On March 9, 2020, CFPA organized a delegation of its leaders and issue experts to brief Congressional candidate Brigid Harrison (D) of District 2 (currently held by Rep. Jeff Van Drew). We discussed gun violence prevention; Diplomacy, Not War with Iran and North Korea; nuclear "modernization;" the Nuclear Ban Treaty; a Peace Economy; No Wars, No Warming; drone warfare; and paper ballot voting. See pictures below. 

A Briefing by the same team of experts and organizational leaders was held via conference call on March 16 with Amy Kennedy, the other top candidate (both women!) in the District 2 Democratic Primary race for who will face incumbent (recently switched to  Republican) Rep. Jeff Van Drew in the November Election.

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The Rev. Bob Moore, CFPA's Executive Director, and Ed Aguilar, CFPA's Pennsylvania Director, spoke at a meeting of the Philadelphia Ethical Society on Sunday, March 8. Rev. Moore's talk was entitled, "From Nuclear Madness to a Green Peace Economy." About 70 people attended. Click here to see a video!

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Exectutive Director Rev. Bob Moore participated in a J Street delegation with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, bringing up bills that would prevent Trump from engaging in unauthorized military action with Iran and repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

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Nearly 300 peacemakers joined together in Princeton on January 11, 2020, to stand up against the President's recent escalation of conflict with Iran. 

Click here for photo album on Facebook

Click here to see videos of the speakers on YouTube. 

Speakers and musicians included:

- Irene Goldman, CFPA Board Chair
- Sadaf Jaffer, Mayor of Montgomery Township
- Music from Sharleen Leahey
- Salim Lone, former high level UN official
- Dr. Zia Mian, physicist and co-director of Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security
- Ali Mirza, former Nassau County Democratic Party Vice-Chair
- Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor, Witherspoon Presbyterian Church, Princeton
- Richard Moody, former fighter pilot
- Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director of CFPA
- Robt Seda-Schreiber, Chief Activist of the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
- New Jersey Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker

Malinowski Dec 13CFPA organized a delegation that met with Representative Tom Malinowksi on December 13, 2019 to discuss nuclear disarmament initiatives. 

CFPA members and supporters gathered for a 3-part holiday event last Thursday, 12/12/19. There was an outdoor vigil for Diplomacy, Not War with North Korea, then a potluck meal, followed by a program of speakers, and music by David Brahinsky & Friends. 

The speakers recounted highlights of CFPA's work in the past 40 years. See photo of three of our speakers below: Darlene McKnight, former Board Chair, who spoke on our gun violence prevention project; Irene Goldman, Board Chair, who spoke on CFPA's music and comedy events over the years, and Stephanie Harris, Chair of the Voting Security Task Force, who spoke on our 15-year history fighting for secure, voter-marked paper ballots. 

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CFPA's Executive Director, the Rev. Bob Moore, was part of an interfaith conversation about Abraham on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Taqwa Community Learning Center in Trenton.

See photos below!

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Group photo with some of the event's attendees

Image may contain: 3 people, people smilingRev. Bob Moore with other panelists, Rev. Rene John, Dean of Trinity Cathedral, and Imam Deen Mohammed

On November 10, 2019, the Coalition for Peace Action held our annual Multifaith Service and Conference for Peace, marking the beginning of our 40th year! 

The day was a success, with a combined total of 600 attendees for both the morning Service and afternoon Conference.

Special thanks to the 58 Organizational Co-Sponsors!

Our speakers were: Jim Wallis, the co-founder and president of Sojourners; Jenny Town, co-founder and managing editor for 38 North; Ray Acheson, director of Reaching Critical Will; Dr. Frank von Hippel, a research physicist and Professor Emeritus of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; Shiho Burke, 2nd-generation Hiroshima bombing survivor; Dr. Zia Mian, co-director of Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security; and Dr. Alan Robock, a climatologist at Rutgers University.

Click here to watch a video of the first part of the Conference, Jim Wallis's talk.

Click here for a video of the second part, a panel of Jenny Town, Ray Acheson, and Dr. Frank von Hippel. 

Click here for a video of the third (final) part, a panel of Shiho Burke, Dr. Zia Mian, and Dr. Alan Robock. Special thanks to George McCullough, director of Princeton Community TV, for these videos. 

Click here to see more photos on our Facebook page, all taken by Anna Savoia. 

Click here to read coverage of Jim Wallis's sermon in the Daily Princetonian, and click here to see coverage of Shiho Burke's talk in the Princeton Packet.

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