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.

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Other Events of Interest

Changing Systems, Changing Ourselves: Anti-Racist Practice for Sanctuary, Accompaniment & Resistance
Begins May 1, 2018

Do you want to join a community of people of faith and conscience committed to taking action as well as practicing reflection? Are you seeking ways to offer grounded solidarity that don't reproduce oppressive practices? Have you ever gone to an immigration (ICE) check-in or court to support a person at risk of deportation? Is your congregation part of the New Sanctuary Movement, or talking about joining?

Join a four-session monthly online course that explores these ideas and more.

Rededication to Resiliency: Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom Hashoah
June 10, 2018

This past summer in two separate acts of vandalism, ominously reminiscent of Kristallnacht almost 80 years ago, two of the iconic glass panels of the New England Holocaust Memorial were shattered. We will rededicate the now fully restored New England Holocaust Memorial in a symbolic gesture of our resilience and perseverance.

The commemoration will feature Rabbi Alan Turetz, a second-generation Holocaust survivor of Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill, survivor testimony from Esther Adler, and the winners of the 12th annual Israel Arbeiter Essay Contest. Please register for the event here.

2018 Parliament Of The World’s Religions
Nov 1-7, 2018

The Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful, and sustainable world. More than 10,000 people will participate in the 2018 Parliament in Toronto, which will last for seven days and comprise more than 500 programs, workshops, and dialogues, alongside music, dance, art and photography exhibitions, and related events presented by the world’s religious communities and cultural institutions.

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