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When crises break out in the Middle East, the U.S. too often turns to violence first. FCNL lobbies for nonviolent engagement in the Middle East to prevent, de-escalate and resolve longstanding conflicts. Political grievances contribute to instability and violence, so lasting peace in the region will require engagement with all stakeholders.


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Action Alert You asked, the House responded! Now tell the Senate to Prevent war with Iran 

Updated: Call your Senators

Last week we were on the brink of war with Iran. For the moment, the U.S. and Iran seem to have taken a step back, but the situation remains extremely volatile.

Legislative Ask Prevent Unconstitutional War with Iran 

Vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution (S.J. Res. 68)

The U.S. and Iran are moving closer to war every day. The Trump administration is playing a dangerous game by increasing U.S. troop levels in the Middle East and shutting down diplomacy with Iran. While claiming a desire to end endless war, the administration has rapidly escalated tensions between our two countries, increasing the risk of accidents and miscalculations.

Letter Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Stand for Peace with Iran 

On Jan. 9, FCNL's General Secretary Diane Randall joined a group of faith leaders in calling on Congress to reassert its war powers authority and pass legislation to prohibit war with Iran.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Rejection of War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation welcomes the clear message sent by the House of Representatives last evening that war with Iran has not been authorized and attacks must cease. In a bipartisan vote of 224-194, the House invoked the War Powers Act, directing the president to terminate the use of the military to engage in hostilities in or against Iran. The Senate is expected to take up similar legislation as soon as next week.

Letter FCNL Joins Faith Coalition in Statement Calling for Peace with Iran 

FCNL joined 35 faith organizations and communities in a statement condemning the escalation of violence with Iran and calling on the U.S. to work towards lasting peace.

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