October 22, 2014

Tutu, Goodman to Speak At “Seal the Deal” Event

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) will present its 35th Annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace, titled, “Seal the Deal on the Iran Nuclear Issue” on Sunday November 9 in Princeton.

The event features Amy Goodman and Naomi Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Ms. Tutu has worked on race, gender, and peace issues around the world. Ms. Goodman is an award winning journalist, renowned author, and host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

“We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of presenters for our 35th annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace,” said CFPA Executive Director, the Rev. Robert Moore. “Intense effort has been invested in resolving the Iran nuclear issue peacefully, and this may be our last chance to do so in a very long time. We encourage those who support diplomacy instead of war to come, become educated and empowered to advocate strongly as the November 24 deadline approaches for a negotiated settlement.”

Events begin with an individual sponsor reception and dinner with Ms. Tutu on Saturday, November 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Nassau Inn.

Ms. Tutu will preach during the Interfaith Service at Princeton University Chapel, on Sunday, November 9, at 11 a.m. Faith leaders from a wide range of traditions will co-lead the liturgy. The service is free and open to the public. A free will offering supports CFPA. Ms. Tutu will also lead the Conference for Peace at the Nassau Presbyterian Church, from 1:30 to 5 p.m., which includes Ms. Goodman and several young experts on nuclear diplomacy with Iran: Jamal Abdi, policy director of the National Iranian American Council, which is spearheading the Seal the Deal campaign, and Ariane Tabalabai, Stanton Nuclear Fellow, Harvard University who has published on the Iran negotiations. Doors will open for seating and at-the-door registration, if any seating remains, at 1 p.m.

To date, the event is co-sponsored by CFPA and 31 religious and civic groups in the region.

The deadline for discounted “Early Bird” reservation is October 24. Early Bird registration offers substantial savings to 2014 CFPA members. Costs are as follows: Individual Sponsor (includes November 8 reception and dinner with Ms. Tutu at the Nassau Inn, preferred seating and listing in program): $125 per CFPA member; $150 per non-member; Patron (includes preferred seating and listing in program): $50 per CFPA member; $75 per non-member; Regular Seating: $25 per CFPA member; $40 per non-member. Students are free, but must pre-register at CFPA’s web site, www.peacecoalition.org.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register to ensure admission, and to avoid standing in line to register at the door.

Early Bird conference registration fees can be paid by credit card through CFPA’s secure web site, www.peacecoalition.org; or by telephone (609) 924-5022.