Founder and President of the not-for-profit association, Prof. Hausermann is a visionary pragmatist, who set up the organisation over 27 years ago. Rights and Humanity is the pioneer of the Human Rights Approach to Development. She is the author of the Rights and Humanity Principles of Responsibility and over the last two and a half decades has had a considerable influence on global policy and practice.
"I fully agree that the one ethic of unity and peace is unconditional love."
Vijay Mehta is Chair for Uniting for Peace, President of Mehta Centre for Peace and Founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. He is a renowned author and global activist for peace and human rights. Some of his notable books are 'The Fortune Forum Code: For a Sustainable Future', 'Arms No More' and his celebrated 'The Economics of Killing.'
"Your working method of reaching out via dialogue to other organisations and individuals for promoting the culture of peace is the right way to go about it."
Gaie Vickers is a visionary, poet and patron of the arts, with a life-long commitment to spirituality and peace. She is the author of 'The Hunter's Horn' and besides poetry, is a painter and lover of music and was formerly Vice President of the Summer Music Society of Dorset. Living in the West Country, Gaie has given ongoing support and encouragement to The Chandos.
"I so admire all that you are doing and the wonderful clarity you have of how it will all work."
Kaliyaphani was one of the original disciples of the Hindu leader and founder of Hare Krishna, Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. As such, Kaliyaphani has been a dedicated monk and teacher for many years. He has more recently been an inspiration to The Chandos and was a major contributor to the ideas within the book 'Evolving the Spirit'. He is the brother of the founder and lives in Florida, USA.
"I'm happy to get behind your noble endeavour."
Anthony Russell is a cultural historian, writer and artist. He founded The Chandos on behalf of his family to promote the culture of understanding both personally and globally. He lectures internationally, sits on the All Party Political Group on Burma and the committee of Uniting for Peace and his book 'Evolving the Spirit' was praised by Aung San Suu Kyi.
"I recognise no barriers between the arts, medicine, sensuality and true love."
Born in Hong Kong but spending most of his life in Europe, Sean Wong has a background in hospitality management and business administration. He is a tireless and generous supporter of The Chandos and responsible for its everyday administration. This he undertakes despite his responsibility for the management of all cleaning staff at St Thomas' Hospital in central London.
"However hard the times, always keep a bottle of champagne in the fridge."
"The only liberation struggle worth fighting is a struggle inspired by love."
The Chandos Foundation wishes to recognise with gratitude, the past assistance of the following:
Prof. Kevin Clements
Dau Aung San Suu Kyi
General, The Lord Dannatt GBC CBE MC
The Right Hon. Oliver Letwin MP
The Right Hon. William Hague MP
Sir Harry Studholme
Prof. Wensley Haydon-Baillie
Dr. Robert Care AOSir Richard Branson
The Lady Digby DBE
The Right Hon. Clare Short
Sir Jonathan Porritt CBE
Sir John Tavener