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For Immediate Release

The Rev. Robert Moore (609) 924-5022

Peace Events Headlined by Naomi Tutu and Amy Goodman


Seal the Deal on the Iran Nuclear Issue is the title of the 35th Annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) and co-sponsored to date by 31 religious and civic groups in the region (see list near bottom of this link) on Sunday, November 9 in Princeton, NJ.

Naomi Tutu--daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu--who has worked on race, gender, and peace issues around the world, will appear at an individual Sponsor-only Reception and Dinner from 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, November 8 at the Nassau Inn in Princeton.

Dr. Tutu will also preach at the Interfaith Service at 11:00 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 1:30-5:00 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 1:00 PM. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Naomi Tutu (see above)
  • Amy Goodman, an award winning journalist, renowned author, and host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

  • Jamal Abdi, Policy Director of the National Iranian American Council, which is spearheading the Seal the Deal campaign

  • Ariane Tabalabai, Stanton Nuclear Fellow, Harvard University who has published on the Iran negotiations.

Early bird conference registration fees per person, which can be paid by credit card through CFPA's secure web site,; or telephone (609) 924-5022, are below. After the October 24 deadline, there is a substantial increase, so those planning to come are strongly encouraged to reserve by then.

Individual Sponsor (includes Nov. 8 reception and dinner at the Nassau Inn in Princeton with Naomi Tutu, preferred seating and listing in program) $125 per CFPA member; $150 per non-member

Patron (includes preferred seating and listing in program): $50 per member of CFPA; $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,

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

"We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of presenters for our 35th annual Conference and Interfaith Service for Peace. 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," said the Rev. Robert Moore, CFPA Executive Director.

The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens organization which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions in support of three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.