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, thereby nurturing life in human societies, among nations, and in nature.
Science for Peace is a charitable organization dedicated to popular education and research on the intersections of demilitarization, decarbonization and social justice.
Science for Peace synthesizes scientific knowledge to inform and change public policy. Science for Peace members focus, today as in the past, on the elimination of nuclear weapons and the prevention of nuclear war. In response to the threat posed by the climate emergency, Science for Peace has adopted a program for this decisive decade that explores and publicizes the mutually reinforcing relationship- between militarism and global warming and, conversely, between demilitarization and decarbonization.
Throughout our history, members have researched, taught, spoken up, and consulted to the government and to the UN. We hold public meetings and forums, engage people through social media, policy briefs and our website, build alliances, and collaborate on campaigns with allied groups.
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.
We have three working groups, all of which welcome new members:
- Nuclear weapons
- Militarism and climate change
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.
Our Goals in 2022:
- Nuclear Weapons:
- Pressure Canada to adopt observer status at the state-parties meeting of the UN’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW)
- Medium term: pressure Canada to adopt and ratify the TPNW
- Militarism and Climate Change:
- Persuade Government of Canada and Province of Ontario to live up to their announced decarbonization goals
- Increase popular awareness of the linkages between militarization and global warming, and the advantages and possibilities of combining demilitarization with rapid decarbonization
- Increase popular awareness of the blunders and over-reach of NATO since the end of the Cold War, and in particular in the case of the current Ukraine crisis
- Press for Canada to withdraw from NATO