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CQ Profile on FCNL's Kate Gould: Quaker Vs. Goliath

Posted on 09/24/2015 @ 10:15 AM

Tags: Middle East, Iran, nuclear

The Quakers don’t fit the stereotypical image of high-powered lobbyists. But these peacemakers, led by Kate Gould, just claimed victory in the most hard-fought battle in Washington, after enough Senate Democrats pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama.

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Quakers Welcome Pope Francis to Washington

By Diane Randall on 09/18/2015 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: diane, climate

Pope Francis, leader of the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world, will be in the FCNL neighborhood next week when he makes a highly anticipated visit to the nation’s Capital. When the Pope addresses a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 24, thousands of people will be watching on the Jumbotrons positioned on the National Mall and millions of people will be listening around the world.

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In Memoriam: Anne Ainsworth

By Kathy Guthrie on 09/08/2015 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: around the office

Long-time FCNL volunteer Anne Ainsworth passed away in September. Kathy Guthrie remembers her work with FCNL.

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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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