NJ Peace Action

Ordinary people working together to eliminate nuclear weapons, reduce military spending, support global peacemaking and restore the well being of our planet.

Our 54th Annual Dinner was held on May 1st!


Sun, May 01, 2011 12:00PM to 4:00PM (EST)
Pompton Plains, NJ
Best Western Regency House Hotel
Hosted by NJ Peace Action


HONORED GUEST and recipient of the Dorothy Eldridge Peacemaker Award
Professor Juan R. I. Cole

Recipients of the Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace Award
Islamic Center of Morris County

and Peace Action Person of the Year
Jerry Stillman

juan1.jpgJuan R. I. Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

He has been a regular guest on PBS's Lehrer News Hour, and has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, the Colbert Report, Democracy Now! and many others. He has given many radio and press interviews. He has written widely about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He has commented extensively on al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the Iraq War, the politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Iranian domestic struggles and foreign affairs. He has a regular column at Truthdig.

He continues to study and write about contemporary Islamic movements, whether mainstream or radical, whether Sunni and Salafi or Shi`ite. Cole commands Arabic, Persian and Urdu and reads some Turkish, knows both Middle Eastern and South Asian Islam. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years, and continues to travel widely there.

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Obama Report Card


January 2011



It has now been two years since the beginning of the Obama presidency. At mid-term, NJ Peace Action is taking this opportunity to “grade” President Obama on how well he has kept his peaceful campaign promises.

Obama's State of the Union Address

Peace and Justice Activists Respond to President Obama's State of the Union Address  

On Tuesday, January 25th, President Barack Obama gave his second State of the Union address since being sworn into office in January 2009.NJ Peace Action and friends watched on the big screen at the Media Center located in the basement of the Bloomfield College Library. 



NJ Peace Action 53rd Annual Soup Luncheon


We would like to thank all those who worked so hard to make this event a success.  It was an opportunity to share common goals, an excellent meal and be treated to a wonderful presentation of the writings of many Americans who changed the course of history.


Readings from Voices of a People’s History: a Tribute to Howard Zinn

The success of New Jersey Peace Action’s 53rdAnnual Soup Luncheon- Voices of the People’s History: A Tribute to Howard Zinn- can not only be measured in the amount of praise it garnered from those who attended Bloomfield High School on November 20th, but by the vigor and excitement with which the event’s participants presented their speeches. 


Haiti as a Sign of Peace for the World

Nov 8 2010 7:00 pm
Nov 8 2010 9:00 pm

St. Peter Claver Parishioners for Peace & Justice, Essex Pax Christi, NJ Maryknoll Affiliates, IRATE & First Friends and New Jersey Peace Action invite you to a presentation:

Daniel Tillias

Haitian Peacemaker, Humanitarian, Activist

– Director of Haiti Pax Christi


           "Haiti as a Sign for Peace in the World"


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