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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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Friends in Paris, Friends in Washington, Friends Around the World

By Jose Aguto on 12/01/2015 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: climate

Next week, thanks to the generosity of Friends - Lindsey Fielder Cook of the Quaker United Nations Office and the Friends World Committee on Consultation - I will be attending the international climate summit in Paris, known in more technical terms as the UNFCCC COP 21.

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Hope in Paris

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

Tags: diane, climate

We hold Paris in the Light. Even as the grief of the deaths, injuries and emotional damage perpetrated by the criminal rampages of terror in Paris on November 13 begin healing, millions of people around the globe are sending their prayers and hopes for action on climate as world leaders convene in Paris beginning November 30.

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Refugees, Faith & Action

By Jim Cason on 11/21/2015 @ 07:00 AM

Tags: refugees, Syria

How do we get beyond the rhetoric and hate speech to act in a way that starts to transform us and our neighbors?

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We Must Not Act in Fear

By Ruth Flower on 11/17/2015 @ 03:41 PM

Tags: human rights, civil liberties

As the news from Paris unfolded, we were all Parisians, as we were all Lebanese a few days before when suicide bombs killed 43 and wounded 240 more, as we were all Kenyans last April when 147 college students were killed.

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Budget News (?): Pentagon Wins

By Ruth Flower on 10/27/2015 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Pentagon budget, budget news, Ruth

Monday night, House and Senate budget negotiators agreed on a deal – a budget that will cover FY 2016 and FY 2017. Is there news? Well, Pentagon spending went up again...

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Outbreak of Violence in CAR

By Allyson Neville on 10/09/2015 @ 03:00 PM

Tags: peacebuilding, ppdc, car, central african republic

There is troubling news of renewed intercommunal fighting in Central African Republic (CAR). The latest round of violence – in a conflict that began in late 2012 – was sparked in the capital of Bangui on Saturday, September 26. This development underscores the need for long-term engagement and commitment from the United States and the international community to fully support peace and reconciliation efforts.

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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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