On November 15, 2020, CFPA held our 41st annual Multifaith Service and Conference for Peace, all online. Thank you to our speakers, everyone who attended, and our organizational co-sponsors (see list below videos).
The Multifaith Service, held in collaboration with the Princeton University Chapel, was pre-recorded and uploaded to YouTube that day. It features as preacher the Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer, the director of the Interfaith Center of NY, along with faith leaders from a diverse range of traditions. See first video below, and click here for worship bulletin.
The Conference took place on Zoom, with our speakers Major Danny Sjursen and Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins. See second video below.
American Sikh Council
Baha’is of Princeton
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice
Board of Church & Society, Greater NJ Conference, United Methodist Church
Brandywine Peace Community
Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition
Christ Congregation, Princeton
Covenant Presbyterian, Ewing
Fellowship in Prayer
Friends Meeting of New Brunswick
Friends Meeting of Princeton
Grace United Church of Christ, Flemington
Islamic Center of Ewing
Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Lutherans Engaging in Advocacy Ministry
Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought
Muslims for Peace
NAACP, Trenton branch
Nakashima Foundation for Peace
Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton
National Peace Action
PA Nuclear Ban Alliance
Physicians for Social Responsibility, PA
Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville
Princeton Clergy Association
Princeton University Chapel
Protestant Community Church of Medford Lakes
Sacred Heart Peace Community, Camden
St. Paul Lutheran Church, East Windsor, NJ
Trenton Friends Meeting
Trinity Cathedral, Trenton
Trinity Church, Princeton
Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton
Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Trenton
Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, Princeton
Rev. Bob Moore, Executive Director for CFPA, speaking to the crowd
(Photos by Rich Hundley III for Planet Princeton)
Upwards of 150 people gathered on Wednesday, November 5 in Princeton to demand that every general election vote should be counted. Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored the rally along with Indivisible Princeton, and Indivisible Cranbury. Attendees wore face masks. This was one of several hundred coordinated rallies held across the country on Wednesday.
Featured speakers were:
Yeimi Hernandez, a “Dreamer” immigrant to the US
Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert
Dena Mottola Jaborska, NJ Citizen Action
The Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, Pastor of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Robert Moore, Coalition for Peace Action Executive Director
Jeff Tittel, Director of the NJ Sierra Club
Sean Wilenz, Professor of History, Princeton University
Thank you to all who were able to join us for this past Saturday's rally to #SaveThePostOffice! The rally was co-sponsored by CFPA and MoveOn.
On August 22, about 50 people gathered at the Alexander Road Post Office in Princeton, as part of over 800 nationwide events that day. Participants wore masks and stood at safe distances.
Our speakers included Asm. Andrew Zwicker, who described how he is pushing legislation through the New Jersey State Legislature that includes the ability to track on a state website where your mail-in ballot is in the process, and 5-day window to fix any problems with your ballot (for example, a missing signature).
In addition, we heard from voting security expert Dr. Andrew Appel, CFPA board member Mark Pepper, and longtime CFPA ally Dr. Frank von Hippel, who led the event. CPFA’s Chair, Irene Goldman, read a statement from the Trenton branch of the NAACP.
Dr. Frank von Hippel & Dr. Andrew Appel
On August 9, CFPA was joined by two excellent guest speakers: Dr. Dan Ellsberg, former military analyst, whistleblower, and anti-war activist; and Shiho Burke, the daughter of Hiroshima survivors. Watch the entire program below!
In addition, Dr. Zia Mian of the Princeton Program for Science and Global Security made remarks in tribute to Dr. Bruce Blair, an expert on the risks of nuclear war and an ally to CFPA, who recently passed away.
Also on August 9, the Rev. Robert Moore's pre-recorded sermon (watch below!) was part of the virtual Sunday service for Christ Congregation of Princeton, for the 75th Anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.
In his sermon, he addresses the looming threat of—and reveals the potential solution for—nuclear escalation.
On June 20, 2020, CFPA was part of a virtual Pride event hosted by the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice. The 3-hour celebration was viewed live by over 7,000 people, and included guests such as Billy Porter and Gov. Phil Murphy, and was recognized in a letter from Barack Obama. The videos below from CFPA were played during the event.
June 20, 2020 -- On behalf of the Coalition for Peace Action, Ed Aguilar, of the Pennsylvania office, presented a 2020 CFPA Certificate to DANIELLE ALURA, this year's Elite Miss Pennsylvania, for her service in the cause of peace and sustainability. The event was co-sponsored by the UN Association of Greater Philadelphia, and included members of the Asian-American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), owners of scores of hotels from New Jersey to North Carolina, who have endorsed Danielle's campaign of "No Excuse for Single-Use Plastics", by which many tons of non-biodegradable plastics will be removed from our landfills and ocean waste. Thanks to all who joined us!