12 Days of Ploughshares

  • The idea of ‘peace on earth’ is thrown around a lot this time of year. At Ploughshares Fund, we’re working to make it a reality. With the elimination of each nuclear weapon, we get closer to that goal. Whether we are urging Congress to reduce the nuclear budget, bringing together American...

    December 23, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
  • Nuclear weapons are inherently the stuff of national policy. Making change to how we think about nuclear weapons, then, requires changing the policies that surround them as well as addressing the socio-political roots behind them.

    December 23, 2011 - By admin
  • A large part of what makes Ploughshares Fund an effective organization is our dynamic, engaged Board of Directors. Board members come from many diverse backgrounds. What they have in common is outstanding expertise in their fields of interest - and a passion for a more peaceful world.

    December 22, 2011 - By Mary Kaszynski
  • South Asia is one of the world’s nuclear hotspots. Pakistan posesses the one of the world’s fastest growing nuclear arsenals and is politically unstable. India, also armed with nuclear weapons, has been to war with Pakistan three times in the last three decades. And Afghanistan, plagued by war and terrorism, threatens to destabilize the region.

    December 21, 2011 - By admin
  • Ploughshares Fund is a leading voice for the reduction and elimination of nuclear weapons. From our founding in a San Francisco living room to our leadership supporting the ratification of the New START accord, Ploughshares Fund has never wavered from that ultimate goal.

    December 20, 2011 - By admin
  • At Ploughshares Fund, we are determined to focus not only on the immediate issues of today but also on a longer-term goal: making sure we leave the best possible future for coming generations. The spread of nuclear weapons around the world poses an existential threat to life as we know it. If even one were to be used, it would have devastating consequences. By accident, malice or miscalculation, the use of nuclear weapons poses a constant threat to the future of our children and grandchildren. It’s a burden that we shouldn’t pass on.

    December 19, 2011 - By Megan Murphy
Experts and national security leaders from Colin Powell to Leon Panetta agree that a war with Iran would be d

    December 14, 2011 - By Mary Kaszynski
  • At Ploughshares Fund, we believe that groups working together toward common goals can accomplish more than any one organization can accomplish by itself. This cooperative approach is at the heart of our new grantmaking philosophy, which we call impact philanthropy.

    December 13, 2011 - By admin
  • Experts and policymakers from across the political spectrum agree that there are billions of dollars in savings to be found in the budget for nuclear weapons and their related programs. In a time of fiscal austerity, our country needs to understand the full cost of these programs.

    December 12, 2011 - By admin
  • In Washington, it seems everything is a partisan issue these days. From government spending to immigration laws, tax policy to war strategy, policymakers are trapped in a partisan gridlock.

    December 9, 2011 - By admin