A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
Since the onset of the Syrian civil war, 2.3 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries, placing enormous pressure on local communities, infrastructure and economies. See FCNL’s recommendations on providing humanitarian and diplomatic support to address the grave humanitarian crisis in Syria.
17 church groups ask President Obama to prioritize peace in Syria; to stop supplying weapons to any armed actor; to press for a cease-fire; to support civil society organizations committed to peace; and to work vigorously towards a political solution.
Fact Sheets and Resources
Stories and Successes
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.
Big Picture Rumble
Kate Gould speaks with RT's Thom Hartmann about the Iranian nuclear deal and discusses the bipartisan group of Senators that are trying to sabotage it.
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.
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.