Peace is a human concept, and peace can only be achieved when people are in touch with their own humanity
— Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès
Founder and Chairman
Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace [GHFP] About Our Work Activity and Projects
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. This principle guides the focus of our work and how to approach it.
GHFP work focuses on understanding key concepts underpinning our major areas of engagement; peace, dialogue and human flourishing. Through mapping out the conceptual landscapes in these fields, we can begin identifying good questions that may lead to genuine shifts in people’s perceptions, attitudes and ways of thinking.
The foundation’s objective is to facilitate processes that help true human qualities to flourish in the world, and for our work to be inspired by these qualities. The focus is on posing key questions and identifying and developing good ideas and using research to demonstrate things can be different and for the better.