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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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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

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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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!

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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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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Ferguson Reflections

By Ruth Flower on 11/25/2014 @ 03:05 PM

Tags: Domestic, war is not the answer

We have some infrastructure problems in this country – and they’re not all about concrete and steel bridges and paved roads. For a country – a democracy – like ours to survive, we need strong and resilient connections among all the people who live here.

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An Indictment of the System

By Jim Cason on 11/25/2014 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer

Ferguson is an indictment of our system of criminal justice.

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OCO & Sequester: At What Cost Does the Squeaky Wheel Get the Grease?

By Della Anderson on 11/24/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, pentagon, OCO, budget news

Allowing the Pentagon to side-step the effects of sequestration through the Overseas Contingency Operations account is a bad budgetary strategy, leaving the American people to shoulder the brunt.

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The Essence of What We Do

By Diane Randall on 11/18/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: diane, war is not the answer

The path to the world we seek has never been east. In the past 71 years, time and again FCNL has built the relationships that let us get things done, regardless of the political climate. This approach is more important than ever in a

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