia Madansky is an award winning filmmaker and painter. Her films integrate hybrid forms of cinematic traditions including autobiography, experimental methodologies, cinema verité, scripted narrative, ethnographic observation as well as dance and performance. She is a current fellow of the Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

Models of Interfaith Leadership in an Age of Polarization
February 26, 2018

Join the Pluralism Project in the Thompson Room of the Barker Center for a panel and discussion featuring Diana Eck, Professor, Harvard University and Director, The Pluralism Project; Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core; Jennifer Peace, Associate Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School; and Rabbi Or Rose, Director, The Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership, Hebrew College.

Let’s Disagree
March & April, 2018

Over the course of three evenings in March and April, the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program will host Let’s Disagree—a series of small-group discussions led by trained facilitators. Our aim is to convene people with diverse personal backgrounds and political views to address polarizing civic issues. Let’s Disagree is designed to explore deep differences of opinion and experience in a facilitated setting that encourages participants to embrace and learn from conflict. We welcome students, staff, faculty, and members of the greater Boston community.

Conference on Islam and Toleration
March 1-2, 2018

The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is pleased to announce our upcoming conference on Islam and Toleration with a keynote address by Khizr M. Khan. This conference aims to explore the concept and realities of toleration in the Islamic tradition with a focus on contemporary work, from Asia and Africa to Europe and the United States.

The Racial Justice Symposium
March 16, 2018

The Racial Justice Symposium (RJS), Racial Trauma & Healing in Social Work: Research, Policy & Practice, is a student-run event that aims to bridge the gap between scholars and practitioners within the field of Social Work. The inaugural symposium is designed to provide participants with resources and tools to analyze the multiple manifestations of racism and racial oppression and frame their work through a combined micro and macro lens. The Racial Justice Symposium is presented by Social Work Umoja and sponsored by the Research in Social, Economic, and Environmental Equity (RISE3) and the Office of the Dean of the Boston College School of Social Work.

Muslim Women’s Piety and Agency: The Case of the Women’s Piety Movement in West Bank, Palestine
March 29, 2018

Join the Women's Studies in Religion Program for a presentation and discussion with Ferial Khalifa, PhD, Visiting Scholar of Women's Studies and Islam. The event will take place in the Braun Room of Andover Hall at noon. Lunch will be served.

Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries Anniversary Fundraising Dinner 2018 Keynote Speaker: Rev. Liz Walker "The Moral Courage for Public Policy"
May 10, 2018

"Moral Courage for Public Policy": What does this mean? Why do communities need to be a part of shaping public policy? What areas do they want involvement in? What are some examples in communities already? How do WE participate in society? It will be a night of music, community awards, and a great way to meet people across our different constituencies.

Roxbury Presbyterian Church's senior pastor, Reverend Liz Walker, joined them in December of 2011. Rev. Liz, an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal tradition is a 2005 graduate of Harvard Divinity School and a veteran television journalist, the first African-American weeknight news anchor in Boston.


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