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Holiday Traditions: Apply Your Gifts!

Dec 17, 2018

Holiday Traditions: Apply Your Gifts!

To me, the holidays have always been a time to gather with the blessings you have and reflect and plan for how to apply those gifts to work for peace and justice issues in the New Year. Now, I am encouraging you all to take the holidays to apply. Apply your gifts and skills to social justice work; apply to FCNL’s young adult programs!

Iran: Diplomacy Works

Dec 19, 2014

Iran: Diplomacy Works

For more a decade, FCNL has advocated for improved U.S.-Iran relations. In the past year, diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb have make significant progress, and FCNL redoubled our efforts—through our effective grassroots network and through our lobbyists in Washington—to lobby Congress to keep this space open for diplomacy.

No Place [to Call] Home for the Holidays

Dec 18, 2014

No Place [to Call] Home for the Holidays

As we rejoice in this holy time, let us not forget the refugee children and mothers in family detention centers, those who have no place to call home for the holidays.

Hope for 2015: Criminal Justice Reform

Dec 17, 2014

Hope for 2015: Criminal Justice Reform

The 113th Congress was a dynamic time for criminal justice reform. There were numerous bipartisan bills introduced in Congress addressing the serious need for reform in this nation’s criminal justice system.

21 Orgs to State: Address Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Dec 16, 2014

21 Orgs to State: Address Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

21 religious, humanitarian and peace groups call on the State Department to take measures to address the worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Seeing the Results of Our Work

Dec 12, 2014

Seeing the Results of Our Work

In many ways it's been a tough year to lobby for peace, but we made real progress together toward the world we seek. And 2015 looks like it could be a year to remember, from diplomacy to climate to criminal justice.

When We Torture

Dec 12, 2014

When We Torture

The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Torture Report on December 10th has caused strong emotional reaction and the occasion for reflection on what this means for us as a country founded on moral principles.

The 'No Military Solution' is the Only Solution

Dec 12, 2014

The 'No Military Solution' is the Only Solution

Jackson Diehl’s Dec 7 Washington Post opinion-editorial titled “The sloppy thinking of ‘no military solution’” is a misleading case for military adventurism.

Two Years Too Long: Supporting Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

Dec 10, 2014

Two Years Too Long: Supporting Lasting Peace in Central African Republic

On this date two years ago, an armed group known as the Séléka launched a military campaign against the country’s then-government. The offensive set in motion the latest in recurrent cycles of violent conflict in Central African Republic.

Congress Should Pass the Death in Custody Reporting Act Now!

Dec 9, 2014

Congress Should Pass the Death in Custody Reporting Act Now!

The Death in Custody Reporting Act would require federal corrections, immigration detention facilities, state prisons, county jails and police departments to report to the Department of Justice the circumstances surrounding all deaths in custody.

Military Policy Bill: The Good and the Bad

Dec 9, 2014

Military Policy Bill: The Good and the Bad

This year's National Defense Authorization Act is one of just a few "must-pass" bills -- so there's a lot attached to it.

When We Became the Evil We Deplore: Understanding the Torture Report

Dec 9, 2014

When We Became the Evil We Deplore: Understanding the Torture Report

We are remiss if we treat the report’s release as an isolated event, without doing the hard work of confronting our nation’s history of immoral wartime actions. Today is a day for justice, but it must also be one for growth.

Arms Control Community Honors Sen. Feinstein

Dec 5, 2014

Arms Control Community Honors Sen. Feinstein

On December 3rd, the arms control community presented Sen. Dianne Feinstein with the 2014 Congressional Leadership Award for Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation.

Elizabeth Beavers

Dec 5, 2014

Congress Should Reject the New War

The President launched a new war without the consent of Congress or the American people. Soon, the Senate will have the chance to debate and vote, and we are asking them to reject this new war.

Native American Legislative Update: December 2014

Dec 5, 2014

Native American Legislative Update: December 2014

See the Legislative Update on the Cobell Land Buyback Expansion, Tribal Child Care Program, Tax Status of Washington Team, Southern Arizona Land Exchange and more.

National Field Organizer

Dec 4, 2014

National Field Organizer

FCNL is seeking an experienced, focused and innovative individual to develop, coach and grow FCNL’s network of grassroots advocates around the country. In our successful work to change federal policies, we have found that combining the experience and expertise of our Hill lobbying team with grassroots advocates engaged over the long-term is the best way to accomplish the goals Quakers have set for this community

FCNL Signs on to Letter in Support of the ABLE Act

Dec 3, 2014

FCNL Signs on to Letter in Support of the ABLE Act

FCNL joins the faith community in encouraging Congress to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S. 313/ H.R. 647), which would fund essential programs such as medical care, dental care, education, community based supports, employment training, and housing for the disabled.

Nov 28, 2014

Policy Brief: Central African Republic Crisis

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

Support Iran Talks Extension

Nov 25, 2014

Support Iran Talks Extension

We are grateful for the “real and substantial progress” negotiators have made toward preventing a nuclear-armed Iran. Although negotiators fell short of the comprehensive deal, the talks are making progress.

Christine Letts

Nov 25, 2014

There's No Place Like Home to Lobby

That was incredible! A huge thank you to the 430 Quakers and activists who joined us from around the country to tell Congress that #diplomacyworks.

Ferguson Reflections

Nov 25, 2014

Ferguson Reflections

We have some infrastructure problems in this country – and they’re not all about concrete and steel bridges and paved roads. For a country – a democracy – like ours to survive, we need strong and resilient connections among all the people who live here.

Members of Congress Favor Iran Talks

Nov 25, 2014

Members of Congress Favor Iran Talks

A bipartisan group of members of Congress have spoken out in favor of the historic first-step nuclear deal reached between the United States, Iran, and six other nations.

An Indictment of the System

Nov 25, 2014

An Indictment of the System

Ferguson is an indictment of our system of criminal justice.

OCO & Sequester: At What Cost Does the Squeaky Wheel Get the Grease?

Nov 24, 2014

OCO & Sequester: At What Cost Does the Squeaky Wheel Get the Grease?

Allowing the Pentagon to side-step the effects of sequestration through the Overseas Contingency Operations account is a bad budgetary strategy, leaving the American people to shoulder the brunt.

Annual Meeting 2014

Nov 23, 2014

Annual Meeting 2014

More than 430 Quakers and like-minded activists met in Washington, DC to live our faith through action. We lobbied in support of U.S. diplomacy with Iran as the best way to guard against a nuclear-armed Iran and another war.

Nov 22, 2014

Legislative Priorities for the 114th Congress

The General Committee sets new priorities every two years, as a new Congress takes office. The Statement of Legislative Priorities identifies a set of issues on which staff is expected to focus time, energy and resources. The current priorities are for the 114th Congress (approved November 22, 2012).

Lobby with Us: #DiplomacyWorks

Nov 19, 2014

Lobby with Us: #DiplomacyWorks

Just three days before the deadline for a nuclear deal, more than 400 Quakers and like-minded activists from across the country are joining FCNL in Washington, DC to lobby for diplomacy with Iran.

FCNL Signs Letter Opposing Expansion of 1033 Program in NDAA

Nov 19, 2014

FCNL Signs Letter Opposing Expansion of 1033 Program in NDAA

Due to FCNL's concern with the militarization of police, FCNL is one of 17 groups that signed onto a recent letter expressing opposition to the expansion of the 1033 program through the National Defense Authorization (NDAA).

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