The Abraham Global Peace Initiative's mission and mandate is to assist, encourage and promote, whether on its own or in conjunction with others, the advancement of human knowledge and understanding through the study of and research into international human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy, global peace and civil society in Canada, Israel and around the world.
Our Sacred Virtues: In keeping with Abrahamic tradition, we adhere to the following guiding principles: Love thy neighbour; pursue justice; repair the world; do not oppress the stranger; do not stand idly by.
What We do In a Nutshell:
Inspire and motivate the global community to strive toward pluralism and human dignity | Encourage peace through research, education, advocacy and international diplomacy | Strengthen relations with friends, allies and the international community | Challenge oppressive regimes to further peace and democracy | Educate and inform the public through the media, press releases and briefings | Promote religious freedom and counter extremism | Unify interfaith leaders and encourage dialogue | Provide educational platforms internationally to achieve peace through meetings, symposia, lectures and events | Promote Academic freedom, peace and security | Partner with NGOs and experts supporting human advancement through human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy, global peace and civil society |Publish articles on critical issues, to advance human knowledge in the areas of human rights, fundamental freedoms, democracy, global peace and civil society | Seek to develop and refine international legal remedies and procedures | Make or grant bursaries, scholarships, subsidies, donations or grants to further research and advocacy in international human rights.
Upholding Human Rights
The upholding of human rights is a fundamental premise of The Abraham Global Peace Initiative. Our exclusive purpose is to contribute and advance the moral and ethical development of the community, work to preserve human life and uphold the administration and enforcement of Canadian law in all this entails. Our objective is to uphold human rights through activities that seek to encourage, support and defend human rights “that have been secured by law, both in Canada and abroad”.
We operate exclusively non-partisan under Canadian human rights law and practice. For our purpose, and in accordance with the Charities Directorate, the “term human rights refers to those individual rights and freedoms, within their prescribed limitations”, set out in the following documents:
· The Canadian Bill of Rights
· The Canadian Human Rights Act of 1977
· The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
· Canada’s Approach to Advancing Human Rights
· Provincial Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals
· Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
- Victims Bill of Rights
· The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Canada is a signatory)
· The United Nations Charter (Canada is a signatory)
· Canada has ratified 7 Human Rights Treaties
- UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
In advancing human rights from a Canadian perspective, areas covered by The Abraham Global Peace Initiative cover gender equality including protections of LGBTI persons; protections of children and youth especially from war and conflict; Indigenous affairs; human rights of refugees and displaced peoples; advancing freedom of religion or belief; championing Canada’s sustainable development goals; advancing pluralism and diversity in order to build inclusive societies. These areas which propels our work are all stated policy of the Government of Canada under its framework to “approach to advancing human rights”.
Laws and Conventions We Uphold: