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By Diane Randall on 08/25/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: diane randall, iran

The July announcement of a diplomatic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program puts in motion the 60 day clock that requires a vote before mid-September, and we are doing all we can to convince Congress to support the Iran Deal. We believe this is a good deal that moves our country and the world away from another war and toward peace.

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The Planet Needs an Advocate

Posted on 08/17/2015 @ 10:50 AM

Tags: around the office, communications, environment

The future needs an advocate. That's why we brought 18 young people to Washington, DC for an intensive training on organizing and lobbying. Over the next nine months, they'll bring their new skills back to their community to spark action on climate change.

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We Are A Generation of War: Part II

By Sean Langberg on 07/24/2015 @ 05:12 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, ppdc

In September, when we I started my yearlong fellowship with FCNL, I wrote about the moment when my life changed forever.

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On visit to Kenya, President Obama should push for change

By Theo Sitther on 07/24/2015 @ 11:30 AM

President Obama is set to visit his father's homeland, which no doubt will be meaningful for Mr. Obama and for Kenyans who share a special connection to this US president with ancestral roots in Kenya.

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5 Things Pres. Obama Should Do in Kenya

By Getry Agizah on 07/23/2015 @ 10:13 AM

Tags: kenya, ppdc

What we’ve learned in Kenya is that the most effective ways to prevent violence are often developed by churches and other local community efforts. Our communities have done a great deal.

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Prisons and the President – a Historic Week

By Cory Hall Ventresca on 07/21/2015 @ 09:49 AM

Tags: incarceration

While the historic Iran deal reached early last week has been a dominant topic in the news, Obama made history again on Thursday when he became the first sitting President to visit a federal prison: Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno in Oklahoma.href="http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5109">2.2 million people serving time in prison and jail.

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Two Banner Years for Iran Diplomacy

By Christine Letts on 07/14/2015 @ 05:01 PM

Tags: iran, nuclear

It's been a big couple of years for diplomacy with Iran. Even three years ago, we seemed far away from the negotiating table. The homepage banners highlighted the ups and downs of negotiations on our website. Taken together, they tell quite the story.

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Faithful Work on Mass Incarceration

By Cory Hall Ventresca on 07/07/2015 @ 02:49 PM

Tags: incarceration

After his own incarceration, Jondhi Harrell became a dedicated advocate for reform and a mentor for others returning from jail or prison. Jondhi shares his wealth of knowledge through his nonprofit, The Center for Returning Citizens.

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Advocacy Teams on the Road

Posted on 07/07/2015 @ 10:51 AM

Maiya Zwerling, FCNL's national field organizer, spent three weeks launching Advocacy Teams around the country. We're so excited to see the amazing things these folks will do!

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Creating the World We Seek

By Maggie O'Donnell on 07/06/2015 @ 04:45 PM

Tags: AUMF, torture, guantanamo, drones

As my time at FCNL comes to a close, very little has changed. It is clear that a new approach is well-past overdue, but how can we ensure that the next chapter better resembles the world we seek?

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