Princeton to Host Annual Conference for Peace

New Paths to Peacemaking is the title of the 33rd Annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) and co-sponsored by 55 religious and civic groups in the region on Sunday, November 11 in Princeton, NJ.

Fr. Pat Connor, SVD, a priest with the Divine Word Missionaries and Chaplain for over 25 years at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, is scheduled to preach at the Interfaith 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 afternoon Conference is from 1:30-5 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 PM. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Noam Chomsky, MIT Professor Emeritus of Linguistics who has been a speaker, writer, and leader for peace and justice for over 50 years.
  • Dr. Juan Cole, Professor of History at the University of Michigan, an expert on relations between the West and the Muslim World who has appeared numerous times on the PBS News Hour and other media
  • Amy Goodman, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The event concludes with a Patron Reception honoring Prof. Chomsky from 5:00-6:00 PM in the Assembly Room at the rear of Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Those planning to attend are strongly encouraged to pre-register to ensure admission, as there is a possibility this event will sell out. Pre-registration also avoids standing in line to register at the door.

“We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of presenters for our 33rdannual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace. Just after the Elections will be an important time to hear major leaders and thinkers for peace and justice discuss next steps toward peace. We are also very pleased to have the opportunity to honor Prof. Noam Chomsky for his more than 50 years of leadership for peace and justice at the Patron Reception after the Conference,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Executive Director.

Dr. Noam Chomsky, a speaker, writer, and leader for peace and justice for over 50 years, will speak at the conference.

Conference registration fees per person are:

Patron (includes preferred seating, listing in program and post-conference Reception) : $125 per member of CFPA; $150 per non-member

Regular Seating: $30 per member; $40 per non-member.

Register by credit card through CFPA’s secure web site,; or telephone (609) 924-5022.

Students are free, but must pre-register by emailing to their name, email, phone, and educational institution.