The GHfP Institute’s research in the area of peace and peacefulness involves conceptual exploration about what constitutes peace, dialogue amongst interdisciplinary specialists, thinkers and practitioners, and grassroots peace-building projects in post-conflict societies.
In this process, we have developed ethically attuned understandings of positive peacefulness. It requires translating such understandings and insights in socio-economic political systemic terms, which can help envisage and design peaceful societies.
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 on peace can be found in these two books:
Peacefulness: Being Peace and Making Peace (Spirit of Humanity Press)