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First Presidential Debate: Watch with FCNL

By Alicia McBride on 09/26/2016 @ 06:30 PM

Tonight, we're watching the first presidential debate. I hope you're as excited as we are!

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Conversations that Open Hearts and Minds

By Andrew Silva on 09/23/2016 @ 05:28 PM

I'm looking forward to FCNL's conversation with Parker J. Palmer on September 28. Palmer’s words inspire me to continue working towards the world I still believe is possible. I’m also looking forward to thinking about my own exercise of democracy both before and after this election.

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Refugee Crisis Underscores Need to Prevent Violent Conflict

By Teressa Hamsher on 09/20/2016 @ 03:28 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding

The historic Refugee Summit seeks to address the unprecedented refugee crisis, but it is also an opportunity to rethink how the international community can work to prevent future crises.

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Will We Live Our Values and Protect Central American Refugees?

By Hannah Evans on 09/19/2016 @ 05:23 PM

Tags: immigration, refugees

The U.S. should be leading efforts to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. and abroad, while pursuing a political solution for the Syrian Civil War. However, the U.S. also has its own refugee crisis closer to home that we have not been doing our part for. The U.S. must radically shift policies for refugees and migrants fleeing from Central America.

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Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

By Jose Aguto on 09/07/2016 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: climate, environment

A stand of momentous and multi-hued significance is occurring in the Plains of the ancestral lands of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples.

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Question Once, Lobby Twice...

By Alicia McBride on 09/01/2016 @ 01:05 PM

Each month of the year has opportunities to work for peace and justice, bridging the policy divides that prevent progress. Here are suggestions between now and January.

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Let's Talk about Fear

By Diane Randall on 07/22/2016 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: diane, around the office

Fear is a true emotion that we all feel at one time or another. Indeed, fear can tie us up and lead to despair. And we see the response to fear play out on a personal and national level.

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Equity and Justice -- for All

By Diane Randall on 07/08/2016 @ 04:00 PM

Tags: diane, around the office

We seek a society with equity and justice for all...On any given day, I am outraged and saddened by the violence of injustice in the world. Yesterday it was Philando Castile and the day before that it was Alton Sterling.

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Rays of Light on Capitol Hill

By Alicia McBride on 07/03/2016 @ 02:32 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, incarceration

Congress makes headlines these days more for inaction and partisanship than progress on peace and justice issues. Yet from FCNL's perspective on Capitol Hill, we are seeing rays of light and signs of progress.

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Finding Climate Hope in New Orleans

By Emily Wirzba on 07/01/2016 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: energy, environment, climate

Sixty young leaders from across the United States and Canada, gathered by GreenFaith, came together in New Orleans for a multi-religious climate convergence.

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