The Times, Trenton

Coalition For Peace Action Leaders Honored By Organizations

The Times of Trenton — Thursday, June 12, 2008

PRINCETON TOWNSHIP — Two leaders of the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action were recently honored. CFPA is a grassroots peace group in the region, with some 17 chapters and more than 7,500 members and supporting households in central and southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Having served as CFPA's executive director for nearly 27 years, the Rev. Robert Moore was honored during a gala awards dinner of New Jersey Citizen Action at the Trenton Marriott at Lafayette Yard on June 5. He was presented with the Evanoff-Schucter Award for Organizing. The plaque said the award was for "his lifelong commitment to organizing and empowering communities to create a more peaceful and just society for all."

Among the 300 attendees at the gala were Gov. Jon Corzine, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer, and keynote speaker Donna Brazile.

Moore also is slated to be honored at the 50th Anniversary National Congress of Peace Action July 18–20 at Trinity University in Washington, D.C. He is one of two organizers who will be recognized for having worked in Peace Action for more than 25 years.

The New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs and Douglass College of Rutgers University presented CFPA's Chairwoman, Irene Etkin Goldman, with a Woman of Achievement Award during the May 5 gala dinner at the Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City. Goldman was honored for her outstanding leadership with CFPA over the last 17 years, including the last five as CFPA's chairwoman.

She was recognized for exemplary leadership in securing women's rights in Russia as well as for her role with the Peace Tables project of the George Nakashima Foundation for Peace. The honoring organizations said of Goldman, "She has literally saved lives as a prominent peace and human rights advocate."

"We in CFPA are very proud of Irene, and join in congratulating her on these most impressive achievements," Moore said.

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