Peace Building

Professor Jocelyne Cesari

‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

February 11, 2020

On January 3, the United States launched a drone attack that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, whom United States officials said was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition soldiers. Soleimani’s killing prompted a retaliatory attack by Iran on an American base in Iraq, during which a Ukrainian passenger jet was mistakenly shot down, killing 176 people on board.... Read more about ‘Beyond Wishful Thinking’: Peace Building in the Middle East

Noam Shuster-Eliassi

HDS Fellow Is a Jewish Israeli Comic with Palestinian Fans

September 6, 2019
On a recent Wednesday, Noam Shuster-Eliassi strolled around the tiny village in Israel where she grew up, Neve Shalom or "Oasis of Peace," wishing goodbye to her neighbors. The Israeli comedian was heading to Harvard University in just a few days for to serve as a visiting fellow with the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative of the Religious Literacy Project at HDS. There, she will be writing an hourlong comedy show in Hebrew, English, and Arabic. She is calling it, “Coexistence My Ass.”
Federica D'Alessandra

Sustaining Peace: The Role of Ethics, Law, and Policy

April 24, 2018

On May 3, the RPP Colloquium dinner series hosted by Religions and the Practice of Peace (RPP) will feature lifelong peace advocate Benjamin B. Ferencz, JD '43 Harvard Law School (HLS), the lead prosecutor and last living prosecutor of the Nüremberg Military Trials. Ahead of this special event, Federica D'Alessandra, Harvard Divinity School (HDS) fellow and RPP adviser, discussed her work with Ferencz and the urgent need to uphold international law and human rights norms in our era.... Read more about Sustaining Peace: The Role of Ethics, Law, and Policy

Enoch Joseph Aboi

Engaging Differences

October 24, 2017

Enoch Joseph Aboi had been serving as a pastor for his church in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria when in 2015 he started teaching full time at Evangelical Christian Winning All (ECWA) Theological Seminary. But Aboi soon realized that he was ready for more theological training of his own, and this time, he was eager to study in a multireligious setting.... Read more about Engaging Differences

Fania Davis and sujatha baliga

Restorative Justice: Spiritual Resources for Sustainable Peace in Communities

October 3, 2017

Religions and the Practice of Peace kicked off its 2017-18 colloquium dinner series October 5 with a talk focusing on the restorative justice approach. It will explore restorative justice, its spiritual dimensions, and the potential contributions of its approach to advancing sustainable peace in communities and the world.... Read more about Restorative Justice: Spiritual Resources for Sustainable Peace in Communities

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