On Sunday, December 14, 2014, CFPA held a candlelight vigil on Palmer Sq. in Princeton, to commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of the Newtown School Shootings. Twenty-six candles were held to represent each victim who was killed, 20 children and 6 adults, that day two years ago.
Thirty community attendees gathered on Palmer Sq. in Princeton, NJ to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Newtown Shootings of 20 children and 6 adults. CFPA also co-sponsored a prayer vigil in Bucks County, PA. Click here to see the press coverage of the PA prayer vigil.
On Friday, December 12, 2014, eighty attendees participated in CFPA's annual holiday gathering to honor Irene Etkin Goldman on her tenth year as CFPA Chair. Photos below courtesy of John Lien. To view a complete Facebook album of the event, Click Here. To view a video of the performance of peace musician, Jonathan Sprout, Click Here. To view a video of the honoring of Irene Goldman, Click Here. Special thanks to videographer, Leigha Cohen.
Individuals spoke to give their accolades to Irene Goldman, CFPA chair. Among them were about to be retired, Congressman Rush Holt (pictured above), and incoming Congresswoman, Bonnie Watson Coleman.
December 6, 2014 screening of documentary, Groundswell Rising, sponsored by Buxmont Coalition for Peace Action and 350 Bucks County.
On December 6, 2014, a crowd of 80 attended the screening of the compelling documentary on fracking, Groundswell Rising at the Newtown Friends Meeting House in Newtown, PA. The event was sponsored by Buxmont Coalition for Peace Action along with 350 Bucks County.
Attendees of the December 6, 2014 screening of Groundswell Rising participate in an informed Q & A with writer of film, Mark Lichty.
On November 20, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) collaborated with the Friends Committe on National Legislation (FCNL), on a lobby day in Washington D.C. to support Diplomacy Not War with Iran.
FCNL and CFPA joint delegation meets with Senator Casey (center). The delegation subsequently met with his foreign policy staffer.
The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), along with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), present over 700 petitions to support Diplomacy Not War with Iran to Matt Klapper, Chief of Staff to Senator Booker as part of the Nov. 20 Iran Lobby Day. (For a comprehensive report of the lobby day, please call our office at 609-924-5022)
FCNL members and Jo Schlesinger, CFPA Western PA Coordinator, speak with Senator Casey.
On November 9, CPFA held its 35th Annual Interfaith Service and Conference for Peace in Princeton, focusing on Sealing the Deal with the Iran Nuclear Issue. The conference was held two weeks prior to the November 24th deadline for the P5 +1 and Iran, to reach an agreement. The Interfaith Service and Conference for Peace was attended by over 500 participants.
Nontombi Naomi Tutu
Amy Goodman, Award winning journalist, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!
Jamal Abdi, Policy Director, National Iranian American Council
Ariane Tabatabai, Associate, Belfar Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
A special thank you to photographer Anna Savoia, for the following pictures:
Nontombi Naomi Tutu at the Conference for Peace on Nov 9, 2014. (Pictured Right: Irene Goldman, CFPA Chair)
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now! speaks from the pulpit during the Conference for Peace. (Pictured Left: Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA executive director)
The crowd listens intently during the Conference for Peace
To view a gallery of photos from the November 8 Individual Sponsors Reception/Dinner with Naomi Tutu, Click Here
To view a gallery of photos from the November 9 Interfatith Service for Peace, Click Here
To view a gallery of photos from the November 9 Conference for Peace with Amy Goodman, Jamal Abdi, Ariane Tabatabai, and Naomi Tutu, Click Here
Special thanks to Videographer, Leigha Cohen, for the following videos of the conference:
To view video of Amy Goodman's talk Click Here.
To view video of Naomi Tutu's talk Click Here.
To view video of Ariane Tabatabai's talk Click Here.
To view video of Jamal Abdi's talk Click Here.
Organizational Co-Sponsors of 2014 Interfaith Service and Conferece for Peace:
Christ Congregation, Princeton
Community Presbyterian Church, Kendall Park NJ
Conference Board of Church & Society Greater NJ Conference, United Methodist Church
Ewing Presbyterian Church
Fellowship in Prayer
First Baptist Church, Princeton
Grace United Church of Christ of Flemington, NJ
Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Islamic Society of Ewing, NJ
Monmouth Center for World Religions & Ethical Thought
Muslims for Peace
Nakashima Foundation for Peace
Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton
National Iranian American Council (NIAC)
New Brunswick Friends Meeting
New Jersey Association, Central Atlantic Conference, United Church of Christ
New Jersey Council of Churches
New Jersey Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Peacemaking Committee, Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Princeton Clergy Association
Princeton Friends Meeting
Princeton Middle East Society
Princeton University Chapel & Office of Religious Life
Progressive Democrats of America-NJ Chapter
Shiloh Baptist Church, Trenton
St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Princeton
The Peace Center, Langhorne PA
The Protestant Community Church, Medford Lakes, NJ
Trenton Meeting of Friends
Trinity Cathedral, Trenton
Trinity Church, Princeton
United Christian Church, Levittown, PA
Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton
Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ
United Nations Association, Bucks County
United Nations Association, Trenton-Princeton Chapter
Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, Princeton
World Sikh Council, North America Region