Syria: Stop the Bombs

Syria: Stop the Bombs

The horrific violence in Syria leads many to call for bombing. While that knee-jerk response may seem like the easiest solution, violence can only beget violence. A military campaign will not create lasting peace or deter further killing—that can only come from sustained diplomatic work.

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Syrian Refugee Crisis

Check out FCNL's recommendations to bolster humanitarian and diplomatic support to address the ongoing regional refugee crisis and Syrian humanitarian crisis at large.

Legislative Update

Did your representative vote to train and equip?

Congress has voted to train and provide military equipment to rebel groups in Syria—a vote that puts the U.S. on a path to an expanded war in the Middle East. Find out how your rep. voted and respond »

Stories and Successes

Stand #WithSyria

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.

U.S. must engage Iran to quell violence in Syria

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.

Pressure's on MN Sens. to Oppose Sanctions

Star Tribune

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 interviewed on RT America

RT America

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.

Letters to the Editor on 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.


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.

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We seek a world free of war and the threat of war.

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Meet Our Lobbyist

Kate Gould

Kate Gould lobbies on ending the violence in Syria, preventing war with Iran, Israel-Palestine peace, and other Middle East issues.


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