Project Ploughshares is an operating division of The Canadian Council of Churches that works with churches, governments and civil society to advance policies and actions to prevent war and armed violence.
Recent Blog Posts
The Outer Space Treaty at 50April 26, 2017
Join us for a conversation about the future of outer space governance as the Outer Space Treaty faces the next generation of challenges. Presented by the Space Security Index. When: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Where: Best Western Ville-Marie, Mont Royal I (20th floor) 3407 Rue Peel, Montreal Featuring: David Kendall Chair of UN COPUOS (Canada) Ambassador (Ret’d) ...
How can Canada respond to irregular migrants?April 4, 2017
The arrival of recent irregular migrants to Canada in context Frightened people are showing up in border towns in Manitoba, Québec, and British Columbia. They have braved freezing temperatures to venture across snowy fields or uncharted brush. Some arrive with severe cases of frostbite or other injuries and end up in hospitals. A potential crisis? The number of irregular migrants ...
Changing the “War on Terror” scriptApril 4, 2017
Two events brought the ‘War on Terror’ to our attention in recent weeks: the attack on Westminster bridge and Parliament in London on March 22, and the ban on large electronics imposed on a selection of airlines flying from several countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the United States and the United Kingdom. Although unrelated, both events ...
Project Ploughshares celebrates 40 yearsMarch 28, 2017
On Monday, March 13, at Knox Presbyterian Church in Waterloo, Ont., supporters and staff of Project Ploughshares gathered to mark 40 years of the organization’s continuous work in the pursuit of a more just, peaceful, and secure world. Hiroshima survivor and world-renowned nuclear disarmament activist Setsuko Thurlow shared her astonishing and moving account of living through one of the worst ...
CBC radio interview: Canada and the nuclear weapons banMarch 28, 2017
Why isn't Canada part of UN negotiations to create a worldwide nuclear ban? Listen to Cesar Jaramillo discuss this question on CBC Radio's The Current.
The migrants’ dilemma: refugee crisis in the AmericasApril 19, 2017
The Ploughshares Monitor: Spring 2017March 27, 2017
Volume 38 Issue 1 A quarterly publication of Project Ploughshares Please click on attachment to view document:
At a glance: Refugees and the Safe Third Country AgreementMarch 27, 2017
In 2017 a growing number of refugees have made claims after crossing irregularly (not at border points) from the United States into Canada. This has stimulated public debate about the effects of the Third Safe Country Agreement, which bars refugees arriving from the United States from claiming refugee status at a Canadian Point of Entry on the United States-Canada border.1 ...