Project Ploughshares works to advance policies and actions that prevent war and armed violence and build peace. We do this primarily through research and analysis that carefully considers differing points of view. On occasion, we support broader campaigns that further our primary goals. For example, in 2003, Project Ploughshares provided leadership to Canadian churches in their response to the U.S. plans for war on Iraq. Prepare for Peace in Iraq, the January 2003 joint statement of The Canadian Council of Churches, Kairos
and Project Ploughshares, was endorsed by 40,000 individuals and groups and was instrumental in helping to keep Canada out of the U.S.-led war. Some other examples of events or campaigns we have helped co-ordinate are: the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence; Disarming Domestic Violence campaign; and 100 Days of Action on the Arms Trade, which included the Million-Faces Petition, a global online effort to demonstrate public support for a global arms trade treaty.