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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

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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Letting Diplomacy Work

By Diane Randall on 11/17/2014 @ 07:52 PM

Tags: diane, iran, middle east, war is not the answer

When almost 400 citizen advocates and "grasstops" join FCNL on Capitol Hill this week making the case to Congress that #diplomacyworks, it will be within the rich tradition of Quaker advocacy to petition those in power to prevent war and violent conflict.

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Climate and Conflict: Let's Take Action Now

By Kate Edelen on 11/12/2014 @ 05:14 PM

Tags: environment, water, war is not the answer

The Pentagon recently released its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. In the report they argue that climate change will seriously challenge our national security. What are some of the political solutions to this problem that we can support right now?

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Honoring Veterans by Lifting Up Intention

By Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm on 11/11/2014 @ 02:45 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, veterans, foreign policy

I honor the intention of those who serve their country. The world is insecure, and we all want to get to peace; we just disagree about how to get there. By lifting up our common desire for a better world and celebrating those with the courage to serve others, let us move forward together.

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Election Reflection: Wins for Low-Wage Workers!

By Tila Neguse on 11/05/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

In a huge victory for hard working Americans, several states voted in favor of ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage, above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, all said “yes!” to raising the minimum wage in their states.

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No Matter the Outcome of the Election

By Diane Randall on 11/04/2014 @ 07:52 PM

Tags: diane, elections, around the office

Whomever the voters send to Congress, FCNL’s consistent lobbying for peace and justice will continue with integrity and inspiration -- both across the country and on Capitol Hill.

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A Turning Point for Shared Security

By Jim Cason on 10/23/2014 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, Iraq, Syria

Will the U.S. enter a new era of endless war? Or will the country learn from the failure of military action in the last decade? Help FCNL create the political will to shift U.S. policy from endless wars to Shared Security. #DiplomacyWorks

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