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.
Current Program Priorities (2018-21)
Members of the Project Ploughshares Management Committee (2018-21)
Jim Christie (Chair)
Bob Clarke (Vice-Chair)
Kathryn Hare (Treasurer)