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bob at divest princeton rallyA strong effort is being made by Princeton University students, alumni, and faculty to have the university divest from fossil fuels. CFPA just co-sponsored their "Earth Day, No Delay" rally this past Saturday (4/24), see press coverage here. The rally was attended by an estimated 100 supporters; photo above is from The Daily Princetonian.

Rev. Bob Moore, our Executive Director, was one of the speakers.

Photo left was taken by Dylan Shapiro. 

 

About 60 were in attendance for our 2021 Annual Membership Renewal and New Member Welcome Gathering. We heard from Dr. Rob Goldston on the prospects for re-instating the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and from Cecilia Birge on anti-Asian hate and teaching racial literacy. Please view the recording below! 

Click here to view slideshow of highlights of CFPA's work in the past year. 

The Coalition for Peace Action co-sponsored a rally and vigil against anti-Asian hate crimes, which was held in Princeton on March 27, 2021. We stood in solidarity with Asian communities that have been impacted by an increase of bigotry and violence, including the recent shooting deaths of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian American women.

An estimated 3,000 were in attendance. Rev. Bob Moore, our Executive Director, spoke at the beginning of the rally.

Asian Hate RallyPhoto by Krystal Knapp, Planet Princeton

Ellsberg and Moore

On ThursdayMarch 18th at 7pm, CFPA co-sponsored a conversation with Daniel Ellsberg about his book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Our executive director, Rev. Bob Moore, was a respondent after Ellsberg's talk. See recording of the event below. 

This book talk was sponsored by Massachusetts Peace Action, Maine Peace Action, New Hampshire Peace Action, Maryland Peace Action, Western New York Peace Center, Chicago Area Peace Action, the Coalition for Peace Action, and New Jersey Peace Action.

On March 5, 2021, a delegation coordinated by CFPA met with Congressman Tom Malinowski via Zoom. We discussed the Iran Nuclear Agreement; Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons; No New ICBMS; North Korea Nuclear Crisis; and Yemen & Drones. See screenshot below! Along with CFPA leaders and constituents from Rep. Malinowski's district, we were joined by Dr. Frank von Hippel and Dr. Rob Goldston of Princeton University. 

On March 10, a similar delegation met with senior members of Senator Bob Menendez's staff team for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. See second screenshot!

Malinowski Screenshot

2021 Menendez Screenshot 2

The weekend of 2/20 and 2/21 was quite a productive one for CFPA and our partners! For the two events described below, we had more than 400 participate, including live attendees and those who viewed the recording afterwards. 

On Saturday, 2/20, we co-sponsored Sacred Heart of Camden's Peace Community Annual Gathering. Peace activists Kathy Kelly, Sarah Ball, and Jim Forest were featured (with Jim's remarks being read by Nancy Forest). 

On Sunday, 2/21, we held a panel discussion about the hazardous proposed LNG (liquefied natural gas) export terminal to be built in Gibbstown, NJ along the Delaware River.  

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CFPA members showed up for a "World Says No to War on Yemen" demonstration in Newark on Jan. 25, 2021. 

Two of our committed members, Richard Moody and Ram Chelluri, spoke at the rally against the American lead role in the Yemen War and the killing of innocent children. See pictures below.

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The Rev. Dr. Charles Boyer was the preacher for our Annual MLK Multifaith Service, co-sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action and the Princeton Clergy Association. We had over 300 attendees on Zoom that night, plus about 225 subsequent views of the YouTube recording, for a total of over 500!!

The service included messages and music from a variety of faith traditions; please view the recording below to enjoy the experience of fellowship and reflect on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The freewill offering during the service is being split 50/50 between the United Negro College Fund and the Coalition for Peace Action. If you were not able to give during the service and would like to give now, click here to give. 

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