The Fundy Peace Foundation is a part of a strong culture of Organizations, Foundations and Government Agencies working towards Peace.
The board passed the following value provisions to help it guide its self-governance and the governance of the various projects it sponsors. The planning for each project by the board includes a review of how well the goals and modalities of execution of the project respect these values.
- Respect for human rights is paramount, with no bias accorded to sex, age, experience, religion, cultural background or ethnicity.
- Interventions are respectful of culture, and all participants will have an understanding of the local culture before any project is initiated.
- In situations where a dichotomy exists between the culture, as it exists, and the beliefs necessary to establish and maintain peace, Fundy Peace Foundation projects will endeavor to catalyze change at a pace that is acceptable to that community.
- We hold true that cultures will evolve towards fairness and equality given opportunities and stability.
- All members of a society have a valuable role to play in peace building whatever their age, sex or experience.
- Projects offer mentorship and support, as opposed to importing external expertise on a sustained basis.
- Prevention is better than the cure: the building and maintenance of Peace may occur through post-conflict and pre-conflict interventions.
- Peace cannot be established through the use of threats and violence and is not simply the absence of war.
- Projects will only be sustainable when embedded in the local community and culture with their participation at all stages (setting up, running and evaluating) of the project.