Science For Peace is described in our manifesto as an organization which “will be action oriented: it will define itself by its actions, which will normally be taken by individual members or sub-groups”. If we are to suceed in making a significant contribution towards achieving our objectives, members of Science For Peace must make personal initiatives.
In this issue of the Bulletin members are urged to take the following actions:
- 82.14. – recruit new members and form Chapters of Science For Peace across Canada.
- 82.15. – renew their own membership and consider joining the Canadian Peace Research and Education Association.
- 82.17. – promote Disarmament Referenda and consider joining Operation Dismantle.
- 82.19. – write your MP about the ISMA proposal.
- 82.20. – write to Prime Minister Trudeau supporting the Minority Report on Security and Disarmament.
These actions constitute the minimum set for effective participation in the work of Science For Peace. We need much more — “your ideas, energy and involvement to help us confront the deadly threat of war waged with weapons of mass destruction”. We need personal initiatives of members in research and education directed towards peace.
The organizational structure of Science For Peace reflects this need. We now have an expanded Executive, which includes as well as the president, secretary and treasures also executive directors for the Bulletin, for Education and for Research.