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Holiday Traditions: Apply Your Gifts!

Holiday Traditions: Apply Your Gifts!

By Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm on 12/17/2018 @ 03:21 PM

Tags: holidays, young adult program

To me, the holidays have always been a time to gather with the blessings you have and reflect and plan for how to apply those gifts to work for peace and justice issues in the New Year. Now, I am encouraging you all to take the holidays to apply. Apply your gifts and skills to social justice work; apply to FCNL’s young adult programs!

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No Place [to Call] Home for the Holidays

No Place [to Call] Home for the Holidays

By Hannah Evans on 12/18/2014 @ 09:30 AM

Tags: immigration, domestic

As we rejoice in this holy time, let us not forget the refugee children and mothers in family detention centers, those who have no place to call home for the holidays.

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Hope for 2015: Criminal Justice Reform

Hope for 2015: Criminal Justice Reform

By Tila Neguse on 12/17/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic

The 113th Congress was a dynamic time for criminal justice reform. There were numerous bipartisan bills introduced in Congress addressing the serious need for reform in this nation’s criminal justice system.

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When We Torture

When We Torture

By Diane Randall on 12/12/2014 @ 03:07 PM

Tags: Diane, War is Not the Answer

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Torture Report on December 10th has caused strong emotional reaction and the occasion for reflection on what this means for us as a country founded on moral principles.

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The 'No Military Solution' is the Only Solution

The 'No Military Solution' is the Only Solution

By Sean Langberg on 12/12/2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer

Jackson Diehl’s Dec 7 Washington Post opinion-editorial titled “The sloppy thinking of ‘no military solution’” is a misleading case for military adventurism.

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Two Years Too Long: Supporting Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

Two Years Too Long: Supporting Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 12/10/2014 @ 12:08 PM

On this date two years ago, an armed group known as the Séléka launched a military campaign against the country’s then-government. The offensive set in motion the latest in recurrent cycles of violent conflict in Central African Republic.

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Congress Should Pass the Death in Custody Reporting Act Now!

Congress Should Pass the Death in Custody Reporting Act Now!

By Tila Neguse on 12/09/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic

The Death in Custody Reporting Act would require federal corrections, immigration detention facilities, state prisons, county jails and police departments to report to the Department of Justice the circumstances surrounding all deaths in custody.

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When We Became the Evil We Deplore: Understanding the Torture Report

When We Became the Evil We Deplore: Understanding the Torture Report

By Maggie O'Donnell on 12/09/2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer, Guantanamo, torture, foreign policy

We are remiss if we treat the report’s release as an isolated event, without doing the hard work of confronting our nation’s history of immoral wartime actions. Today is a day for justice, but it must also be one for growth.

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Elizabeth Beavers

Congress Should Reject the New War

By Elizabeth Beavers on 12/05/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, AUMF, Iraq, Syria

The President launched a new war without the consent of Congress or the American people. Soon, the Senate will have the chance to debate and vote, and we are asking them to reject this new war.

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Christine Letts

There's No Place Like Home to Lobby

By Christine Letts on 11/25/2014 @ 04:07 PM

Tags: around the office, Iran

That was incredible! A huge thank you to the 430 Quakers and activists who joined us from around the country to tell Congress that #diplomacyworks.

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