November 1, 2017

Professors and Politicians At Conference, Multifaith Service

“The Challenges of Peace in the Trump Era” is the title of the 38th Annual Conference and Multifaith Service for Peace sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action and co-sponsored by 30 religious and civic groups in the region, on Sunday, November 12 at different locations in Princeton.

Professor and author Reza Aslan will preach at the multifaith service at 11 a.m. at Princeton University Chapel. Faith leaders from a range of world religions will co-lead the liturgy. The service is free and open to the public. Aslan is a tenured professor at the University of California, Riverside and serves on the board of Chicago Theological Seminar. His new book, God, will be available for sale at the conference.

The afternoon conference, from 1:30-5 p.m., is at Nassau Presbyterian Church. Speakers include Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez, Costa Rica’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva, who presided over negotiations earlier this year leading to a Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons supported by 122 nations; as well as Aslan; Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Çoleman; Rutgers professor Suzy Kim; and Harvard professor Elaine Scarry.

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