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Beyond Ferguson

Aug 29, 2014

Beyond Ferguson

Bills We're Watching

Aug 29, 2014

Bills We're Watching

Read about legislation affecting Native American land and energy resources.

Bills We're Watching

Aug 29, 2014

Bills We're Watching

Legislation concerning healthcare, education and assistance programs.

Sean Langberg

Aug 28, 2014

Sean Langberg

Program Assistant for Peacebuilding Policy

Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

Aug 28, 2014

Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

The combination of entrenched discriminatory policies and a history of over-policing of communities of color created a situation like the one in Ferguson.

Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm

Aug 28, 2014

Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm

Advocacy Corps Coodinator

53 National Religious Groups, Academics and Ministers Urge Alternatives to U.S. Military Action in Iraq

Aug 27, 2014

53 National Religious Groups, Academics and Ministers Urge Alternatives to U.S. Military Action in Iraq

As religious communities, leaders, and academics, we write to express our deep concern over the recent escalation of U.S. military action in Iraq. While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer.

FCNL Signs Letter Urging Release of Force Feeding Videos

Aug 27, 2014

FCNL Signs Letter Urging Release of Force Feeding Videos

It was recently revealed that there are videos that exist which show the forcible tube feeding of Guantanamo detainees participating in a hunger strike. FCNL urges the administration to make these brutal videos public in order to have true transparency and accountability.

Hannah Evans

Aug 27, 2014

Hannah Evans

Program Assistant for Domestic Policy

Water Wars and Climate Conflict—Do we have more to fear than bad alliterations?

Aug 26, 2014

Water Wars and Climate Conflict—Do we have more to fear than bad alliterations?

Does securitizing the environment further legitimize the military-first response, reduce willingness to cooperate across borders, and even devalue civilian-led approaches? What is the most appropriate way to respond to issues of climate conflict?

You Can't Solve Iraq in Iraq

Aug 22, 2014

You Can't Solve Iraq in Iraq

The Senate Appropriations Committee rightly raised some questions about the president’s request and reduced the Pentagon portion of the CTPF by more than half to $1.9-billion. This is welcome news.

Five Questions Congress Needs to Ask the President on Iraq

Aug 22, 2014

Five Questions Congress Needs to Ask the President on Iraq

Images of executions and horrific mass killings in Iraq have saddened us all and provoked calls for action to address this violence. But responding to these new atrocities by repeating the errors of the past is a grave mistake.

FCNL Participates in the Africa Leaders Summit

Aug 19, 2014

FCNL Participates in the Africa Leaders Summit

While the Summit was a remarkable moment to focus on critical issues related to shared security and prosperity, a great many challenges remain, particularly when it comes to addressing the root causes of violent extremism and conflict.

FCNL Hosts Capitol Hill Event on the Crisis in Central African Republic

Aug 19, 2014

FCNL Hosts Capitol Hill Event on the Crisis in Central African Republic

Investing in the people of CAR will be a critical element in the transition from crisis to development, and must be incorporated into planning now. That’s why FCNL is working to support a long-term strategy for U.S. engagement.

Police Militarization

Aug 18, 2014

Police Militarization

Police officers are supposed to serve and protect their communities. But military equipment makes it too easy to think of their communities as enemies.

Make Peace an Election Issue: 2014

Aug 18, 2014

Make Peace an Election Issue: 2014

The 2014 campaign season is in full swing. As candidates work to secure your vote, they are especially receptive to hearing your perspective.

Emily Wirzba

Aug 14, 2014

A Powerful Voice on Climate Disruption

A group of five middle school students came to Washington, D.C. from Yardley Friends Meeting, PA, to lobby their Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick on climate disruption. Their experience lobbying illustrates just how important it is for young students to engage with Congress.

Elizabeth Beavers

Aug 14, 2014

Ferguson Looks Like a War Zone. Here's Why.

The people of Ferguson, Missouri are not the enemy. But police in Ferguson have met protestors with violence, armed with weapons and gear that looks like it belongs in a war zone. That's not surprising.

A Faithful Call to Address Climate Change

Aug 13, 2014

A Faithful Call to Address Climate Change

Around the world, faith communities and people of faith are coming together to call on political leaders to address climate change issues. Join their voice as we call on our political leaders in the United States to take a lead role in helping to craft a moral global framework for the UN climate negotiations that will culminate in Paris 2015.

Do No Harm in Iraq

Aug 13, 2014

Do No Harm in Iraq

Responding to the Crisis in Iraq -- Without Bombs

Aug 13, 2014

Responding to the Crisis in Iraq -- Without Bombs

We believe, based in principle and history, that military action is not justified to respond to the crisis in Iraq. Over and over again, the call and response is the same. The U.S. must break out of this cycle of violence—acting immediately to address the crisis at hand and save civilian lives, but in a way that will help to unravel, not deepen, the entrenched conflicts behind the violence.

Minute on Repeal of Authorization for Use of Military Force from North Pacific Yearly Meeting

Aug 13, 2014

Minute on Repeal of Authorization for Use of Military Force from North Pacific Yearly Meeting

North Pacific Yearly Meeting came together to tell Congress to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Drop Food, NOT Bombs, on Iraq

Aug 8, 2014

Drop Food, NOT Bombs, on Iraq

The United States has once again started bombing Iraq, despite decades of U.S. military intervention fomenting the violence that still ravages Iraq today. More bombs will only mean more bloodshed and instability.

Matt Southworth

Aug 8, 2014

The U.S. is Bombing Iraq (again)

Take a deep breath. Or scream if you need to—I just did. The sobering news of the day is that the United States military has begun a bombing campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). But how will these bombings produce a more positive outcome—or even peace, the ultimate objective—than did U.S. bombs in 1990-1991 and 2003-2011?

U.S. Bombing in Iraq: Responses and Action

Aug 8, 2014

U.S. Bombing in Iraq: Responses and Action

Updates from FCNL staff via Twitter on U.S. military action in Iraq.

Drop Food, Not Bombs in Iraq

Aug 8, 2014

Drop Food, Not Bombs in Iraq

On August 8, the United States began bombing Iraq again. Decades of U.S. military intervention fomented the crisis in Iraq today, and more bombing will only mean more bloodshed and instability.

Development Assistant

Aug 7, 2014

Development Assistant

We're hiring a Development Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative support to our development team as well as assisting with general, day-to-day fundraising operations.

Remembering Hiroshima

Aug 5, 2014

Remembering Hiroshima

Sixty-nine years ago this week, the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The resulting massive, lasting destruction is a reminder of the human cost of nuclear weapons. As you mark this anniversary, please take action for peace.

Elizabeth Beavers

Aug 5, 2014

Militarism Hits Home

A program that gives local police departments free access to military surplus equipment provides a wedge into the much larger problem of ever-increasing militarism in our laws.

Raise Your Voice at the UN Climate Summit

Aug 4, 2014

Raise Your Voice at the UN Climate Summit

On September 23rd, Ban Ki-Moon has declared that there will be a UN Climate Summit in New York. There are many ways for you to become involved in this momentous occasion.

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