Re-imagine the very definition of peace as we explore the intersection of racism, oppression, urban trauma, disaster, and other social realities faced by those desperately in need of peace. More than the absence of violence and war, we need the aggressive and proactive generation of peace, healing, and bliss under a continuing barrage of compromises to health and well-being. What is peace? How do we create it when there is little? Who deserves peacemaking?
Space is limited. RSVP is required: https://goo.gl/PcBTTJ
Speaker: Zumbi (Courtney Grey), founder, Kilombo Novo; director, Trauma Response and Recovery at Boston Public Health Commission
Moderator: Emily Click, assistant dean for ministry studies and field education and Lecturer on Ministry at HDS
Discussant: David Harris, managing director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School
Carter, J. Kameron. Race: A Theological Account. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Townes, Emilie M. Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil. Black Religion/Womanist Thought / Social Justice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan US, 2006.
With generous support from the Rev. Karen Vickers Budney, MDiv ’91, and Mr. Albert J. Budney, Jr., MBA ’74, as well as the Once Here Foundation.
This monthly public series, convened by Dean David N. Hempton of HDS, brings together a cross-disciplinary RPP Working Group of faculty, experts, 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.
This RPP Colloquium is in conjunction with the RPP Special Interactive Workshop on Friday, February 15.
Full event info: https://goo.gl/i6kyJ4
RPP website: https://rpp.hds.harvard.edu/