Over 60 individuals participated in the Coalition for Peace Action's Emergency Vigil to "Give Peace a Chance" held on Saturday, August 15, for a Global Day of Peace for Iran, during the crucial 60 day period Congress has to vote on the agreement. People gathered in more than 70 cities across the world to "Give Peace a Chance" and prevent another war in a Worldwide Call to Action to Support Diplomacy by Sealing the Deal with Iran! The photos that were taken are to be included in a global film compiled of the photos from all 70 cities worldwide!
Photos courtesy of CFPA Photographer, John Lien.
To see a Video of the Iran Deal Peace Rally by CFPA's John Lien, Click Here.
The Rev. Bob Moore, CFPA Executive Director speaks at August 5, 2015 Commemoration of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombings.
Glenn Swann plays the Shakuhachi (Japanese flute) in commemoration of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki bombings.
Dr. Frank von Hippel, Princeton University nuclear arms expert and CFPA Sponsor, gives power point update on the Iran Nuclear Agreement at CFPA's Annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration.
NJ musician/comedian, Dave Lippman, performs satire during CFPA's 2015 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration Program at the Princeton Public Library on August 5, 70 years after the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
To view a complete gallery of photos from the 2015 Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration, (Pictures courtesy of John Lien), Click Here.
CFPA Delegation for Iran Lobby Day on July 23 meets with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA).
Thirteen people, including scientific experts, clergy, and an Iranian American participated in CFPA’s Iran Lobby Day to Washington, DC on July 23, soon after the 60 day Congressional Review began of the final Agreement on the Iran nuclear issue. Visits were made to all four US Senate offices representing NJ and PA, as well as to the offices of Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman, Donald Norcross, and Frank Pallone.
Information packets were given at each appointment, and constructive and respectful conversations were had with elected officials and their senior staffers—including a follow-up conference call with staff to Sen. Bob Menendez. It was a productive day. For further information, contact Rev. Bob Moore at
PA Delegation led by Ed Aguilar, CFPA Pennsylvania Executive Director, personally meet with Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). Pictured from left to right: Senator Bob Casey (D-PA); Dr. Christiaan Morssink, CEO, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia; Ed Aguilar, J.D., CFPA Pennsylvania Executive Director; The Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director, CFPA Regional Headquarters - Princeton, NJ.
The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) along with other Peace Action affiliates, National Peace Action, and allies, facilitated an all-day People's Movement Assembly (PMA) at the US Social Forum held at Temple University in Philadelphia on Friday June 26, 2015. There were six workshops throughout the day on the following topics: A Foreign Policy for All; Shattering Silos - Peace, Social, & Economic Justice; Stop Militarized & Reconnaissance Drones; Stop Fossil Fuels, Nukes - Movement Building for Clean Energy & Nuclear Abolition; No Nuclear Buildup, No Mass Incarceration, No Militarization of the Police - Build up our Communities; Seal the Deal with Iran, Promote Global Diplomacy, Stops Arms Race in Middle East - Talk on North and South Korea.
Speakers pictured from left to right: Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth; Ed Aguilar, Coalition for Peace Action - Pennsylvania; Kevin Martin, National Peace Action; Medea Benjamin, Code Pink; Jondhi Harrell, The Center for Returning Citizens; Tammy Murphy, Project for Nuclear Awareness; Alesha Vega, Coalition for Peace Action - Regional headquarters, Princeton, NJ.
Co-Sponsors for the Coalition for Peace Action's PMA at the US Social Forum: 350 Philly; AFSC; Brandywine Peace Community; Center for Returning Citizens; Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA); Code Pink; GasTruth.org; MASS Peace Action; National Peace Action; Pennsylvanians Against Fracking; Phila-Area Anti-Drone Network; Project for Nuclear Awareness; UN Association -Greater Philadelphia.
Organized by Mt. Pisgah AME Church of Princeton NJ, in collaboration with the Coalition for Peace Action and the Princeton Clergy Association, an overflow crowd of 400 gathered on Wednesday, June 24 in Princeton, to stand and march in solidarity to reflect and commemorate the nine victims gunned down at the historic Mother Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. (Photos courtesy of John Lien)
Representatives of the Ceasefire NJ Project of the Coalition for Peace Action testified for the Domestic Violence/Guns Bill at the NJ Senate Law & Public Safety Committee at the NJ State House in Trenton on June 11, 2015.
Pictured left to right at front: Dolores Phillips, Legislative Director, Ceasefire NJ Project; The Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action; Kip Cherry, Co-chair Political Action Committee for Coalition for Peace Action.
Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore gives invocation for opening of NJ General Assembly on June 11, 2015.
The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) held their 35th Anniversary Membership Dinner and Gathering on June 7, 2015. John Burroughs, J.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of the NY-based Lawyers Commitee on Nuclear Policy and co-counsel for the Marshall Islands in its Nuclear Zero cases, was the featured keynote. CFPA also honored five regional key leaders for their outstanding, and longlasting peace work. In case you missed it, or would like to revisit this wonderful event, see the photos and video coverage below.
Pictured from left to right: Maria Afsharian, Co-captain, NIAC-NJ & CFPA Honoree; Irene Goldman, CFPA Chair; The Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director CFPA; Iranian-American CFPA's community liaisons, Dr. Firoozeh Vali & Dr. Ahmad Farzad; Ali Ghaemi, Co-captain, NIAC-NJ & CFPA Honoree; and Dr. Frank von Hippel, expert consultant & long time CFPA supporter. (Photo courtesy of John Lien)
Aerial view of 35th Anniversary Membership Dinner and Gathering with keynote, John Burroughs, J.D., Ph.D., speaking at the podium. There were approximately 150 individuals in attendence at this year's event. (Photo courtesy of John Lien)
Complete Gallery of Photos! (Courtesy of John Lien)
Video of 35th Anniversary Membership Dinner and Gathering (Video courtesy of George McCollough, Princeton Community Television)
The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-sponsors a monthly Protest Against the Horsham Drone Command Center. The campaign to "stop the command center before it starts" continues the last Saturday of each month. The center opened in October 2013, but doesn't become operational until 2015. See photos below courtesy of John Lien, from the May monthly protest.
Complete Gallery of Photos (courtesy of Photographer John Lien)
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