A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
While mismanagement of CAR’s natural resources contributed to the current conflict, effective
management can set CAR on a path to recovery. As CAR seeks to emerge from a protracted cycle of
violent conflict, the inclusive management of its natural resource endowments will be imperative to this
transition and central to building a lasting peace
Peacebuilding in Action
The international community of Quaker peacebuilders is mobilizing again to support peaceful elections in Burundi in 2015. Following relatively peaceful elections in Kenya, we are continuing to connect Quakers around the world to share lessons learned and prevent future violence.
Prevention and Protection
The international community has a responsibility to protect civilians. Programs that prevent conflict and protect civilians are basic building blocks for lasting peace and security. These structures help prevent violent conflicts, which then saves both lives and money.
Letters & Statements
21 religious, humanitarian and peace groups call on the State Department to take measures to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
We write as fifteen organizations deeply concerned about negative impacts of United States-led airstrikes on civilians in Syria and Iraq on top of the devastating violence against civilians that continues to be perpetrated by the Syrian and Iraqi governments, government-allied forces, and extremist groups such as the Islamic State (IS).
Congress cannot meaningfully exercise its Constitutional power to authorize force if the Executive uses secret legal opinions to extend past authorizations in ways that Congress never anticipated or intended.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We seek federal policies and practices that avoid violence and embrace peaceful forms of managing and resolving conflict. The cycles of violence perpetuated by acts of terror and the armed overthrow of governments serve as warnings against the use of force, while the examples of nonviolent movements for change provide concrete alternatives. No war is justified.
We envision a U.S. with a stronger capacity for prompt and flexible nonmilitary responses to ongoing conflicts that may escalate into mass atrocities. To be most effective, these efforts will seek to alleviate violence and to protect vulnerable populations."