Date(s) - 01/03/2018
6:00 pm


Harvard University Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.

Space is limited. RSVP is required.

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.


  • Rev. Dr. Ray Hammond, MD ’75, MA ’82, AB ’71, pastor and founder, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church; chairman and co-founder, Ten Point Coalition; executive committee member, Black Ministerial Alliance, Boston.
  • This event will be moderated by Stephanie Paulsell, PhD, Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies; formerly associate dean for ministry studies and Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

This monthly public series, convened by HDS Dean David N. Hempton, brings together a cross-disciplinary RPP Working Group of faculty, experts, graduate students, and alumni from across Harvard University and the local area to explore topics and cases in religions and the practice of peace. A diverse array of scholars, leaders, and religious peacebuilders are invited to present and engage with the RPP Working Group and general audience. A light dinner is served and a brief reception follows the program.

More information visit the RPP website.