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When Government Kills

By Diane Randall on 05/02/2014 @ 10:39 AM

The botched execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma manifests the most current dilemma of government-sanctioned killing. This travesty is yet another reason that compels us work to abolish the death penalty in the U.S.

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Obama: Why Do People Want War?

By Jim Cason on 05/01/2014 @ 11:00 AM

President Obama recently wondered what military force accomplishes. That's a great place to start a conversation about other ways to address conflicts.

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Quaker Voluntary Service Visits DC

Posted on 04/16/2014 @ 11:28 AM

Tags: around the office, Quakerism

How do we act in national politics as a testimony of our Quaker faith? Quaker Voluntary Service Volunteer Maire Moriarty reflects in this guest blog post.

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Torture is Immoral

By Elizabeth Beavers on 04/15/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: foreign policy, torture, Guantanamo, war is not the answer

Because the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to declassify its investigation into the CIA's use of torture, the American people will finally be able to understand what happened, and move on.

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Lopsided Priorities: Billions Moved to Pentagon

By Tila Neguse on 04/10/2014 @ 02:30 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, budget news, poverty

House Budget Chair Paul Ryan's (WI-1) 2015 budget sticks to next year's spending limits, but would increase Pentagon spending by cutting domestic spending in 2016 and beyond.

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Rwanda 20 Focus on Prevention

By Jim Cason on 04/10/2014 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: wina ppdc

One focus at the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide could be on listening to what faith leaders from the Central African Republic say about the root causes of the ongoing crisis in their country.

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Three Years of Syrian War- Far More We Can Do

By Maiya Zwerling and Kate Gould on 03/11/2014 @ 12:40 PM

Tags: Middle East, Syria

FCNL is working with congressional offices and a broad coalition of more than a hundred organizations from twenty-three countries to shine a light on the Syrian crisis that continues to rage as we approach the third anniversary of the Syrian civil war.

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We need you: Take action to support Water for the World Act

By Kate Edelen on 03/11/2014 @ 12:12 PM

Tags: Environment Health Care

Let your Representative know that you care about water and sanitation access for the world's poorest. Help change inequitable development policy now--support Water for the World Act

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First Look at the President's 2015 Budget

By Tila Neguse and Devon Grayson-Wallace on 03/04/2014 @ 04:45 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, budget news, poverty

Today, President Obama released his proposed budget for 2015. Here's a brief overview of his proposal.

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Ukraine Threats Will Not Bring Resolution

By Jim Cason on 03/02/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: wina

Military force will not bring peace to Ukraine. But threats of additional military force are not likely to provide a solution either.

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