Please join the Coalition for Peace action's 42nd Annual Conference for Peace (on Zoom and in person), featuring speakers Medea Benjamin, Rabbi David Saperstein, and Bill McKibben. Register to attend here! Pre-registration deadline is Friday, November 11.
The 42nd Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) and co-sponsored by 33 religious and civic groups in the region (list information, see www.peacecoalition.org) will be on Sunday, November 13.
Rabbi David Saperstein will preach for the Multifaith Service for Peace at 11 AM at Princeton University Chapel. All are welcome to attend in person or via livestream at youtube.com/officeofreligiouslifeprinceton.
Newsweek has called Rabbi Saperstein the most influential Rabbi in America. For 40 years he was Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He subsequently served as US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom during the Obama Administration.
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 afternoon Conference for Peace is from 2:00-4:00 PM on Zoom. Those attending must pre-register at the page on peacecoalition.org to receive a zoom participant link, and must do so by 12 Noon on Friday, November 11. Regular registration fee is $10 per person; free for students/limited income. Confirmed speakers, in addition to Rabbi Saperstein, are:
Medea Benjamin: Co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK. She has been an advocate for social justice for 50 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high-profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she is the author of ten books. Her most recent, coauthored with Nicolas J.S. Davies, is entitled War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict.
Bill McKibben: A major figure in the Climate Justice Movement, Bill is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, and founder of the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org. He is the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989. He will have just finished attending the UN's Global Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt.
“As we move into the post-election period with new challenges, we are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of speakers for our 42nd Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace. We encourage all interested people to attend the Multifaith Service and/or Conference for Peace to be more empowered to effectively advocate for peace policies,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Executive Director.