The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) held it's 37th Annual Multifaith Service and Conference for Peace on Sunday, November 13, attended by over 400. The theme of the Conference was "Preventing a New Nuclear Arms Race!" Also included in the program was also a presentation by Princeton University students, and recognition of special guest, Sister Megan Rice. Photos courtesy of John Lien.
Conference attendees filled Princeton University's Guyot Hall to hear speakers Frank von Hippel, Kelsey Davenport, Ira Helfand, Dan Zak, and Lisbeth Gronlund.
Princeton students presented their original video on understanding nuclear weapons.
Dr. Ira Helfand (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) discussed the real and present dangers of nuclear weapons.
The morning's Multifaith Service incorporated various traditions such as Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in a message of hope and peace.
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On Saturday, November 12 members of the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) and Christ Congregation gathered to honor Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore for 35 years with CFPA and 40 years as an ordained minister. Over 80 people came and enjoyed a potluck meal, music, and testimonials to Rev. Moore's peacemaking career. Photos courtesy of John Lien.
Guests enjoyed a potluck meal and toast to Bob.
Bob and his family were honored with a slideshow and comedic presentation about his vibrant career.
N.J. Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker provided a testimonial and joint resolution from the N.J. Legislature commending Bob's work.
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In late October Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Pennsylvania Director Ed Aguilar went to Washington D.C. on a lobby trip. He spoke to former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon (pictured above left) as well as Senator Bob Casey (above right).
CFPA and our allies are looking forward to a lobby day on December 6 where will will address issues such as preventing a new nuclear arms race, cutting trillions of dollars, and promoting swift action on the climate crisis.
The Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored a Gathering in Solidarity with Standing Rock Water Protectors with Arrows on Sunday October 23 at United Christian Church (Levittown, PA). Approximately 150 people attended to show their support of Native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The event included a Blessing of the Four Directions and a Potluck meal.
On Saturday September 24, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) participated in the West Windsor Humanitarian Council's 2nd Annual International Peace Day. The day included student readings, cultural dances, and professional talks. CFPA's Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore was the keynote speaker.
The Rev. Bob Moore spoke about the power of individual action and grassroots leadership in pursuing peace.
Student performed cultural dances and ceremonies to promoting unity and understanding.
Students recited original poetry and essays on peace.