Canadian Church Leaders Call on Prime Minister to Press for End to NATO Bombing of Kosovo and Yugoslavia

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Europe

Letter to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. (français) April 13, l999 The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien Prime Minister of Canada House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A OA6 Dear Prime Minister, We write to you as leaders of Christian churches, appealing to you to press for an immediate, unilateral moratorium on the NATO bombing campaign. We are conscious of the heavy responsibilities …

International Church Appeal to Canada: Reverse NATO’s Nuclear Weapons Policy

Tasneem Jamal

Letter to Prime Minister Chrétien from The Canadian Council of Churches. Ploughshares, with The Canadian Council of Churches, is currently engaged in a special initiative with church agencies in other NATO countries to promote policies and declarations by church leaders which are similar to the nuclear weapons declaration made by Canadian church leaders last year. The following letter has been …

The Search for a Lasting Resolution of the Ethiopia/Eritrea Conflict

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts

Author Leenco Lata The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 Leenco Lata is a former leader of the Oromo Liberation Front of Ethiopia and participated in the political restructuring of Ethiopia after the overthrow of the military regime. He is currently a researcher and analyst living in Canada, and is associated with the International Resource Group on Disarmament and …

Time to Increase Security Spending

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 The pursuit of “human security” requires increased public investment aimed at producing the political, social, and economic conditions conducive to sustainable peace and security. In the weeks before Finance Minister Paul Martin tabled his latest budget, US Ambassador Gordon Giffin offered him a bit of friendly advice. “Investment in …

The 1998 Armed Conflicts Report

Tasneem Jamal

Author Ernie Regehr The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 The number of conflicts declined in 1998, but war continues to plague almost one out of every six countries. For the third year in a row there has been a reduction in the number of armed conflicts1 worldwide. While that still leaves almost one in six countries subjected to …

MPs Call for Nuclear Disarmament

Tasneem Jamal

Author Bill Robinson The Ploughshares Monitor March 1999 Volume 20 Issue 1 In December the House of Commons’ Foreign Affairs Committee released a report calling for significant changes in Canada’s nuclear weapons policies. The Committee’s recommendations address both the need to begin a real nuclear abolition process and the need to take immediate steps to reduce the danger of nuclear disaster. …