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.
The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) co-organized a Multi-Faith Gathering for Orlando and Beyond on Tuesday, June 21 (just over one week from the Orlando massacre), which included a Multi-faith Service at Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton followed by a Rally and Candlelight Vigil at Tiger Park in Palmer Square (Photos courtesy of John Lien and Morad Abou-Sabe).
The Rev. Bob Moore speaking at the Multi-faith Service for Orlando and Beyond at the Nassau Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, June 21.
The Rev. Bob Moore with Princeton Mayor, Liz Limpert, walking over to the Rally and Vigil for Orlando and Beyond at Palmer Square, Princeton subsequent to the Multi-Faith Service.
The Rev. Bob Moore addressing the crowd at the Rally and Vigil for Orlando and Beyond at Palmer Square, Princeton subsequent to the Multi-Faith Service.
Candlelight Vigil for Orlando and Beyond at Palmer Square, Princeton on Tuesday, June 21.
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To view Video footage from the Rally and Vigil courtesy of Princeton Strong, Click Here
June 20, 2016- Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) and advocates for reducing gun violence held a press conference calling for action in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando, FL last week. Representatives from The Coalition for Peace Action, NJ Million Mom March, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Garden State Equality and the Islamic Society of Central Jersey were also in attendance.
The press conference focused on the impact that gun violence has had on different communities throughout the country, including the LGBT community. Pallone and Watson Coleman called on Congressional Republicans to support common sense measures such as banning those on the terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms, banning assault weapons and requiring ID for online ammunition sales.
“The idea that a ‘good guy with a gun’ is the only thing that can stop such carnage is fantasy,” said Reverend Robert Moore of the Coalition for Peace Action. “In Orlando, an off duty police officer was present when the shooting started. But after firing initial shots, he had to retreat as he was vastly outgunned. Even when two other officers arrived for back-up, they were unable to stop the shooter. There are additional common sense measures that could help prevent future mass shootings, such as excluding those on the terrorist watch list from being allowed to purchase guns; and the bill in the NJ legislature to remove guns from those involved in domestic violence situations.” (Read Complete Article)