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Greener Pastures in the President's Budget

By Emily Wirzba on 02/12/2016 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: energy, environment, climate

At FCNL, we seek to protect vulnerable communities and God’s Creation from climate change and environmental degradation. We believe that President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 is a very strong step towards achieving these goals.

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#Pivot2Peace: Prevent Genocide and Atrocities

By Theo Sitther on 02/12/2016 @ 11:57 AM

Tags: peacebuilding

Sen. Cardin (D-MD) joined by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and fourteen other senators introduced the bi-partisan Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016 (S.2551). This bill would focus the U.S. government at the highest levels on effective early prevention of violent conflict as an alternative to the often ineffective late military intervention.

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Six Reasons to Support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

Posted on 02/11/2016 @ 01:41 PM

Tags: ppdc, peacebuilding, atrocities prevention, prevention, prevent

Senators should co-sponsor and support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act.

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The President’s Budget First Take: What We Like, What We Want to Change

By Jim Cason and Amelia Kegan on 02/10/2016 @ 12:50 PM

Tags: budget, pentagon, poverty, climate

We were delighted to see that the budget President Barack Obama sent to Congress Tuesday included programs that would lift half a million people out of poverty, reduce child hunger and provide funding to begin to address the impacts of harmful climate change on the world. But there’s so much more we could do as a nation to address climate change, protect our national security and meet the needs of all of our country if Congress rejected the president’s proposals to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on the Pentagon.

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Translating Principles into Dollars

Posted on 02/08/2016 @ 01:55 PM

Tags: budget, pentagon, nuclear, poverty

While reasonable people may differ on the budget, our positions on the budget are deeply grounded in our values — how we believe the government can do the most good and the least harm.

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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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Celebrating #IranDeal on #MLK Day

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

Tags: 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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