2020 Events

Oct. 20 What is Peace Education? By Educators for Peace and Justice Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM. An Interview with Walter Dorn: Two World Wars and the Status of UN Peacekeeping. Nov 17 at 7 PM. Educators for Peace and Justice. Conflict Resolution Training in Schools featuring Alyson Zwack by Educators for Peace and Justice Nov. …

2020 Events

Oct. 20 What is Peace Education? By Educators for Peace and Justice Nov. 10 at 7:00 PM. An Interview with Walter Dorn: Two World Wars and the Status of UN Peacekeeping. Nov 17 at 7 PM. Educators for Peace and Justice. Conflict Resolution Training in Schools featuring Alyson Zwack by Educators for Peace and Justice Nov. …

Upcoming Events

2021 Dates We are planning on meeting virtually the second Wednesday of every monthSeptember 22October 13November 10 November 21 December 8Bonus Event: October 23 Educators for Peace and Justice 2021 Dates October 25November 15December (tbd)

Past Events

Peace Village Ethical Responses to Refugee Needs Conference Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2019 Lights for Liberty – A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps Grant Dawson – Love Your Enemies 2019 Winter/Spring Program 2021 Events January 13– The Nuclear Weapons Stand-off: State of Play with Earl Turcotte January 18– Global Citizenship in a time of …

Educator and Parent Resources

This summer we created a guide for teachers to start implementing Peace Education easily in their classrooms! Please check it out and share! Peace-Education-A-Guide-to-Action-in-Alberta-Schools-1 In this Page: Peace Education Resources Books Lessons/Activities Podcasts Instagram Videos Curriculums Events Websites   Peace Education Resources https://www.peace-ed-campaign.org/ https://www.i-i-p-e.org/ https://www.seedsofpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/PeaceGames.pdf   Books Adult Books Racism, Anti-Racism White Fragility: Why It’s …

Educators for Peace & Justice

This summer we created a guide for teachers to start implementing Peace Education easily in their classrooms! Please check it out and share! Peace-Education-A-Guide-to-Action-in-Alberta-Schools-1   Our group is to discuss relevant topics, learn from others, and create community. There is a lack of connection for educators who are implementing peace and justice education in their …

Calgary Floating Lanterns

Your favourite summer event the Floating Lanterns Ceremony, now called “Peace Memorial Week”, will be moving online!  For 2020’s event, we have decided to turn our backs on COVID and provide a program that centres around you! How have YOU coped in the last three months? What is needed to bring some peace in the world?  From August 1st to August 8th, viewers will be able to tune …

2019 Summer Event

Come, experience the breathtaking beauty of lanterns floating on the Olympic Plaza pool and vibrant live music commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Launch your lanterns (rent available for $5 donation) for peace and happiness for your family, our community, and the world. Free event. DATE: August 3rd, 2019 TIME: 8:00 pm -9:30 pm WHERE: Olympic Plaza …

Floating Lantern 2018

Join us as we commemorate the 226,000 lives lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and take a stand for peace. We’ll release hundreds of lanterns on the pool at Olympic Plaza in solidarity with people participating in similar events in cities around the world. Lanterns are available to rent for a donation of …

Volunteer

Ploughshares Calgary relies on volunteers like you to carry out its work. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following tasks: office and other admin tasks set up and take down at events To get involved, fill out our contact form, email us at office@ploughsharescalgary.ca or call (403) 270-7366.

FAQ

  What are the objectives of Ploughshares Calgary? We seek to educate and encourage public discussion concerning human security, nonviolent conflict resolution, ongoing violent conflicts, Canadian foreign and defence policy, and the control of weapons, especially nuclear weapons.   What does this group do? We hold educational meetings; sponsor and arrange conferences and events of …

Impact

Ploughshares Calgary has been active on issues of peace, justice and disarmament since 1982 and has made contributions to advocacy efforts on a local and national level. Initiatives of Ploughshares Calgary and individual members of the organization have won a total of 10 peace medals from the YMCA of Calgary. 1980 Raised awareness of American cruise …

About us

A secure world without war. A just world at peace. Ploughshares Calgary Society seeks to educate and encourage research to create mutual respect and understanding so as to contribute to human security and the peaceful resolution of conflicts. By holding educational events, engaging in advocacy and publishing a regular newsletter, we seek to build sustainable …

Donate

Support Us Ploughshares Calgary is sustained by donations from individuals, groups and faith-based organizations as well as annual fundraising events. Your generous support goes towards carrying out our monthly educational meetings and other events. We are unable to provide tax receipts at this time.    How to Donate Fill out our donation form  Call the Ploughshares …