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On Sunday Novemebr 14 over 250 people attended CFPA's 42nd Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace.  Another 100 attended by viewing either or both recordings below subsequently, for a total of 350!

Speakers included Sister Simone Campbell, best known for her Nuns on the Bus project, Prof. Rob Goldston, professor of Astrophysics, and Associated Faculty with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and Richard Moody, former fighter pilot and Top Gun instructor who has transformed to an ardent peace activist and Quaker.  This event had 34 co-sponsers, see list under the link below.

Click here to see YouTube Video of the Multifaith Service.

Due to a technical glitch, the Conference Recording below starts ten minutes before the Conference begins. So when viewing, please click the red button at the bottom left and pull it to the ten minute mark to view the 90 minute Zoom Conference.

Click here to see YouTube Video of the Conference for Peace

Co-sponsors for the Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace: 

American Sikh Council 
ANEW Way Ministries
Baha'is of Princeton
Board of Church and Society, Greater NJ Conference, United Methodist Church
Brandywine Peace Community
Chicago Area Peace Action
Grace United Church of Christ, Flemington, NJ
Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, West Windsor, NJ
Nakashima Foundation for Peace
Nassau Prebyterian Church, Princeton
National Peace Action
New Brunswick Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Peace Action Maine
People's Organization for Progress, Newark
Physicians for Social Responisbility, Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville
Princeton Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Princeton Clergy Association
Princeton University Chapel
Protestant Community Church, Medford Lakes, NJ
St. Paul Luthern Church, East Windsor
Social Justice and Witness Task Force, NJ Association of the United Church of Christ
The Ribbon International
Trenton Friends Meeting, Peace and Social Concerns Committee
Trinity Church, Princeton
United Nations Association, Bucks County
United Nations Association, Greater Philadelphia
Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton
Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community
United Church of Christ, Justice and Local Church Ministries
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trenton

On September 28, 2021, the Rev. Bob Moore received an official copy of an NJ General Assembly Resolution, initiated by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, to recognize Rev. Moore's 40th anniversary as the Executive Director of CFPA. See below, and click here for enlarged version. NJ State Resolution Honoring Bob JPG

On Sept. 19, 2021, a group of 60-70 participants joined a webinar featuring former non-proliferation diplomat Ambassador Thomas Graham, and Erin Hunt of Mines Action Canada, as they and others covered topics from No First Use to the climate catastrophe to the lessons to be learned from 20 years in Afghanistan. See video below!

Group Photo Rev. Moore Day Surprise

Above: CFPA Leaders pose with Rev. Bob Moore, along with David Cohen (right) of the Princeton Municipal Council. 

On September 8, 2021, the Princeton Municipal Council adopted a resolution in honor of Rev. Moore's 40th Anniversary as CFPA Executive Director, and declared that day "Rev. Robert Moore Day." See video below of the surprise! Click here to see official presentation of the proclamation on September 13.

Click here to see text of the proclamation.

If you have not yet contributed to the 40th Anniversary Matching Grant Challenge Campaign in Bob's honor, to DOUBLE your donation, please click here to do so now.

CFPA commemorated the 76th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings on Thursday, August 5, in person in Princeton. We had a BYO picnic, followed by an program full of peace music and an inspiring talk from Ambassador Thomas Graham on the importance of implementing a No First Use policy. 

Amb. Graham served for nearly three decades at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. In 1994 he was appointed as President Clinton's special representative for arms control, non-proliferation, and disarmament, and was integral to the success of extending the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. 

See video below of Ambassador Graham reading the talk he gave!

For their first event as "TOGETHER," our newest project held its annual Interfaith Walk,  on July 24, 2021, to learn and make friends with people from other faiths or no faith! (Formerly under the La Convivencia banner.)

A solid group came and engaged with each other; everyone had a good time learning about the faith background of another person.  The weather was great! 

Interfaith Talk 2021

The Coalition for Peace Action held a vigil for peace in remembrance of the world's first ever nuclear weapons test -- standing together on July 16, 2021, in Princeton, with signs and candles, handing out flyers about No First Use. See photos below, and click here for a copy of the flyer! 

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On July 12, 2021, a Pennsylvania citizens delegation, spearheaded by the Coalition for Peace Action, held a Zoom conference call with Zachary Shaw, legislative assistant for Senator Bob Casey on national security.

We were joined by (among others) Ambassador Tom Graham, Jr, longtime nuclear arms control and disarmament negotiator for the US; Emeritus Prof. Frank von Hippel, of Princeton University; Mary Day Kent, President of the UN Association of Greater Philadelphia, and Dr. Walter Tsou & Director Tonyehn Verkitus of Pennsylvania PSR. 

Topics included No First Use; Submarine Launched Cruise Missiles; the ICBM Act; ending support for the Saudi blockade and aggression in Yemen; and global climate policy and ways to reverse the climate crisis.

On July 15, CFPA again organized a Zoom meeting with our Pennsylvania allies, this time with both Chandler Mason, Legislative Assistant, and with Matthew Holcombe, the National Security and Climate Correspondent for Congressman Dwight Evans.

Chandler Mason reported in detail on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 2307, cosponsored by Rep. Evans, with many cosponsors.

In addition to the topics presented at the Casey meeting, we spoke on the urgency of stopping the Gibbstown, NJ LNG (liquified natural gas) export terminal, a danger to both Pennsylvanians and people in South Jersey; and on the need for immediate action on U.S. visas for Afghan translators, so they and their families can be safe from growing Taliban control and revenge for helping Americans during the War.

For both offices, we also offered ourselves as continuing resources, especially experts such as Ambassador Graham, and Professor von Hippel, on ongoing issues of peace, justice, and global security. We will seek to continue to collaborate with our Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, especially those who are in alignment on peace and justice issues.

Our Mission

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens' organization bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions and political persuasions around three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.

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