On Thursday, June 29, Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore gave a talk on "Peace is Patriotic" at Stonebridge Assisted Living (Skillman, NJ). Bob spoke about making the USA a more peaceful and democratic country, and how we can be patriotic peacemakers. Approximately 30 people attended the talk and the question and answer session that followed. 

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On Saturday, July 17, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) rode the Peace Train to the Women's March to Ban the Bomb in New York City. CFPA held a rally at Trenton Transit Center before boarding the train. Approximately 25 CFPA members travelled on the train to the 200 person March from Bryant Park to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, near the United Nations. The Women's March to Ban the Bomb was held in conjunction with the UN negotiations for a legally binding treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Click here to see the Facebook album or click here to see a video of the march.

Photos courtesy of John Lien.

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CFPA holds a pre-boarding rally at Trenton Transit Center.

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A peace train rider shows off his sign!

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The Women's March to Ban the Bomb begins at Byrant Park. 

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CFPA's banner is marched down the streets of New York City.

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The Coaltion for Peace Action (CFPA) 37th Annual Memebership Dinner was attended by approximately 150 on Sunday, June 4, at the Princeton Theological Seminary. This event featured keynote speaker Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, and honored Senator Loretta Weinberg, Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman, Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera, and Muslims4Peace. Please see pictures below, and click here to visit our Facebook album.

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CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore chats with several Sponsor Reception attendees.

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Rev. Bob Moore addresses dinner and program attendees.

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Senator Kip Batheman (on right) receives award.

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Senator Loretta Weinberg (second from right) receives award.

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Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera receives award. Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (on right) presented award.

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Leaders of Muslims for Peace receive award.

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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson gives keynote address.

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An attendee asks Colonel Wilkerson a question during Q & A.

Click here to see video of Keynote Speaker, Colonel Wilkerson's talk entitled The U.S. and The New World Disorder

Click here to see video of the Honorees' Presentations

Click here to see video of Executive Director Rev. Robert Moore's Membership Dinner Remarks

On Monday, May 22, Rev. Bob Moore, Coaltion for Peace Action (CFPA) Executive Director, gave the invocation at the NJ State Legislature. Please see picutres below of Rev. Moore giving the invocation and standing with NJ Assemblymen Reed Gusciora (D-15) and Andrew Zwicker (D-16).

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On Sunday, April 30, Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) volunteer leaders held a table at Communiversity. At the table, volunteers conducted our penny poll. As people came to the CFPA table at Communiversity, they were invited to express their opinion on how they would like their federal tax dollars to be spent.

Each of the 372 participants were given ten pennies and asked to distribute them between five tubes representing categories of federal spending: education, environment, health care, housing, and military. The results are below.

Category

Number of Pennies

Percent

Education

1081

29

Health Care

901

24

Environment

850

23

Military

480

13

Housing

410

11

Participants were then handed a fact sheet showing that 54% of the “Discretionary Budget” for FY2016 was for military spending. Discretionary spending is what Congress can allocate for what it chooses each year, as distinct from entitlements. Discretionary Budget Funding for Education was just 6%, Health Care 5%; Environment 4%, and Housing 6%.

On Saturday, April 29, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-led a bus to the People's Climate March in Washington, D.C. Over 200,000 people marched to support clean energy policy and climate justice. CFPA was one of several groups to participate in the "Peace Hub" of the March, a section comprised of various peace organizations. The goals of the March intersected with those of CFPA's No Wars No Warming campaign.

On the same date, PA Director Ed Aguilar and several members of CFPA's Saint Joseph's University Student Chapter attended a "sister march" in Philadelphia.

Please see pictures below. For more photos of the Washington D.C. March, click here to see our Facebook album.

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On April 22 the Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored the NJ March for Science in Trenton, NJ. This March coincided with a national march in Washington, and numerous satellite marches across the country. Participants marched to bring attention to important issues seen as threatening the safety of our fellow citizens, our state, our national character, and the endeavor of scientific exploration.

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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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