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When We Torture

By Diane Randall on 12/12/2014 @ 03:07 PM

Tags: Diane, War is Not the Answer

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Torture Report on December 10th has caused strong emotional reaction and the occasion for reflection on what this means for us as a country founded on moral principles.

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Two Years Too Long: Supporting Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

By Allyson Neville-Morgan on 12/10/2014 @ 12:08 PM

On this date two years ago, an armed group known as the Séléka launched a military campaign against the country’s then-government. The offensive set in motion the latest in recurrent cycles of violent conflict in Central African Republic.

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Congress Should Pass the Death in Custody Reporting Act Now!

By Tila Neguse on 12/09/2014 @ 01:00 PM

Tags: Justice, Domestic

The Death in Custody Reporting Act would require federal corrections, immigration detention facilities, state prisons, county jails and police departments to report to the Department of Justice the circumstances surrounding all deaths in custody.

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Congress Should Reject the New War

By Elizabeth Beavers on 12/05/2014 @ 10:00 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, AUMF, Iraq, Syria

The President launched a new war without the consent of Congress or the American people. Soon, the Senate will have the chance to debate and vote, and we are asking them to reject this new war.

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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, budget news

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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