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Oct 1, 2015

126 Religious and Human Rights Organizations Write to President Obama on Solitary Confinement

Nationwide, on any given day, more than 80,000 people, including children and persons with mental illness, are held in conditions of solitary confinement in state and federal prisons for months, years, even decades, with many more facing conditions of extreme isolation in jails, detention centers, and juvenile justice facilities throughout the United States.

Oct 1, 2015

Religious Leaders to Congress: Welcome Syrian Refugees from ALL Faiths

FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall joined over 400 faith leaders and leaders of faith-based organizations in calling on the United States to welcome Syrian refugees from all faith traditions.

Oct 1, 2015

Bipartisan Climate Legislation Supported by FCNL

While there is no comprehensive bipartisan climate change bill at this time, there are several bipartisan bills that have already been introduced in this Congress that make significant progress towards reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.

Sep 30, 2015

The Future We Want

World leaders gathered in New York this week for the 70th United Nations General Assembly. This was a momentous occasion where the international community came together and approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which sets up an agenda for the next fifteen years of measurable progress toward tackling some of the world’s most pressing concerns such as extreme poverty, access to healthcare, hunger and other development concerns.

Sep 30, 2015

FCNL and 11 Christian Groups Call for Action on Syria

FCNL joined 11 Christian Groups in Calling for the President to take action on Syria.

Sep 30, 2015

Refugee Crisis: Welcoming the Stranger

How are we called to welcome the stranger? In these times, with a record number of refugees around the world, welcoming the stranger is no longer just an idealit must be the reality that we practice.

Sep 29, 2015

55 Reps Support Negotiations to End Syrian Civil War

55 members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama supporting international negotiations to end the civil war in Syria. The letter, led by Rep. Jim Himes (CT), calls on the President to use the full authority of his office to “convene international negotiations designed to stop the civil war in Syria.” Signers include members of Congress serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Armed Service Committee, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Appropriations Committee.

Sep 28, 2015

FCNL Statement: Imperative to Welcome Refugees

FCNL statement on the moral imperative for the United States to welcome refugees

Sep 28, 2015

Islam in America Event

A conversation on what it means to be Muslim in the U.S.

Sep 27, 2015

This Week in the World: September 27

After Pope Francis addressed Congress on Thursday, FCNL's Jose Aguto spoke at the rally on the National Mall for moral action on climate -- watch his remarks. Following the Pope's visit to DC, there's new momentum for moral, bipartisan action on climate.

Sep 25, 2015

A Critical Moment for Climate Action

On September 24, Pope Francis told Congress: “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”

Sep 24, 2015

34 Organizations Urge Administration to Tackle Root Causes of Syria Crisis

FCNL joined with a global coalition of 34 humanitarian, human rights, and faith-based organizations, to urge President Obama to address the root causes of the Syrian crisis.

Sep 24, 2015

CQ Profile on FCNL's Kate Gould: Quaker Vs. Goliath

The Quakers don’t fit the stereotypical image of high-powered lobbyists. But these peacemakers, led by Kate Gould, just claimed victory in the most hard-fought battle in Washington, after enough Senate Democrats pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama.

Sep 21, 2015

Ways to Support Syrian Refugee Crisis

As FCNL does not engage in direct humanitarian or development service work, we are not in a position to oversee and therefore formally endorse specific projects. However, the list below includes many organizations we partner with in our advocacy work that have on the ground projects to address the Syrian refugee crisis.

Sep 21, 2015

Facing the Challenge of Peace: A Shared Statement by Peacebuilding Organizations

The 70th anniversary of the United Nations brings an unprecedented number of major negotiations, reviews and processes that together will frame the work of multilateralism for the next decade and beyond.

Sep 19, 2015

This Week in the World: September 19

There are lots of smiles around the office this month! In addition to the success of Iran diplomacy, our climate lobbyists just had a big success: Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) introduced a resolution acknowledging climate science and committing to action.

Sep 18, 2015

Leader Pelosi Thanks Groups for Iran Accord Vote Victory

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi sent a thank you note to all of the organizations and individuals who were part of the Iran Accord vote success.

Sep 18, 2015

Quakers Welcome Pope Francis to Washington

Pope Francis, leader of the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world, will be in the FCNL neighborhood next week when he makes a highly anticipated visit to the nation’s Capital. When the Pope addresses a joint session of Congress on Thursday, September 24, thousands of people will be watching on the Jumbotrons positioned on the National Mall and millions of people will be listening around the world.

Sep 18, 2015

162 National and Local Organizations Call on the Administration to Welcome Syrian Refugees

162 National and Local Organizations sent a sign-on letter to President Obama and the administration urging the United States to welcome refugees fleeing from the crisis in Syria.

Sep 17, 2015

The Moral Call to Act on Climate

"We can and must take meaningful and responsible action now." Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) introduced a resolution (H. Res. 424) on climate change that acknowledges the science and calls for action.

Sep 17, 2015

The Moral Call to Action on Climate

Climate change is not just a scientific issue -- it's a moral one. As the planet warms, countries and communities in poverty are bearing the brunt of extreme weather and rising seas. Faith traditions across the theological and political spectrum call for care of Creation and for the most vulnerable among us.

Sep 17, 2015

FCNL Praises House Climate Change Resolution

FCNL hails the resolution introduced by Rep. Chris Gibson (NY-19) and ten other Republicans on September 17th as the beginning of a new and more constructive spirit and dialogue in Congress about solutions to climate change.

Sep 17, 2015

34 National Faith Leaders Support Congressional Dialogue on Climate Change

Leaders of 34 National Faith Communities around the United States sent a letter to Congress today in support of a resolution introduced by 11 Republican members that commits Congress to studying and addressing climate change, including human activities that have an impact.

Sep 15, 2015

Immigration Bills We're Watching in the 114th Congress

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

Sep 15, 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.

Sep 12, 2015

This Week in the World: September 12

Diplomacy with Iran shows nonviolent, successful way forward to deal with a difficult, dangerous problem. War is not the answer -- this is. In the coming months, you'll be hearing more from us about why the Iran deal can help Congress pivot to peace.

Sep 10, 2015

Iran Accord Victory a Testament to Power of Pro-Peace Citizenry

The Friends Committee on National Legislation hails the Senate vote to uphold the historic accord to rein in Iran’s nuclear program.

Sep 9, 2015

FCNL Advocacy Teams: Building Power for Change

Learn more about what it takes to build a local FCNL Advocacy Team.

Sep 8, 2015

Prominent Republican Support of Iran Accord

Statements from prominent Republicans in support of the Iran accord.

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