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Invitation: Conference Call on Incarceration with the White House

By Amelia Kegan on 02/05/2016 @ 05:06 PM

Time is running out for sentencing reform. As election season heats up, there are only a few months left to help the people, families, and communities affected by excessive and costly prison sentences.

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Urgent: Senate Vote on Flint Water Crisis

By Jose Aguto on 02/05/2016 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: climate

In Flint, Michigan, the water crisis is far from over — and Congress needs to help. The Senate is about to vote on a measure that would provide emergency funding to protect and rebuild Flint, but this vote will be close.

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New Faces and New Roles

By Diane Randall on 02/03/2016 @ 04:05 PM

Tags: diane, around the office

Thank you for your partnership with FCNL in our work for peace and justice. We want to share some news about changes to the staff that are such key parts of this work.

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Celebrating #IranDeal on #MLK Day

By Kate Gould on 01/18/2016 @ 08:53 AM

Tags: iran, middle east, nuclear

Dr. King told us that peace must not only be seen as a 'distant goal,' but also 'a means by which we arrive at that goal.' This week of breakthroughs in U.S.-Iran relations is a testament to that approach for peace.

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We Stand for Religious Freedom

By Chris Letts on 12/08/2015 @ 05:49 PM

Tags: religious freedom

There are no excuses for the violent, anti-Muslim, discriminatory rhetoric in DC and around the country. As a nation of immigrants and refugees, the U.S. has a special responsibility to protect religious freedom.

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Live Updates from Paris Climate Conference

By Emily Wirzba on 12/08/2015 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: energy, environment, climate

I just finished Skyping with FCNL’s Jose Aguto, our Legislative Secretary for Sustainable Energy and Environment. He is in Paris for the next week for the international climate summit, also known as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties 21 (UNFCCC COP21).

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Friends in Paris, Friends in Washington, Friends Around the World

By Jose Aguto on 12/01/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: climate

Next week, thanks to the generosity of Friends - Lindsey Fielder Cook of the Quaker United Nations Office and the Friends World Committee on Consultation - I will be attending the international climate summit in Paris, known in more technical terms as the UNFCCC COP 21.

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Hope in Paris

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

Tags: diane, climate

We hold Paris in the Light. Even as the grief of the deaths, injuries and emotional damage perpetrated by the criminal rampages of terror in Paris on November 13 begin healing, millions of people around the globe are sending their prayers and hopes for action on climate as world leaders convene in Paris beginning November 30.

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Refugees, Faith & Action

By Jim Cason on 11/21/2015 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: refugees, Syria

How do we get beyond the rhetoric and hate speech to act in a way that starts to transform us and our neighbors?

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We Must Not Act in Fear

By Ruth Flower on 11/17/2015 @ 03:41 PM

Tags: human rights, civil liberties

As the news from Paris unfolded, we were all Parisians, as we were all Lebanese a few days before when suicide bombs killed 43 and wounded 240 more, as we were all Kenyans last April when 147 college students were killed.

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