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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.

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

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11 Christian Orgs: Stop the Violence in Israel/Gaza

Jul 22, 2014

11 Christian Orgs: Stop the Violence in Israel/Gaza

11 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.

No Exceptions on Discrimination: 98 Groups to the President

Jul 16, 2014

No Exceptions on Discrimination: 98 Groups to the President

Religious freedom is one of our most cherished values, a fundamental and defining feature of our national character. It guarantees us the freedom to hold any belief we choose and the right to act on our religious beliefs within certain limits. It does not, however, provide organizations the right to discriminate using taxpayer dollars.

Report Argues that Drones Lead to Endless War

Jul 11, 2014

Report Argues that Drones Lead to Endless War

The Stimson Center convened a task force to assess the role of drones in American foreign policy. Their conclusions were in line with what Friends already know: drones lead to endless war. Here are some of the highlights.

The Work of Our Faith

Jul 11, 2014

The Work of Our Faith

FCNL’s Washington office is just one part of the lobbying effort to influence public policy. Another major part of the effort is the work of Friends all across the country to lobby for peace and justice.

Children at the Border: A Humanitarian Crisis

Jul 10, 2014

Children at the Border: A Humanitarian Crisis

What causes a five-year-old to travel hundreds of miles without her parents to get to the United States?The cost of accepting asylum seekers is high, but the human cost of deporting children back to danger is much higher. Urge your elected officials to support a compassionate response to this humanitarian crisis.

Stop the Violence in Israel/Palestine

Jul 9, 2014

Stop the Violence in Israel/Palestine

We at FCNL have watched with heavy hearts as violence breaks out in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel in catastrophic proportions. We grieve over the Palestinian and Israeli lives lost, and we lift up our concern for those who have been injured and for the many living in fear for their own safety and the safety of those they love.

The Violence in Israel and Gaza

Jul 9, 2014

The Violence in Israel and Gaza

The New York Times

FCNL's Kate Gould calls on the United States to help stop violence against Israelis and Palestinians by pressing for an immediate cease-fire and an end to the blockade.

Children, Not Criminals

Jul 9, 2014

Children, Not Criminals

What causes a five-year-old to travel hundreds of miles without her parents to get to the United States? The number of unaccompanied minors coming to the U.S. has soared to more than 52,000 since October, and the U.S. is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. What are the drivers of this migration? What can U.S. policy makers do?

Unaccompanied Minors: An International Humanitarian Crisis

Jul 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.

June 2014 Jobless Statement

Jul 7, 2014

June 2014 Jobless Statement

As people of faith, we continue to be concerned about the number of members of our communities who are without work – many also without any financial support. This is making our country’s economic recovery slower than it should be.

Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: Champions of Change

Jul 3, 2014

Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration: Champions of Change

Earlier this week, the White House hosted their Champions for Change event, where they honored leaders from across the country doing extraordinary work to ensure employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals.

Unchecked Authority. Unchecked Funds. Unchecked Weapons.

Jul 3, 2014

Unchecked Authority. Unchecked Funds. Unchecked Weapons.

It's time to put a check on the dangerous policies the U.S. has pursued for the past decade. Congress can and should take back its authorization for making and financing war.

Congress Moves to Protect Needs of Native Children

Jul 2, 2014

Congress Moves to Protect Needs of Native Children

Citing the 37 percent poverty rate among Native children, Senator Heidi Heitkamp has introduced a bill calling for a consultative group to clarify the needs of Native American children, and assure their futures.

Preserving Language, Protecting Culture

Jul 2, 2014

Preserving Language, Protecting Culture

After disastrous government policies in the last century sought to bury Indian culture, Congress has taken some useful steps to help recapture Native languages and preserve the ones still spoken.

Support for Indian Education Grows in Senate, Administration

Jul 2, 2014

Support for Indian Education Grows in Senate, Administration

The Department of the Interior, the Department of Education, and the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are taking on the future of Indian education. New study groups, new plans, new organization—now it needs stronger federal funding.

Unchecked

Jul 2, 2014

Unchecked

Unchecked authority. Unchecked funds. Unchecked weapons. Congress needs to take its power back and check these dangerous policies.

A Team with No (Sale-able) Name?

Jul 2, 2014

A Team with No (Sale-able) Name?

On June 18, the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancelled six trademarks held by the Washington D.C. football team. This is the second time the Board has heard such a case, and is another step toward the end of racist mascots.

Native American Legislative Update: Summer 2014

Jul 2, 2014

Native American Legislative Update: Summer 2014

See the Legislative Update on education, native languages and more on the U.S. Trademark Board ruling.

Thank You!

Jul 1, 2014

Thank You!

Thank you from all of us at FCNL! You helped us raise $69,730 to meet—and surpass—our $47,500 matching challenge. We are grateful to you for support this fiscal year that helps us meet the challenge of lobbying for peace and justice in Washington, D.C.

Concerns About Counter Terrorism Partnership Fund

Jun 27, 2014

Concerns About Counter Terrorism Partnership Fund

The Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund will “train, build capacity, and facilitate partner countries on the front lines” of violent extremism. FCNL and 16 other faith and human rights groups express strong concerns about this program given the unresolved problems with past U.S. counterterror efforts.

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