A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
The ceasefire that ended last summer’s devastating violence between Israel and Gaza has yet to be fully implemented, leaving the door open for further violent conflict. The United States can play its part by holding both sides accountable, and by supporting massive rebuilding efforts in Gaza.
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.
What's New on the Middle East
I've gotten lots of calls and messages from many of you asking me FCNL's position on the new version of the Corker bill on Iran after it passed unanimously in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week.
Your representative is about to decide whether to join a group speaking out for diplomacy with Iran.
Huge news: we have a breakthrough! Negotiators just announced outlines of a deal over Iran's nuclear program!
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.”