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 peace, encourage practical steps towards nuclear disarmament and minimize recourse to military force.
“. . . they shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation; neither shall they learn war anymore.”– Isaiah 2:4
Ploughshares Calgary aims to educate and encourage public discussion on:
- Human security and nonviolent conflict resolution
- Canadian foreign and defense policies
- Nuclear disarmament, control of conventional arms, militarism and specific wars and interventions
We are a registered non-profit society in Alberta and gladly accept donations towards our work.
Join Author/Activist Rivera Sun for: People Power Peace: How Civil Society Stops War, a virtual talk on how everyday people have halted and prevented violent conflicts around the world. Contrary to common view, wars are not always won or prevented by military or even diplomacy. Sometimes, determined and passionate societies halt them – or keep them from breaking out in the first place. Rivera will share stories from around the world, some better known – like the Women of Liberia Mass Action For Peace – others less well known, but equally powerful. She will also lift up moments amidst broader struggles where nonviolent action kept armed factions from descending into civil war. Rivera has rolled up her sleeves and carried out systematic research collecting stories from every continent on the history of nonviolent strategies challenging war. The result is a compelling presentation that offers a powerful and comprehensive picture on how everyday people have stopped war. This talk will be interactive, with lots of time for Q&A.
Author/Activist Rivera Sun has written numerous books and novels, including The Dandelion Insurrection and the award-winning Ari Ara Series. She is the editor of Nonviolence News and the Program Coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence. Her articles are syndicated by Peace Voice and published in hundreds of journals nationwide. Rivera Sun serves on the Advisory Board of World BEYOND War and the board of Backbone Campaign. www.riverasun.com
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