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39th Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace
November 11 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The 39th Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) and co-sponsored by 31 religious and civic groups in the region (list in formation, see www.peacecoalition.org) on Sunday, November 11 in Princeton, NJ will be headlined by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ambassador Wendy Sherman.
The Rev. Jackson will preach at the Multifaith Service at 11 AM at Princeton University Chapel. Faith leaders from a wide range of major world religions will co-lead the liturgy. The Service is free and open to the public; a free will offering to support CFPA’s ongoing work will be received.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice.
The afternoon Conference is from 1:30-5:00 PM at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street (across from Palmer Square) in Princeton. Doors will open for seating and at the door registration, if any seating remains, at 1:00 PM. Confirmed speakers include:
• Ambassador Wendy Sherman led the U.S. negotiating team and was a central player in reaching a successful conclusion of the Iran nuclear agreement. In recognition of her diplomatic accomplishments, she was awarded the National Security Medal by President Barack Obama. Amb. Sherman’s recently published book, Not for the Faint of Heart, will be available for sale.
• Ms. Ray Acheson, as a Steering Committee member of the International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons, was part of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning effort in summer 2017 to get the treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons passed at the United Nations.
• William D. Hartung is an internationally recognized expert on Pentagon spending and the global arms trade who has been featured on 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, PBS NewsHour, Fox News, and CNN.
• Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council in New York. His book, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea, was named the 1998 book of distinction by the American Academy of Diplomacy.
To assure seating, those wanting to attend the afternoon Conference for Peace are urged to pre-register at peacecoalition.org or by calling 609-924-5022. Categories are below.
Sponsor (includes preferred seating and listing in Program): $120 per member of CFPA; $150 per non-member
Regular Seating: $30 per CFPA member; $50 per non-member.
Limited Income: $15 per CFPA member, $20 per non-member
Students are free but are encouraged to fill out the registration form.
“We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of presenters for our 39th Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace. We encourage those who support diplomacy instead of war with North Korea and Iran, as well as globally, verifiably banning nuclear weapons, to come and be educated and empowered to advocate for that and other peace policies,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Executive Director.