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
Your members of Congress are hearing a lot of opposition to diplomacy. They need to hear that their constituents support the ongoing talks with Iran. Please call Congress today, and urge them to let diplomacy work.
Kayla Mueller, the last known American hostage held by the Islamic State, was confirmed dead today.
Our world is already safer because of U.S.-Iran diplomacy. As I reflect on a year of excitement and progress, I am keenly aware of the critical role the FCNL network has played in ensuring our elected officials stand on the right side of history. Here are 5 ways FCNL's citizen advocates helped make diplomacy work with Iran in 2014.
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.”