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We Are A Generation of War: Part II

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

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

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

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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Christine Letts

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

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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Maiya Zwerling

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

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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Two Weeks in Central African Republic

Two Weeks in Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 06/29/2015 @ 06:14 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, atrocities prevention, ppdc

In May, Allyson Neville-Moran spent two weeks in Central African Republic, to meet local peacebuilders and get a sense of how U.S. policy could support their work.

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How Do We Act Justly?

How Do We Act Justly?

By Diane Randall on 06/25/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: diane randall, mass incarceration, 1033

The shocking murder of nine African-American people by a young white man in a Charleston, South Carolina church last week has focused the country on the sad fact that racial hatred leading to deadly violence is alive in our country. Even as we mourn, we reflect on what our communities, our government and we, as citizens, can do to take down the foundations of racial injustice.

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