On Sunday, July 20th, 2003, as ‘Pugwashites’ from around the world arrive in the Nova Scotia village from which their global movement takes its name, a circle becomes complete.

Members of the ‘Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs’ holding their 53rd World Conference in Canada, find themselves “coming home”.

Entering the village today one sees signs proclaiming Pugwash “world famous for peace”. Other villages around the craggy coastline of Nova Scotia might feature lobsters or lighthouses, fortifications or sailing ships, but the emblem of proud choice here is the dove of peace. It is a story that started half a century ago.

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