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Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare


The Peace Action Education Fund of CFPA is facilitating the Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare at the Princeton Theological Seminary beginning Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Interfaith Conference on

Drone Warfare

You are invited to an interfaith conference on lethal drones organized by national denominations and faith groups.


Location of Conference:
Erdman Center
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
Dinner on Friday, January 23,through lunch on Sunday, January 25, 2015

U.S. drone strikes continue in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria. On the weekend of January 23-25, people of faith from across the nation, many representing denominations, faith groups and religious organizations, will come to Princeton Theological Seminary to address the issue of drone warfare. Those attending will do three tasks:

1. Clarify the nature of lethal drones. Policy recommendations will be made by the conference to the U.S. government. Speakers with expertise in military strategy, international law, U.S. law, and national security will make presentations followed by discussion by all participants.

2. Apply our various traditions to our understanding of drone warfare to more fully understand this issue. People of all faiths are invited to participate.

3. Recommendations will be developed for how the religious community will address this issue.

Complete list of Speakers Here, including the following: 
The Most Reverend Richard E. Pates- Catholic Bishop of Des Moines, and Immediate Past Chair, International Justice & Peace Committee, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Jeremy Waldron- University Professor, New York University School of Law

Dr. Hassan Abbas- Professor & Chair of the Department of Regional & Analytical Studies, CISA National Defense University, Washington DC 
Rob Eshman- Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Jewish Journal
Antti Pentikainen- Finn Church Aid’s Executive Director & Chair for the Civil Society Advisory Committee for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) 
Marjorie Cohn- Professor of Law J.D Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Dr. George Hunsinger-Princeton Theological Seminary’s Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology
The Rev. Dr. Susan Thistlethwaite-Professor of Theology, Chicago Thelogical Seminary  
Conference Schedule

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For more information - Please contact Alesha Vega at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 609-924-5022

Rev. Richard Killmer, the project director, is reachable at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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