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Aug 31, 2015

Iran Call: Next Steps

The next 10 days are a decisive time on whether Congress will support diplomacy. Please act now.

Aug 25, 2015

This is How We Work for Peace

The July announcement of a diplomatic agreement on Iran’s nuclear program puts in motion the 60 day clock that requires a vote before mid-September, and we are doing all we can to convince Congress to support the Iran Deal. We believe this is a good deal that moves our country and the world away from another war and toward peace.

Aug 25, 2015

53 Christian Leaders Urge Congress to Support Iran Deal

Christian leaders urge lawmakers to vote in favor of the Vienna agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.

Aug 24, 2015

Legislative Associate on Militarism & Civil Liberties

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a Legislative Associate on Militarism and Civil Liberties. The Legislative Associate advocates for federal policy change and develops tools to promote FCNL’s vision of peace and justice.

Aug 21, 2015

Iran Deal Media Packets for Key States

Check out our media packets to take on your visits with Senators and their Staff.

Aug 21, 2015

Faith Call on Iran Deal

Join faith leaders for a national conference call on the Iran nuclear deal with Marie Harf, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Aug 18, 2015

Decision Time on the Iran Deal

We have less than 30 days to protect the nuclear deal with Iran before a critical September vote. Is your senator speaking out for peace?

Aug 17, 2015

Experts and Faith Leaders Speak Out for the Iran Deal

From the start, peace advocates have lauded the nuclear deal with Iran as the best way to prevent another U.S. war in the Middle East. Now hundreds of community leaders and experts are speaking out in support of the deal.

Aug 17, 2015

Immigration Bills We're Watching in the 114th Congress

Read about Immigration legislation in the 114th Congress that we are watching.

Aug 17, 2015

Faith Voices Support Iran Deal

Various faith groups and their leaders have come out in support for the Iran Deal. See the continuously updated list.

Aug 17, 2015

The Planet Needs an Advocate

The future needs an advocate. That's why we brought 18 young people to Washington, DC for an intensive training on organizing and lobbying. Over the next nine months, they'll bring their new skills back to their community to spark action on climate change.

Aug 13, 2015

Peacebuilding in the Central African Republic

U.S. investments and responses are making a difference, but there is continued need for U.S. support of and engagement with the people of CAR. The communities FCNL's Allyson Neville-Morgan visited still have immense needs and challenges to building peace.

Aug 13, 2015

What Can the U.S. Do?

The U.S. is beginning to build the infrastructure to support peace and respond effectively when violence threatens. Over the past eight years, this work has moved forward as the Obama administration and some in Congress have elevated the importance of peacebuilding efforts and created ways to fund them.

Aug 13, 2015

An Infrastructure for Peace

Over the past 15 years, FCNL has worked to move U.S. foreign policy in this direction. We have made progress: the U.S. now has some infrastructure in place to prevent violence and build peace. The rhetoric of peacebuilding is starting to penetrate.

Aug 13, 2015

Building a Pathway to Peace

From the outside, an outbreak of violence can seem spontaneous. But even when a community seems relatively peaceful, the seeds of violence can be growing. Where there is poverty, oppression, corruption, or scarcity of resources, the potential for violence is there as well.

Aug 13, 2015

Congressional Coffee Hours

Constituent Coffees are a great way to meet your representative while visiting D.C. Check your state to view details on where and when they are held (all times are in the morning and located in D.C.).

Aug 10, 2015

Native American Bills We're Watching in the 114th Congress

Read about legislation in the 114th Congress we are watching that affect Native Americans. Updated monthly.

Aug 7, 2015

How to Meet with Congress

Meeting face to face with your members of Congress is the single most effective way to persuade them to support an issue you care about. Follow this start to finish guide on how to have a meeting as a constituent.

Aug 7, 2015

Support the Iran Deal: Meet with Congress

Meeting face to face with your members of Congress is the single most effective way to persuade them to support the Iran deal. Follow this start to finish guide on how to have a meeting as a constituent.

Aug 7, 2015

Native American Legislative Update: August 2015

See the Legislative Update on trust issues, tribal recognition, further appropriations updates, juvenile justice for Native Youth and assistance programs that touch Indian Country.

Aug 6, 2015

A World Free of Nuclear Weapons

We have an incredible opening for peace. Diplomatic negotiations with Iran have yielded a strong, verifiable deal to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

Aug 5, 2015

5 Ways You Can Support the Iran Deal

Congress will vote on the Iran deal in September, and the vote will be close. Here are five ways you can speak out to persuade your members of Congress to support the deal.

Jul 31, 2015

Faith Leaders Celebrate Court Decision on Family Detention; Call for Administration to Comply

In July 2015, federal Judge Dolly M. Gee confirmed that detaining children in secure facilities violates U.S. law. FCNL joined with other faith leaders urging the administration to start releasing families immediately, and not appeal this decision.

Jul 28, 2015

Understanding the Iran Deal

After years spent teetering on the brink of war with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action offers an unprecedented opportunity for lasting peace. This deal seals off Tehran's potential pathways to a nuclear weapon and subjects Iran to a robust transparency and inspection regime.

Jul 24, 2015

We Are A Generation of War: Part II

In September, when we I started my yearlong fellowship with FCNL, I wrote about the moment when my life changed forever.

Jul 24, 2015

On visit to Kenya, President Obama should push for change

President Obama is set to visit his father's homeland, which no doubt will be meaningful for Mr. Obama and for Kenyans who share a special connection to this US president with ancestral roots in Kenya.

Jul 23, 2015

5 Things Pres. Obama Should Do in Kenya

What we’ve learned in Kenya is that the most effective ways to prevent violence are often developed by churches and other local community efforts. Our communities have done a great deal.

Jul 23, 2015

Let's PREPARE for Extreme Weather

With record-breaking droughts, heat waves, blizzards and floods now the norm, it's clear that extreme weather is here to stay. Now is the time for Congress to work across party lines and help people and communities across America adapt to the new abnormal.

Jul 22, 2015

Urge Your Representative and Senators to Vote for Diplomacy with Iran

The biggest vote of the year on war and peace is coming up and you can help shape its outcome.

Jul 21, 2015

Prisons and the President – a Historic Week

While the historic Iran deal reached early last week has been a dominant topic in the news, Obama made history again on Thursday when he became the first sitting President to visit a federal prison: Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno in Oklahoma.href="http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5109">2.2 million people serving time in prison and jail.

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