Our research in the area of peace and peacefulness involves both grassroots peacebuilding projects in post-conflict societies and dialogue amongst interdisciplinary specialists, thinkers and practitioners.
Peace is a human concept, and peace can only be achieved when people are in touch with their own humanity. — Simon Xavier Guerrand-Hermès, co-Founder and Chairman
So far, we have developed ethically attuned understandings of positive peacefulness, which are not neutral with regard to the political structural features of society. It requires us to translate such understandings into socio-economic political systemic terms.
Currently, we are investigating questions such as: “What implications such understandings of peacefulness may have for questions concerning international organisations and socio-economic and political structures and systems?” More positively, “What systemic changes are necessary for humans to realise more fully our nature as peaceful beings?”
More about our work in peace can be found here: Understanding Peace Holistically: From the Spiritual to the Political (published by Peter Lang), and Peacefulness: Being Peace and Making Peace (published by Spirit of Humanity Press)