On Tuesday December 13, the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) held its annual Holiday Vigil and Program for Peace. This three part event included a vigil in Tiger Park (Palmer Square), followed by a potluck dinner and program. The event was attended by approximately 50 people and the program focused on the post-election challenges of peace. The Rev. Bob Moore, Salim Manzar, and Dr. Zia Mian offered remarks, followed by a townhall style discussion. Music was performed by David Brahinsky and Friends. Photos courtesy of John Lien.

Click here to read an open letter from American Muslim Leaders to President-Elect Trump, which was presented by Salim Manzar during the Holiday event program.

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On Saturday, December 10 the Coalition for Peace Action's Bucks County, PA affiliate attended the Standing Rock & Beyond #NoDAPL March on Washinton. This march celebrated recent strides in the effort to protect Standing Rock water resources, but also recognized the need for continued solidarity and support for the 1st Amendment, human rights, and climate change initiatives.

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On Tuesday, December 6 the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) led a Lobby Day to Washington, D.C. that focused on preserving the Iran Nuclear Agreement, curtailing nuclear modernization, and responding to climate change. The delegation included over 20 people from PA and NJ who met with the offices of Senator Pat Toomey (PA), Senator Bob Casey (PA), Senator Cory Booker (NJ), Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), and Representative Dwight Evans (PA-2nd Dist.). Some members of the delegation also ran into Senator Bernie Sanders in the hallway!

IMG 8164The delegation asked Senator Toomey's aides for support on climate change initiatives and limiting spending on nuclear weapons.

IMG 8177Prof. Frank von Hippel of Princeton University (center, with tie) discussed the implications of nuclear modernization with Senator Cory Booker's aides.

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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.

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Conference attendees filled Princeton University's Guyot Hall to hear speakers Frank von Hippel, Kelsey Davenport, Ira Helfand, Dan Zak, and Lisbeth Gronlund.

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Princeton students presented their original video on understanding nuclear weapons.

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Dr. Ira Helfand (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War) discussed the real and present dangers of nuclear weapons.

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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.

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Guests enjoyed a potluck meal and toast to Bob.

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Bob and his family were honored with a slideshow and comedic presentation about his vibrant career.

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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. 

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On October 9, Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) long-time member Judy Scheide held a House Party in honor of CFPA. This event included member testimonials, live music, and great friends!

Pictures courtesy of David Crow and Carl Haag. For more pictures of the event please click here to see our Facebook album.

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