Cora Weiss

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Cora Weiss, "President of the Hague Appeal for Peace, has been well known as a peace activist since the early ‘60’s, when she was a co-founder of Women Strike for Peace which played a major role in bringing about the end of nuclear testing in the atmosphere. She was a leader in the anti-Vietnam war movement, organized demonstrations, including the largest one on November 15, 1969 in Washington, DC. As Co-Chair and Director of the Committee of Liaison with Families of Prisoners Detained in Vietnam, she organized the exchange of mail between families and POW’s in Vietnam which revealed and names of those alive and arranged for and accompanied some returning POW pilots. For ten years Ms Weiss was a volunteer teacher in the NY City public school system.

"As a Trustee of Hampshire College, she started the campus campaign to divest stocks in companies doing business in South Africa. She has a long record of support for the United Nations, starting in the 1950’s when she hosted colonized Africans who were petitioning for the independence of their countries. She has devoted most of her life to the peace movement, the movement for the advancement of women, and the civil rights movement.

"Among Ms. Weiss’ many awards are the Peace Studies Medal of Manhattan College and the George F. Kennan Award of the New Jersey Peace Action. In May of 1998 she and William Sloane Coffin were honored at The Riverside Church of New York on the 20th anniversary of their founding of the Riverside Disarmament Program which she directed for 10 years. In 1999 she was honored by the Phelps Stokes Fund for her work in the ‘50s and ‘60’s on Africa.

"She is President of the International Peace Bureau, (Nobel Laureate 1910). Ms. Weiss participated in the Nobel Centennial Symposium held in Oslo, Norway in December 2001. She is also Joint-Principal of the Peace Boat’s Global University, an Advisory Board Member of Peace Child International’s Millennium Action Fund, and Honorary Patron of the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations. As President of the Hague Appeal for Peace, she is leading a campaign dedicated to the abolition of war. It seeks to re-focus our minds on the vision of a world in which violent conflict is publicly acknowledged as illegitimate, illegal, and fundamentally unjust. To implement that vision, the Hague Appeal for Peace has launched a Global Peace Education Campaign." [1]

She is the daughter of Samuel Rubin, and is married to Peter Weiss.

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  1. Cora Weiss, PEace, accessed February 3, 2009.
  2. Steering Committee, Peace and Security Funders Group, accessed August 24, 2009.