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.
This weekend the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) participated in two Concert Across America events. Click here to see of video of CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore speaking at Concert Across America in Cherry Hill!
On Friday, September 23, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) and Muslims4Peace held a vigil in Tiger Park (Palmer's Square, Princeton) for the victims of terrorism and gun violence. Remarks were made by resprentatives of both CFPA and Muslims4Peace. This event was particualrly poignant givent the recent bombings in NJ and NY. Photos courtesy of John Lien.
The group observed a moment of silence for victims of terrorism and gun violence.
CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore spoke to the group gathered in Tiger Park.
Representatives from CFPA and Muslims4Peace offered remarks.
Members of CFPA and Muslims4Peace joined together to light candles.
On Sunday, September 11 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-sponsored a 9/11 Commemoration with Muslims4Peace at Masjid-e-Ali in Somerset, N.J. Approximately 200 people attended. Medea Benjamin keynoted on her new book, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the US-Saudi Connection, which explicates the central role of Saudi Arabia in the ideology and funding that was central to a large portion of the terrorism of 9-11. CFPA Executive Director Rev. Bob Moore was also a speaker.
Mede Benjamin, founder of Code Pink, spoke about her new book.
The Rev. Bob Moore spoke and offered a prayer of peackemaking.
N.J. Senator Linda Greenstein (D) greeted the crowd during the program.
On Friday, August 5, 2016, the Coalition For Peace Action held its annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration, and picnic, at Tiger Park in Princeton. The speakers included The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the CFPA, and Dr. Zia Mian, Physicist and Co-Director of the Program on Science and Global Security. The Solidarity Singers also performed at the event.
Solidarity Singers perform at the August 5 Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration
Rev. Bob Moore (left) and Dr. Zia Mian (right) speak at Tiger Park at the annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration
The Rev. Bob Moore speaking to the crowd (left) and the closing candlelight vigil (right)
Photos are courtesy of John Lien
To view more of John's pictures of the event go to: https://artstat.smugmug.com/CFPA/HiroshimaNagasaki/
The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-led the Peace and Climate Justice contingent at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, attended by 10,000 on Sunday, July 24 in Philadelphia on the eve of the Democratic National Convention.
CFPA leaders (center behind Stop the Warming Stop Climate Wars banner) help lead demonstration in Philadelphia. Photo by Irene Goldman.
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There was a lot of press coverage on the march, including the front page of the New York Times. The following are just some of the press publications of the march in general:
Assistant Director Alesha Vega was quoted in the following two publications:
Eco Watch: http://www.ecowatch.com/10000-march-in-philly-calling-for-a-clean-energy-revolution-1943067458.html
Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/07/24/over-10000-march-eve-democratic-national-convention-demanding-fracking-ban-and
CFPA Chair Irene Goldman, PA Office Director Ed Aguilar, and Alesha were also interviewed on the Real News Network. Video footage is here: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=16832
To view Full Album of Photos, Click Here! Special thanks to Emilie Beck for the above photos.