Mission statement

Heritage for Peace is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support all countries in conflict in their efforts to protect and safeguard cultural heritage during the armed conflict.

As an international group of heritage workers we believe that cultural heritage, and the protection thereof, can be used as a common ground for dialogue and therefore as a tool to enhance peace. We call on all people in these countries of any religion or ethnicity to enter into a dialogue and work together to safeguard their mutual heritage


Khan al-Shouneh, Aleppo 2010

Al-Medina medieval souk 2013

Al-Medina medieval souk 2013 (above), appears very similar to Khan al-Shouneh before the fire in 2012 (left) (Lens of a Young Halabi and Beshr O/Flickr)