Israel/Gaza: Uphold the Ceasefire

Israel/Gaza: Uphold the Ceasefire

After months of violence, the extended ceasefire deal is a hopeful sign. But, in order to end the cycle of violence, both sides must take immediate steps to uphold the terms of the ceasefire including taking immediate steps to lift the blockade. The United States can play its part by holding both sides accountable, and by supporting massive rebuilding efforts in Gaza.

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Iraq

War is (still) not the answer

War is (still) not the answer

For Congress to ensure that the president seeks approval before using military force in Iraq, it must take away the never-ending authorization it gave with the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force and the 2002 Iraq authorization. Both are far too broad and do not include sunset provisions.

Voices for Peace

FCNL helped organize a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of those who have died in Palestine and Israel.

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Q&A on Nonmilitary Options and the Islamic State

As FCNL watches the violence in Iraq and Syria and the U.S. bombing, we long for an answer of how to stop the killing and protect the people at risk. Some of you have shared with us your belief and frustration that military action seems like the only way to stop the Islamic State militants. We do not have all the answers at FCNL, but we remain concerned that this military action -- like so many before it -- will not help build a world free of war and the threat of war; indeed, it is likely to lead to greater violence and endless war.

The Language of Force

"The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force," said President Obama in address to the United Nations General Assembly. But where did I.S. learn this language?

Stop the Bombs

With military action underway, members of Congress, the media and the public are under pressure to rally behind the president. But now, more than ever, decision makers need to hear that war is not the answer.

10 Groups Call for Clarification on Royce/Engel Iran PMDLetter

10 Groups call for a clarification on the Royce/Engel Iran PMD Letter: "Regrettably, some of the language in your letter could undermine, rather than support, these diplomatic opportunities. We urge you to revise the letter to ensure this is not the case.".

FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy

"We support active non-violent responses to prevent or transform violent conflict at all levels.

The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warning against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives.”

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