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We are changing U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict. We focus on peacefully preventing and ending violent conflict and reforming U.S. counterterrorism policy. By building support in Congress and the administration, we are increasing civilian capacities through the State Department and USAID to address violent conflict and extremism.


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  1. Action Alert Support Youth Peacebuilders! 

    An estimated one in four young people around the world are affected by armed conflicts and violence. Yet all too often, their voices are ignored and their needs overlooked in national and regional peacebuilding efforts.

  2. Advocacy Resource War is Not the Answer 

    MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

    It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

  3. Background Understanding Landmines 

    On Jan. 31, the White House announced the Department of Defense’s new landmine policy, which lifts existing U.S. prohibitions against the use of landmines outside of the Korean Peninsula. The new policy will allow the Department of Defense to use, develop, produce, or otherwise acquire landmines anywhere in the world. Here’s what you need to know about landmines and this new policy.

  4. Preventing Mass Atrocities

    Assessment of the administration's report submitted in compliance with the Elie Wiesel Act

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Press Release Quaker Organizations Oppose Potential West Bank Annexation by Israel 

Washington, DC – Three Quaker organizations that focus on international policy said today that they oppose the threatened annexation of the West Bank by Israel and called for such plans to be abandoned. Mounting reports indicate that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government could annex the West Bank starting July 1.

Background Fully Fund United Nations Peacekeeping Activities 

Contributions for Peacekeeping Activities (CIPA) funds assessed dues to U.N. peacekeeping missions working to reduce violence, protect civilians and stabilize some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones. U.N. operations do not require U.S. troops and cost the American taxpayer eight times less than a U.S. military deployment would.

Background Issue Brief: U.S. Policy on Landmines 

Anti-personnel landmines are "designed to be exploded by the presence, proximity or contact of a person and that will incapacitate, injure or kill one or more persons.” As they are not able to distinguish between civilians and combatants, are hard to safely destroy or remove, and often fail to self-destruct or self-deactivate, landmines continue to inflict human suffering long after a conflict ends.

Letter FCNL Helps Lead Organizations in Calling for More Peacebuilding Support 

FCNL, Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Search for Common Ground drafted a letter urging Congress to provide robust support for foreign assistance focused on preventing and mitigating conflict in a new COVID-19 supplemental funding package. The letter, which was signed by 69 other organizations, emphasizes that COVID-19 is not only a public health emergency, but also an economic crisis that could trigger conflict globally.

Press Release FCNL Believes USAID Must Release All Yemen Funding To Help Fight COVID-19 

Washington, DC – Today, the Friends Committee on National Legislation released a letter – signed by more than eighty other state and national organizations – stressing the importance of releasing all suspended USAID funding for Yemen.

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