Nuclear War or Nuclear Ban?

While tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to run high, Syria is now taking over the headlines. As the U.S. threatens to escalate military action against Syria, Russia threatens to retaliate.

“The world faces more threats to world peace today than it has for a long time," said Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action (NJPA). “Several of these threats, in particular North Korea and Syria, if not treated carefully and diplomatically, could result in nuclear war, the ultimate catastrophe.”

With this as a backdrop, New Jersey Peace Action presents its 61st Annual Dinner featuring the September 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipients, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Ms. Ray Acheson of Reaching Critical Will and ICAN will speak to the question of “Nuclear War or Nuclear Ban?: People of the World Know What They Want.” The event will be held at the Hasbrouck Heights Hilton, 650 Terrace Avenue, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Reservations are required.

Ms. Alice Slater, of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, a member of ICAN, and one of the people who helped negotiate the International Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons in July 2017, will speak about the on-going and pressing need for a total ban on nuclear weapons. “The world needs full nuclear disarmament and to ban the bomb just as the world has banned chemical and biological weapons. The nuclear weapons states need to be a part of the process to show and to act on good faith, but for the moment, the majority of the world is telling those states that nuclear weapons must be banned.”

"Whether it's threats of fire and fury or false alarms in Hawaii, today's events show us once again that we need to eliminate nuclear weapons,” said Ray Acheson, “The majority of the world has rejected nuclear weapons, with 122 countries supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons negotiated at the United Nations last year. Those few remaining governments that put profits and power above people must be held to account."

NJPA will also Maureen Prince and Helga Moor as the Peace Action People of the Year for their work to avert war with North Korea. The Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace Award will be presented to the Essex County chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, for their on-going work for peace and their participation in the June 2017 International March to Ban the Bomb held in New York City.

As an aside, New Jersey Peace Action will be saying goodbye to Executive Director Madelyn Hoffman, who will be retiring from that position after almost 18 years. This will be her last Annual Dinner as Executive Director.

Music will be provided by Sharleen Leahey and the Cactus Flowers.

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Sunday, April 29th,

12pm to 4pm

Hasbrouck Heights Hilton
650 Terrace Avenue
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

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Honoring:

Maureen Prince and Helga Moor, New Jersey Peace Action People of the Year

Essex County Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 

Sylvia and Oscar Ackelsberg Peace Award

Music provided by Sharleen and the Cactus Flowers

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Contact Information
  1. Jeff Hoey, Program Coordinator
  2. 973-259-1126
  3. nj_peaceaction@yahoo.com
Sun, April 29
12:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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While tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to run high, Syria is now taking over the headlines. As the U.S. threatens to escalate military action against Syria, Russia threatens to retaliate.

“The world faces more threats to world peace today than it has for a long time," said Madelyn Hoffman, Executive Director of New Jersey Peace Action (NJPA). “Several of ...

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