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As a nation, we have the resources and imagination to make a valuable contribution to the survival of the planet and the well-being of the world's people. But for too long, our country has invested in an enormous military, shaping a world based on war and the threat of war and denying people in our communities the health, education and environmental security they need to thrive.

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Question for Candidates: Demilitarize Foreign Policy

Extremist groups such as ISIS have continued to emerge despite the money and attention our country lavishes on military responses to violence. Our country must invest in diplomacy, development, and support of local peacebuilding programs to prevent violent conflict. Would you make funding for these peacebuilding initiatives a priority if you are elected?

NDAA: Right/Left Groups Urge Fiscal Conservative Positions

Right/Left groups sent the following letter to lawmakers today urging fiscally conservative positions for the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act.

Congress has choices

FCNL wrote a letter to Congress expressing discontent with the proposal to increase Pentagon spending by $18 billion and further break parity with domestic spending. Other faith organizations signed onto the letter supporting an increase in EITC for individuals that would be overlooked otherwise.

FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy

"Militarization has permeated our society, skewing our national budget toward support for the military and its attendant industries and forcing our local economies increasingly to depend on them. Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide more security. Military expansion provokes fear, resentment and potential retaliation."

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Ruth Flower leads FCNL's Pentagon budget program.

Tila Neguse lobbies on federal budget, tax and poverty issues.

David Culp lobbies for nuclear disarmament and against building and buying even more nuclear weapons.

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