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Understanding the Iran Deal

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.

We Are A Generation of War: Part II

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.

On visit to Kenya, President Obama should push for change

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.

5 Things Pres. Obama Should Do 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.

Let's PREPARE for Extreme Weather

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.

Urge Your Representative and Senators to Vote for Diplomacy with Iran

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.

Prisons and the President – a Historic Week

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.

A Good Deal with Iran

Jul 20, 2015

A Good Deal with Iran

The deal over Iran's nuclear program is the best way to keep Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and prevent the U.S. from entering another war in the Middle East.

Advocacy Corps Coordinator

Jul 20, 2015

Advocacy Corps Coordinator

The Advocacy Corps Coordinator will lead a new initiative that will become one of the country’s premier training programs for young policy activists. This position will empower hundreds of young people to change national legislation and re-build our democracy.

Congressional Timeline of the Iran Agreement

Jul 19, 2015

Congressional Timeline of the Iran Agreement

A timeline of congressional action of a prospective nuclear deal with Iran.

Christine Letts

Jul 18, 2015

Special Edition: This Week with Iran

After nearly two years of negotiations, we have a deal with Iran! To borrow the pun, it's a huge deal.

Receptionist

Jul 17, 2015

Receptionist

Immigration Bills We're Watching in the 114th Congress

Jul 15, 2015

Immigration Bills We're Watching in the 114th Congress

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

Christine Letts

Jul 14, 2015

Two Banner Years for Iran Diplomacy

It's been a big couple of years for diplomacy with Iran. Even three years ago, we seemed far away from the negotiating table. The homepage banners highlighted the ups and downs of negotiations on our website. Taken together, they tell quite the story.

Historic Iran Deal Deserves Full Congressional Support

Jul 14, 2015

Historic Iran Deal Deserves Full Congressional Support

FCNL welcomes the historic breakthrough between six powers and Iran, and calls on Congress to support this accord, which guards against another nuclear-armed nation and war in the Middle East.

Kate Gould

Jul 14, 2015

Support Historic Deal with Iran

A huge vote on war and peace is right around the corner. Today, world powers announced a deal over Iran's nuclear program -- and now Congress will weigh in.

New Peacebuilding Resources

Jul 13, 2015

New Peacebuilding Resources

U.S. security cooperation, also known as security assistance or building partner capacity, is a large and growing tool in the Obama administration’s foreign policy toolbox.

Native American Legislative Update: July 2015

Jul 10, 2015

Native American Legislative Update: July 2015

See the Legislative Update on funding levels for Indian Country, new legislation bolstering Native education, congressional hearing on Indian youth suicide, and ongoing efforts to save sacred sites from desecration.

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

Jul 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.

Alicia McBride

Jul 9, 2015

The Illusion of Security

Airstrike campaigns, drone attacks and military aid have failed to create sustainable security. In the latest issue of The Washington Newsletter, we write that the U.S. is conjuring the illusion of security through force, but that our foreign policy can and should do more to provide the real thing.

Faithful Work on Mass Incarceration

Jul 7, 2015

Faithful Work on Mass Incarceration

After his own incarceration, Jondhi Harrell became a dedicated advocate for reform and a mentor for others returning from jail or prison. Jondhi shares his wealth of knowledge through his nonprofit, The Center for Returning Citizens.

Maiya Zwerling

Jul 7, 2015

Advocacy Teams on the Road

Maiya Zwerling, FCNL's national field organizer, spent three weeks launching Advocacy Teams around the country. We're so excited to see the amazing things these folks will do!

End Family Detention

Jul 7, 2015

End Family Detention

Family Detention is a failed and harmful policy. Women and children seeking asylum status in the United States must be protected, not imprisoned. Read on why FCNL is calling for an end to all family detention.

Creating the World We Seek

Jul 6, 2015

Creating the World We Seek

As my time at FCNL comes to a close, very little has changed. It is clear that a new approach is well-past overdue, but how can we ensure that the next chapter better resembles the world we seek?

Thanks to You, We Did It!

Jul 2, 2015

Thanks to You, We Did It!

A big thank you from all of us at FCNL! You not only helped us raise $60,000 to meet our matching challenge, you helped us meet our overall fundraising goal of $3.3 million.

Christine Letts

Jul 2, 2015

This Week in the World: July 2

No, it's not your imagination that all the big decisions are happening right now in the Supreme Court. They often release opinions on the most important cases toward the end of the session (probably) to build drama and suspense!

Jun 30, 2015

42 Orgs Urge Congress to Vote for Iran Deal

42 organizations, representing millions of Americans, sent a letter to Congress urging members to support a nuclear deal with Iran.

Two Weeks in Central African Republic

Jun 29, 2015

Two Weeks in Central African Republic

In May, Allyson Neville-Moran spent two weeks in Central African Republic, to meet local peacebuilders and get a sense of how U.S. policy could support their work.

Alicia McBride

Jun 27, 2015

This Week in the World: June 27

It's been a week full of celebrations of Supreme Court decisions and a week of grappling with violence as funerals begin in Charleston, SC and new violence springs up around the world. How can we take down the foundations of violence and injustice?

How Do We Act Justly?

Jun 25, 2015

How Do We Act Justly?

The shocking murder of nine African-American people by a young white man in a Charleston, South Carolina church last week has focused the country on the sad fact that racial hatred leading to deadly violence is alive in our country. Even as we mourn, we reflect on what our communities, our government and we, as citizens, can do to take down the foundations of racial injustice.

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