The Global Issues Project of Science for Peace obtained its seed funding in November 2005. Its objective was to create strategies to deal with crucial global issues. Initially we decided to develop the strategies by means of roundtables that would bring together a wide range of people, not merely scholars and experts on the issues. … Read more The Work of the Global Issues Project and the Wasan Action Framework
Declaration and Recommendations of the Interdisciplinary Round Table on Climate Change and Energy Strategies 13-15 Sept. 2007, Wasan Island, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada, Sponsored by Science for Peace, David Suzuki Foundation and Breuninger Foundation.1 The first clear warnings of danger due to emissions of greenhouse gases due to human activity emerged 25 years ago. Prudence … Read more The Wasan Action Framework
We know the essential facts about the world’s looming dangers – global warming, the ongoing possibility of an accidental nuclear war, the destruction of species habitats, and all the rest. Most of us even know what to do. The problem is our failure to act, to become engaged in saving the world. What can be … Read more Wanted: Writers Who Will Work for Change
The definition of a Culture of Peace in Table 1 was developed by the United Nations. Table 1 Culture of Peace Culture of War Transforming values, attitudes and behaviours based on violence to those which promote peace and nonviolence; Retaining violence as one of the accepted ways of settling disputes, within and between nations, and … Read more Culture of Peace-Culture of War
In a world addicted to war, with ubiquitous violence, soaring military expenditures, vast material resources and scientific brains sucked into the war machine, and warring madness in the media, how do we build peace? Religion now seems more the source of violence – thanks to George Bush’s claim to God’s direction in his Shock and … Read more Where does peace begin?
It is difficult and yet essential to understand extreme violence that leads to death or crippling. The attribution of extreme violence only to criminals or to particular ethnic/racial groups is a politically and psychologically convenient way to deflect attention from other forms of violence. Vilifying a particular subgroup of violent offenders is politically opportunistic, such … Read more Findings on Extreme Violence
This last issue of The Bulletin for 2007 finds Canadians still engaged in a colonial war in Afghanistan and support of the illegal occupation of Iraq. While the redirection of our resources towards destructive activities continues unabated, we also see within Canadian society a creeping militarism. For example, disguised as an effort to support our … Read more A Note from the Science for Peace President