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This is How We Work for Peace

By Diane Randall on 08/25/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: diane randall, iran

The July announcement of a diplomatic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program puts in motion the 60 day clock that requires a vote before mid-September, and we are doing all we can to convince Congress to support the Iran Deal. We believe this is a good deal that moves our country and the world away from another war and toward peace.

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The Planet Needs an Advocate

Posted on 08/17/2015 @ 10:50 AM

Tags: around the office, communications, environment

The future needs an advocate. That's why we brought 18 young people to Washington, DC for an intensive training on organizing and lobbying. Over the next nine months, they'll bring their new skills back to their community to spark action on climate change.

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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

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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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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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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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?

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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Congress Has Second Thoughts on Endless War

By Jim Cason on 06/11/2015 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, AUMF

After months of inaction, Congress is starting to push back on the president's use of a 2001 war authorization to justify his ongoing war against ISIS and the broader war on terror.

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The Huge Shift in US Foreign Policy that No One Noticed

By Kate Edelen on 05/29/2015 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: Environment, ppdc, military spending

For the first time, it appears that there are concrete measures in the works to develop “climate resiliency” as a foreign policy objective.

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