What's New

Jan 18, 2011

Summer Internships

Nov 1, 2014

Summer Internships

As part of our work to encourage young adults to engage in advocacy for peace and justice, we offer a limited number of unpaid summer internships. These internships give participants a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.

Opportunities for Young Adults

Nov 1, 2014

Opportunities for Young Adults

Tens of thousands of people work with FCNL to connect historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity and truth with peace and social justice issues. Our nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy is changing U.S. policy.

A Turning Point for Shared Security

Oct 23, 2014

A Turning Point for Shared Security

Will the U.S. enter a new era of endless war? Or will the country learn from the failure of military action in the last decade? Help FCNL create the political will to shift U.S. policy from endless wars to Shared Security. #DiplomacyWorks

Peace & Security Groups to Congress: Don't Scuttle Iran Deal

Oct 23, 2014

Peace & Security Groups to Congress: Don't Scuttle Iran Deal

37 Peace and Security Organizations call on Congress to let diplomacy work by calming rhetoric on sanctions relief and other unrealistic preconditions for a final deal.

Where We've Been This Fall

Oct 21, 2014

Where We've Been This Fall

This fall FCNL staff have been on the road to spread the word about our growing opportunities for young adults. FCNL is committed to providing a variety of advocacy opportunities locally and in Washington.

15 NGOs Sign Letter In Support of Civilian Protection in Iraq and Syria

Oct 17, 2014

15 NGOs Sign Letter In Support of Civilian Protection in Iraq and Syria

We write as fifteen organizations deeply concerned about negative impacts of United States-led airstrikes on civilians in Syria and Iraq on top of the devastating violence against civilians that continues to be perpetrated by the Syrian and Iraqi governments, government-allied forces, and extremist groups such as the Islamic State (IS).

Bipartisan Coalition Letter to Armed Services

Oct 16, 2014

Bipartisan Coalition Letter to Armed Services

For the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015, the OCO account should be authorized no more than the President's robust budget request. Congress should stop overfunding the OCO account, which abets fiscally irresponsible expenditures.

Webinar: Just How Big is the Pentagon Budget?

Oct 16, 2014

Webinar: Just How Big is the Pentagon Budget?

In seeking a world that is free from war and the threat of war we must examine its true costs. Join policy experts from national faith advocacy organizations in a discussion about U.S. Pentagon Spending and federal budget priorities.

Five Ways YOU Can Advocate for Refugees at the Border

Oct 15, 2014

Five Ways YOU Can Advocate for Refugees at the Border

There are children and families in crisis at our southern border. It is difficult to imagine that a child alone or a woman travelling with children would undertake this perilous journey unless the dangers left behind were even more severe. Read about five things that you can do to advocate for and assist these children and families.

Assessing the Atrocities Prevention Board Two Years On

Oct 14, 2014

Assessing the Atrocities Prevention Board Two Years On

Right now, there are an unprecedented number of simultaneous level 3 humanitarian emergencies in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria, and all of these crises stem from avoidable, manmade violence.

Oct 10, 2014

Fact Sheet: Government, Former Government Officials Agree: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Spending Plans Enormously Costly

Why former Military and government officials are concerned about the cost of U.S. nuclear weapons.

Q&A on Nonmilitary Options and the Islamic State

Oct 9, 2014

Q&A on Nonmilitary Options and the Islamic State

As FCNL watches the violence in Iraq and Syria and the U.S. bombing, we long for an answer of how to stop the killing and protect the people at risk. Some of you have shared with us your belief and frustration that military action seems like the only way to stop the Islamic State militants. We do not have all the answers at FCNL, but we remain concerned that this military action -- like so many before it -- will not help build a world free of war and the threat of war; indeed, it is likely to lead to greater violence and endless war.

Unaccompanied Minors: An International Humanitarian Crisis

Oct 8, 2014

Unaccompanied Minors: An International Humanitarian Crisis

The sudden increase of unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America is deeply concerning, and raises serious questions about what causes children to leave their homes. The U.S. has a moral and legal responsibility to humanely respond to the humanitarian crisis.

Still Working Toward Justice

Oct 8, 2014

Still Working Toward Justice

Too many Americans get a day off next week for Columbus Day. How can we instead learn the truths about our past, continue to advocate for justice and prepare the next generation to do the same?

In Memoriam: Alison Oldham

Oct 6, 2014

In Memoriam: Alison Oldham

Former FCNL legislative action coordinator Alison Oldham passed away in September. Many people in the FCNL community were introduced to this work by Alison.

Bills We're Watching

Oct 6, 2014

Bills We're Watching

Read about legislation affecting Native American culture and religion.

Native American Legislative Update:   October 2014

Oct 4, 2014

Native American Legislative Update:
October 2014

See the Legislative Update on Tax Fairness for Tribes, Child Care Funds and Budget for Indian Country.

No More Endless War in Iraq and Syria

Oct 3, 2014

No More Endless War in Iraq and Syria

Congress should reject any new authorization for war in Iraq or Syria and call for an end to the bombing. Bombs didn't bring peace before, and they won't now. We need to pursue strategies that will lead to peace in the long-term.

Militarized Policing: Additional Resources

Oct 2, 2014

Militarized Policing: Additional Resources

Get more information about militarized policing and find out how to take action.

Race and (In)Justice in Policing

Oct 2, 2014

Race and (In)Justice in Policing

Dismantling racism and prejudice may seem like a philosophical, intangible goal, but we can start by reforming the policies which systemically disenfranchise and oppress black people in this country.

From Discovery to Legislation

Oct 2, 2014

From Discovery to Legislation

How did police in Ferguson, Missouri afford, let alone acquire, the powerful military equipment that met protestors this summer? A Pentagon program called 1033 provides part of the answer.

How Tanks Got to Main Street

Oct 2, 2014

How Tanks Got to Main Street

How did police in Ferguson, Missouri afford, let alone acquire, the powerful military equipment that met protestors this summer? A Pentagon program called 1033 provides part of the answer.

Is Bombing the Answer?

Sep 30, 2014

Is Bombing the Answer?

Syria: Responding to Brutality

Sep 30, 2014

Syria: Responding to Brutality

The brutal images from Iraq and Syria compel us to act. But what if our actions make matters worse?

Militarism Hits Home

Sep 30, 2014

Militarism Hits Home

Weapons, some of which last saw service in the military invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, are equipping police departments in towns and cities across the country. The protests and police response in Ferguson, Missouri this summer showed what this looks like—unarmed protestors met by police officers dressed in camouflage uniforms, driving armored vehicles and armed with tear gas and M-16s.

We Are a Generation of War

Sep 25, 2014

We Are a Generation of War

When we were nine years-old, President Bush declared a “war on terror” and less than three weeks later the war in Afghanistan began. Today, 13 years later, we are young adults and the war rages on, vastly expanding in scope. We are a generation of war.

Sep 25, 2014

Policy Brief: Security in Yemen

Yemen is on the brink of slipping back into chaos. Outcomes from the National Dialogue Conference, which concluded in January 2014, have been slowly and inadequately implemented.

Matt Southworth

Sep 24, 2014

The Language of Force

"The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force," said President Obama in address to the United Nations General Assembly. But where did I.S. learn this language?

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