Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace
Promote and support peace, and a sustainable human future; contribute strategically to the resolution of human problems, in a spirit of optimism and realism.
The GHFP was established in 1995 by Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès and Sharif Istvan Horthy. The founders believe that to effect enduring positive change and transformation in the world, the individual ought to start from a deeper connection with his/her inner life and spirituality.
- Healing the Wounds of History
Healing the Wounds of History through dialogue and encounter in Rwanda, Lebanon and Colombia. The programme aims to first build an awareness of these trans-generational transmissions of trauma, and then support individuals and groups in their journeys of healing and transformation
- Spirit of Humanity Forum
The Spirit of Humanity Forum is a new global network of organisations, communities and individuals committed to help bring about change in governance and decision-making, based on core human values. The Forum creates a safe space for deeper encounter, exploration and dialogue among leaders to discover new ways to move forwards
- International Symposium on Religion, Spirituality and Education for Human Flourishing
Co-convened by Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace and UN Alliance of Civilizations ‘Education about Religions and Beliefs' Project
- GHFP Peace Seminar series
Interreligious dialogue and interfaith events aiming to bring people from diverse backgrounds together in order to explore spirituality as an important part of being human, and how such understanding can help transcend our differences
- The InterFaithDirectory
The InterFaithDirectory presents a great start point to research and understand more on interfaith and interreligious dialogue and action. It provides a semantically ordered, online searchable resource presenting interfaith and interreligious organisations by associative key activities, and geographical distribution
- The InterWorldView Project
The InterWorldView Project has pioneered a concept that puts implicit emphasis on dialogue between individuals who uphold different worldviews. This can be used by peacebuilders, religious leaders, practitioners of reconciliation and anyone who is interested in enhancing an awareness of the Other and engaging with differences appreciatively
- Museum of World Religions
The Museum of World Religions is envisaged to be a world-class institution along the lines of the great museums of the world
- Symposium on Religion, Spirituality and Education for Human Flourishing (with UNAOC)
In supporting many international interreligious dialogue events we believe that dialogue is key to mutual understanding, humility and hope. So part of our work in interreligious dialogue is to investigate the role of spirituality and religion in the practices of dialogue and how spiritually informed dialogue lead to individual growth and social transformation. In hosting or sponsoring these dialogue events, we have the ideal opportunities to practise, experiment and study divergent dialogue methodologies as well as the ethics of dialogue in different settings.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Rwanda - Lebanon - Colombia - World - World - UK - Morocco - Austria - World - World - UK - Morocco