November 7, 2012

Noam Chomsky Is Featured Speaker At Coalition’s November 11 Program

MIT Professor Emeritus of Linguistics Noam Chomsky, a speaker, writer, and advocate for peace and justice for over 50 years, will be the featured speaker at “New Paths to Peace,” the 33rd Annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) on Sunday, November 11, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street (across from Palmer Square).

Other confirmed speakers include University of Michigan History Professor Juan Cole, an expert on relations between the West and the Muslim World who has appeared numerous times on the PBS News Hour and other media; and 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.

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 a.m. 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.

Doors for the afternoon program will open for seating and on-site registration at 1 p.m. The event will conclude with a Patron Reception honoring Mr. Chomsky from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room at the rear of Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Registration fees for patrons (including preferred seating, listing in program and post-conference Reception) is $125 per CFPA member; $150 per non-member. Regular seats are available at $30 per member; $50 per non-member. Students are free, but must pre-register by sending their name, email, phone, and educational institution to

Registration is available by credit card through CFPA’s secure web site,; or by telephoning (609) 924-5022.

“We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of presenters for our 33rd Annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace,” said CFPA executive director, the Rev. Robert Moore. “Just after the elections will be an important time to hear major leaders and thinkers for peace and justice discuss next steps toward peace”.