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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.

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.

Two Weeks in Washington

Aug 4, 2014

Two Weeks in Washington

What's it like working at FCNL? After only two weeks here, I thought I'd let everyone learn what jumping into work here is like.

17 Organizations Sign Biofuels Reform Support Letter

Aug 1, 2014

17 Organizations Sign Biofuels Reform Support Letter

On July 22nd, FCNL was one of 17 humanitarian, faith-based, and anti-poverty organizations to sign a letter sent to the Senate and the House of Representatives about the need to reform biofuels policy.

19 Faith Organizations Thank Obama for Pledging to Attend UN Climate Summit

Aug 1, 2014

19 Faith Organizations Thank Obama for Pledging to Attend UN Climate Summit

On July 29th, 19 faith organizations, including FCNL, sent a letter to President Obama expressing our gratitude that he has decided to personally attend the UN Climate Summit in New York on September 23rd.

Address Gaza through Atrocities Prevention Lens

Aug 1, 2014

Address Gaza through Atrocities Prevention Lens

Members of the Prevention and Protection Working Group express their deep concern about the ongoing loss of civilian lives in the Gaza crisis and urge that all policy decisions moving forward be made through an atrocities prevention lens that emphasizes the equal protection of civilians on all sides, focuses on building long-term peace and stability, and avoids actions that are likely to lead to further civilian deaths.

FCNL Delivers Comments at EPA Public Hearing

Jul 31, 2014

FCNL Delivers Comments at EPA Public Hearing

On July 30th, Jose Aguto delivered comments on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which is the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. president to address the root cause of climate disruption: human caused emissions of greenhouse gases.

Jul 31, 2014

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Using nuclear weapons is never justified. The massive, lasting destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a stark reminder of the human cost of nuclear bombs—and the technology has only advanced since then.

Minimum Wage: Not Just for Teenagers

Jul 25, 2014

Minimum Wage: Not Just for Teenagers

July 24, 2014 marked five years since the last time the federal minimum wage was raised, and people making the minimum wage aren't just teenagers anymore.

Kate Gould

Jul 25, 2014

Making a Ceasefire Last in Gaza

No one—Israeli or Palestinian—should have to live under constant threat of death. The U.S. must call for an immediate ceasefire to stop the killing. That will require engaging not only Israel but also Hamas. But the U.S. must also call on Israel to lift the blockade on Gaza that causes unnecessary suffering for civilians. Without an end to the blockade, the ceasefire will not last.

War Spending

Jul 24, 2014

War Spending "Just a Slush Fund"

Members of Congress are starting to question war funding as the troops come home from Afghanistan.

Julia Neumann

Jul 23, 2014

Julia Neumann

Program Assistant for Marketing

15 Christian Orgs: Stop the Violence in Israel/Gaza

Jul 22, 2014

15 Christian Orgs: Stop the Violence in Israel/Gaza

15 U.S. churches and Christian organizations urge President Obama to take action to both stop the current violence in Israel and Gaza and use U.S. influence and diplomatic weight to push for a just peace that will benefit all of the people of the region.

Still Questions on Counterterrorism Fund

Jul 21, 2014

Still Questions on Counterterrorism Fund

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.

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