A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Diplomacy with Syria led to a major victory on June 23: inspectors report that all chemical weapons have been removed from Syria! The U.S. should build on this diplomatic momentum with further engagement to bring the civil war to a close.
Stories and Successes
On the third anniversary of conflict, people from around the world are showing every child, woman, and man caught in the conflict that we are with them, that we stand #WithSyria. Let's not let the people of Syria lose another year to bloodshed and suffering.
Lincoln Journal Star
Assad's sham elections will not change this basic reality: one day there will be some form of political accommodation that ends the horrific civil war in Syria. The question is how many Syrians will be slaughtered before that happens. The answer will depend not just on what happens within Syria, but principally on the external parties to the conflict to stop fanning the flames of Syria’s vicious proxy war and negotiate with geopolitical rivals.
FCNL's Kate Gould and Former Foreign Service Officer William Davnie urge Senators Klobuchar and Franken to support the diplomatic path with Iran by publicly opposing this new sanctions bill and urging their colleagues to do the same.
Kate Gould speaks with RT's Meghan Lopez about the next steps the United States and the rest of the international community should take to end the conflict in Syria.
FCNL constituents are successfully making their voices heard by publishing letters to the editor in newspapers all around the country. Check out what they are saying.
Fact Sheets and Resources
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.
No war is justified.