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Returning Home After Incarceration

Returning Home After Incarceration

By Tila Neguse on 04/22/2015 @ 02:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic, incarceration

The theme of EAD this year was Breaking the Chains: Mass Incarceration and Systems of Exploitation. Among many of the workshops and panels organized by FCNL, was one Tila Neguse moderated on returning home after incarceration.

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Emily Wirzba

Finding Earth Day Inspiration in the Forest

By Emily Wirzba on 04/22/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: energy, environment, climate

Though at times I get discouraged at the lack of Congressional action in the face of such a monumental problem, on this Earth Day, I need only to rest a while in the beauty of God’s Creation, and I will be reminded why I must never give up working for the restored earth that I seek.

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Understanding the PATRIOT Act

Understanding the PATRIOT Act

By Maggie O'Donnell on 04/20/2015 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: militarism, surveillance, PATRIOT Act, SSRA

Fourteen years after its introduction, Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act is up for reauthorization. Here's what you need to know about this dangerous piece of legislation before June 1st.

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By Remembering Oklahoma City, We Can Make a Change

By Remembering Oklahoma City, We Can Make a Change

By Theo Sitther on 04/19/2015 @ 06:14 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, atrocities prevention, ppdc

April 19, 1995 is another one of those vivid days in my memory – on par with September 11, 2001. This was the day, twenty years ago, the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed killing 168 people including 19 children.

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Emily Wirzba

Massive Fast Track Bill Introduced

By Emily Wirzba on 04/17/2015 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: energy, environment, climate

On Thursday, April 16th, Senator Hatch (R-UT), Senator Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Ryan (R-WI) introduced Fast Track legislation, which makes it easier to ram through Congress secret free trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Kate Gould

Game On: Beyond the Corker Iran Bill

By Kate Gould on 04/16/2015 @ 03:10 PM

Tags: Iran, Middle East

I've gotten lots of calls and messages from many of you asking me FCNL's position on the new version of the Corker bill on Iran after it passed unanimously in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week.

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Kate Gould

Decision Time on Iran Diplomacy

By Kate Gould on 04/16/2015 @ 02:57 PM

Tags: iran, middle east

Your representative is about to decide whether to join a group speaking out for diplomacy with Iran.

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Mass Incarceration: Unjust and Costly

Mass Incarceration: Unjust and Costly

By Tila Neguse on 04/16/2015 @ 02:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic, incarceration

Mandatory minimum sentences—laws that require binding prison terms for certain crimes—are a big part of why so many people are behind bars in the U.S. today. The good news is that members of Congress are now recognizing the problem.

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Christine Letts

#DiplomacyWorks: Framework Deal with Iran

By Christine Letts on 04/09/2015 @ 05:01 PM

Tags: iran, nuclear

FCNL was really, really happy to see that talks over Iran's nuclear program have yielded the framework of an agreement. We've been working for diplomacy with Iran for a long time -- like, more than a decade long time -- and how times have changed.

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Restoring Sanity to the Nuclear Weapons Budget

Restoring Sanity to the Nuclear Weapons Budget

By Bradley Harris on 04/08/2015 @ 02:13 PM

Tags: nuclear, budget

The SANE Act, sponsored by Rep. Blumenauer and Sen. Markey, will restore sanity to the nuclear weapons budget by saving the taxpayer $100 billion over the next ten years.

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