The St. John's Ploughshares Group
Year Published: 1981
Organization profile published 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2388
The St. John's Ploughshares Group is a community education organization which aims at increasing public awareness and concern about disarmament, arms control and the arms race.
Abstract: The St. John's Ploughshares Group is a community education organization which aims at increasing public awareness and concern about disarmament, arms control and the arms race. The Group uses audio-visual aids, speakers and displays to reach the general public and specific interest groups such as churches, unions, schools and service clubs. An affiliated Student Ploughshares operates on the campus of Memorial University.
The Group was founded in the fall of 1980 and within six months had attracted an active membership of 15 with another 8 in the student offshoot. So far, it has relied on materials produced by other organizations across the country and is always happy to receive samples of such materials.
While the area of operation of the group is St. John's, Newfoundland, it is willing to participate in national networks or campaigns where appropriate.
Future plans call for a resource centre for peace education materials. The student affiliate plans to sponsor a referendum on campus on nuclear disarmament.
This organization no longer exists.