On April 5, the Saint Joseph's University Chapter of the Coalition for Peace Action held a nuclear panel event, "Nukes and Nuggets," sponsored partially by the university's International Relations Program. The panel figured three key speakers: Dr. Frank von Hippel Dr. Zia Mian, and Ed Aguilar.  Dr. von Hippel discussed the prevalence and vastness of nuclear stockpiles and the dangers of nuclear weapons. Dr. Mian argued that abolition is the only viable solution to the nuclear issue and touched upon the UN Nuclear Abolition Conference. Finally, Ed Aguilar discussed the potential dangers of nuclear energy plants resulting from the industry's carelessness and the government's "blind eye" to this irresponsible practice. The event was largely successful and had a turn out of over 45 students, faulty, and community members, and of course nuggets were served and enjoyed! CFPA SJU is looking forward to their next event on April 26th, when they will be showing Groundswell Rising (director Mark Lichty will be in attendance).

Please click here to see an article in SJU's student newspaper about the event.

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On Monday, April 3 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) briefed candidate Jim Johnson (D) who is running to be the Democratic nominee in the 2017 NJ Governor's race. Mr. Johnson (center in the first picture below) was briefed by CFPA leaders and experts on the issues of verified voting, gun violence, and climate change.

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On Sunday, March 26 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) held its annual Membership Renewal and New Member Welcome Gathering featuring author and CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin. Over 100 people attended the event, which began with a light lunch for CFPA members, followed by a talk and Q & A with Ms. Benjamin who spoke about her new book: Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection.

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Click here for more pictures from the event.

Photos courtesy of John Lien.

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On February 14, the Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored an event "Peace in the Three Abrahamic Traditions" at St. Ann's Church in Lawrenceville, NJ. Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths discussed the meaning and importance of peace. CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore presented on behalf of the Christian faith. For more information click here to read an article in the Trenton Monitor.

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