Call for a Ceasefire in Israel/Palestine

Call for a Ceasefire in Israel/Palestine

We at FCNL have watched with heavy hearts as violence breaks out in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel in catastrophic proportions. We grieve over the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost, and we lift up our concern for those who have been injured and for the many living in fear for their own safety and the safety of those they love.

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.

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Working for Peace in the Middle East

Working for Peace in the Middle East

We've been hard at work lobbying in support of our vision for a more peaceful Middle East. See which bills we're tracking and find out more about our work on Iran and Syria.

What's New on the Middle East

Former Iran Hostage Urges Congress to Support Nuclear Talks With Iran

The Huffington Post

Maiya Zwerling's interview with former Iran hostage Josh Fattal about his imprisonment, his release, and how it has contributed to the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks. As we near the July 20 deadline for a final deal, let us hope that Josh's vision for a more secure and peaceful Middle East is realized.

Stop the Violence in Israel/Palestine

We at FCNL have watched with heavy hearts as violence breaks out in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel in catastrophic proportions. We grieve over the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost, and we lift up our concern for those who have been injured and for the many living in fear for their own safety and the safety of those they love.

5 Steps U.S. Can Take to Help Restore Israel/Gaza Ceasefire

The Huffington Post

Yemen is an excellent example of how forgetful Washington can be. Having returned from Yemen this month, I was startled by the degree to which the country had already been placed on the back burner by much of the media only a few weeks after the White House killed scores of civilians in Yemen’s restive south.

Noah Baker Merrill (Putney, VT) - Don't send missiles to Syrian opposition

Burlington Free Press

Noah Baker Merrill thanks Rep. Welch for speaking out against providing MANPADS to the Syrian Armed Opposition.

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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