John and Pat Hume Foundation to be launched this week



A foundation in the name of former Nobel Peace Prize Winner, John Hume, and his wife Pat Hume, is to be launched later this week.

The Hume Foundation will formally launch, including a new website on Friday in Belfast.

The launch, led by Hume Foundation Chair, Professor Sean Farren, will take place virtually from the NIAVAC studio in Belfast

The John and Pat Hume Foundation will seek to advance non-violent and peaceful change-making for present and future generations in divided societies and support and inspire leadership for peaceful change at home and across the world through a series of outreach and support programmes.

The Foundation's Leadership and Board is composed of people, from diverse backgrounds and communities, who bring experience and a range of different viewpoints to the organisation's work.

Speakers at the online event will include Professor Sean Farren, Dawn Purvis, Sara Canning and John Hume Jnr.

The website can be visited on Friday, following the launch.