Coalition for Peace Action to honor Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman


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Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) will honor Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) for her peace leadership in Congress when the organization’s annual membership program takes place on June 4.

The hybrid program – in-person at Christ Congregation and through Zoom – will be held from 1-3:15 p.m. Pre-registration is required by noon on Friday, June 2. This annual event is open to CFPA members and their guests, according to a press release.

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The Princeton nonprofit, headquartered in Princeton and founded in 1980, is the largest peace organization in the region, with over 7,100 member and supporting households. It advocates for the abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and halt to weapons trafficking.

The program features a keynote address from Dr. Trita Parsi, executive vice president of the Quincy Institute and former director of the National Iranian American Council, on Can America Again Be a Peacemaker?

Parsi recently authored a New York Times op-ed on The U.S. is Not an Indispensable Peacemaker.

Coleman is being honored for her “outstanding peace leadership” in the U.S. House of Representatives at the program.

“We are thrilled to offer this hybrid membership gathering that includes honoring such an outstanding legislator as Rep. Watson Coleman and hearing such an outstanding scholar and international relations expert, Dr. Trita Parsi,” said Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA executive

Current and new CFPA members are eligible to register to attend, either in person or online, by visiting and clicking on the second item under Upcoming Events.

“We invite members of the public to visit to join or renew your CFPA membership, and then register to attend this very special event,” Moore said.

The in-person gathering begins with a sponsor reception from 1-1:30 p.m. at Christ Congregation, 50 Walnut Lane, located at the intersection with Houghton, across from Princeton High School.

The cost is $100 to attend the pre-program event with Parsi and Watson Coleman. A listing in the printed program is also included. Light refreshments will be served. Overflow parking is available at Princeton High School.

The program from 1:30-3:15 p.m. is available in-person at Christ Congregation ($10 per person) or via Zoom ($20 per unit). Those attending in person are urged to wear masks and will be able to ask audible questions after Parsi’s talk.

Those registering to attend on Zoom will be able to see and hear what happens at the church and will be able to put questions in the chat box to be considered after the in- person questions are concluded.

Those who haven’t yet contributed their 2023 membership need to do that first by going to and clicking on the Contribute and Membership link on the top right, according to the organization.

They can then pre-register for the Membership Program by going to the Event page under Upcoming Events.

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