Nuclear cataclysm, militarism, global heating and vast inequalities threaten the future of humanity and other species. Science for Peace, in addressing these deadly issues, adheres to a unifying vision.
Care of humanity and of Earth and its ecosystems is the precondition for both justice and peace. Human beings, creatures, and plants are part of a web of life that depends on Earth for its sustenance. None are on Earth of their own choice.
As intelligent living beings gifted with a moral sense, humans share responsibility to help humans, animals, and Earth itself — its air, water, plants, trees — to flourish. Science, as the instrument of reason, should be dedicated to creating peace and justice, and therefore nurturing life in human societies, among nations, and in nature.
This approach stands in opposition to the war and militarism model, and to the market mentality that reduces life to the individual pursuit of material gain. The economy depends for its functioning on Earth’s ecosystems and social systems. Yet unrestrained greed, commodification, and consumerism are destroying ecosystems and rending societies by unjust, unsustainable inequality.
Peace, justice, and ecological sustainability are indivisible, and science must foster all three. Science for Peace is grounded in these understandings.
Science for Peace was established in 1981, as the final decade of the Cold War began.
We are a charitable organization dedicated to popular education and research in the fields of peace, sustainability and justice.
Our members use knowledge to inform and change public policy. Science for Peace members focus, today as in the past, on the elimination of nuclear weapons, prevention of nuclear war and the weaponization of space, and conversion of the military economy to peaceful and sustainable uses.
Throughout our history, members have researched, taught, spoken up, and consulted to the government and to the UN. We hold many public meetings and forums, engage people through social media and our website, and collaborate with and support the activities of allied groups.
- Why Canada Should Withdraw from NATO
- Resolution on Canada and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
- Resolution on the Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign
In pursuit of goals of peace, justice and sustainability, Science for Peace advocates nonviolent action at home and around the world. Nonviolence is not only politically effective, but also congruent with our goals. Means and ends are inextricably linked.
Meet like-minded and engaged people from a range of academic backgrounds and nonacademic professions. We welcome members from outside academia.
Members can participate in, or generate, coalition building, research, working groups, conferences, and follow-up activities.
Your annual membership fee supports research and education, allowing us to produce materials online and in printed form, and mount forums, workshops and lectures. SfP is a registered charity: memberships and donations are tax deductible. The Join/Donate page has more information on how to join and pay your dues online.
- Sustaining Members: $100
- Regular Members: $60
- Unwaged/Student Members: $20
- Global South Members: $10
We invite university students to join the SfP Campus Group, which works closely with Science for Peace Canada. More details, and an application form, are available at the campus group page on this site. We also welcome applications for internships.
See the Science for Peace contact page