The costs of Canada’s indecisiveness on peacekeeping

Branka Marijan Featured, News

In Vancouver on November 14-15, Canada will host the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial forum —a key event for UN peacekeeping. One goal of the forum is to “elicit new pledges from Member States to close key capability gaps for UN peacekeeping operations.” Another is to build on the “3Ps (pledges, planning, performance) with an added emphasis on partnerships.” According …

A complicated business: To help those in need we must address underlying policy and political considerations

Tasneem Jamal

Author Samantha Nutt The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2012 Volume 33 Issue 1 Samantha Nutt is the founder of War Child and author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies, and Aid. This article is excerpted from Samantha’s keynote speech at Project Ploughshares’ 35th Anniversary in Waterloo on Feb. 27. When we think about giving, as Canadians, we think about contributing primarily to …

Colombia’s Best Hope: Ordinary people take peace into their own hands

Tasneem Jamal

Authors Adrienne Wiebe and Bonnie Klassen The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2011 Volume 32 Issue 2 Colombia has the dubious distinction of being the only country in the Americas identified by the Project Ploughshares Armed Conflicts Report for 20101 as experiencing armed conflict. For over 50 years, this country of rugged mountain ranges and tropical lowlands has suffered from a complex, …

Defence and Human Security

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor December 1999 Volume 20 Issue 4 “Human security,” defined by the Department of Foreign Affairs as “safety for people from both violent and non-violent threats,” is now advanced as one of the fundamental objectives of Canadian foreign policy. Internationally, “human security” is increasingly recognized as the true measure of state security, and yet, in a …

The Global Spread of Active Nonviolence

Tasneem Jamal

Author Richard Deats The Ploughshares Monitor June 1997 Volume 18 Issue 2 Reprinted from Fellowship Magazine, July/August 1996. Richard Deats is the Editor of Fellowship Magazine. He has been on the staff of the Fellowship of Reconciliation for the past 25 years. In the last century Victor Hugo wrote, “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose …

Building Peace: New Challenges for Canada’s Foreign and Defence Policies

Tasneem Jamal

Working Paper 93-4 Brief to the Special Joint Committees on Canada’s Foreign and Defence Policies, May 1994 Executive Summary Canada’s future security increasingly relies on the creation of a just and sustainable international order. With the Cold War now over, Canada has an opportunity to replace its old military-dominated approach to security with a more appropriate post-Cold War security policy. …

We Call for Peace: Statements on Peace by Canadian Churches and Religious Organizations

Tasneem Jamal

Working Paper 94-3 Table of Contents Introduction The Canadian Council of Churches The Anglican Church of Canada The Catholic Church and organizations The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Mennonite conferences and organizations The Presbyterian Church in Canada The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) The United Church of Canada Introduction By Martin Rumscheidt, Project Ploughshares …