About Project Ploughshares
Project Ploughshares takes its name and its vision from the ancient biblical vision in the Book of Isaiah in which the material and human wealth consumed by military preparations are transformed into resources for human development, thereby removing the roots of war itself.
Originally founded in 1976, Ploughshares became a project of the Council a year later, in 1977, with the mandate to advance policies and actions that prevent war and armed violence and build sustainable peace.
As a peace research institute of The Canadian Council of Churches, Project Ploughshares provides expertise and analysis to the Council and its members on peace and security issues and assists in shaping an ecumenical response to those issues.
Strategic Goals (2021-24)
Members of the Project Ploughshares Management Committee (2021-24)
Bruce Adema (Chair), Member-at-large
Bob Clarke (Vice Chair), Member-at-large
Colin Read, Canadian Unitarian Council
Dale Dewar, Canadian Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Duncan Etches, The United Church of Canada
John Nichols, Community of Christ
Luke Stocking, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Mark Vander Vennen, Christian Reformed Church in North America
Matthew Lingard, The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Rebekah Sears, Peace & Justice Office of Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Simon Guthrie, The Anglican Church of Canada
Last updated July 2023