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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.