Peacebuilding

Preventing Violent Conflict

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Our Work

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. Prevention and Protection

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  1. Update Elie Wiesel Act Signed into Law! 

    The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act is now law of the land.

  2. Background An Infrastructure for Peace 

    To build peace, the U.S. needs to lead with responses that prevent, reduce, transform and help people recover from violence in all forms. Since 2001, FCNL has worked to move U.S. foreign policy in this direction. We have made progress: the U.S. now has some infrastructure in place to prevent violence and build peace. The rhetoric of peacebuilding is starting to penetrate.

  3. Background Understanding Genocide & Mass Atrocities Prevention 

    Following the Holocaust, the United States and international community vowed to “never again” stand idly by in the face of genocide.

  4. A Necessary Good

    U.S. Leadership on Preventing Mass Atrocities

    Read the Full Report

More on Peacebuilding

Update House Committee Moves to Prevent Violence 

The bipartisan Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) just passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Next, the full House and the Senate will take up this critical peacebuilding legislation.

Letter 25 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention 

Twenty-five faith-based and humanitarian organizations sent a letter to Congress urging robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

Update Trump’s (endless) War Budget 

Congress can reverse course and fund peace.

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump said that “great nations don’t fight endless wars.” Unfortunately, his actions do not match his rhetoric.

Action Alert Give Peace a Chance – Support the Global Fragility Act  

The world is experiencing violence at levels not seen in the last 25 years. For the first time in history, violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement of people. Currently, the U.S. government lacks the capacity to prevent violent conflict or build long-term peace.

Background Five Reasons to Support the Global Fragility Act  

H.R.2116, S.727

Representatives Eliot Engel (NY-16), Michael McCaul (TX-10), Adam Smith (WA-09), Ann Wagner (MO-02), Bill Keating (MA-09), and Francis Rooney (FL-19) and Senators Chris Coons (DE), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Merkley (OR), Marco Rubio (FL), and Todd Young (IN) have introduced the Global Fragility Act (H.R.2116, S.727).

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Related Issues

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We must make choices that protect, sustain and regenerate the earth’s ecosystems.

U.S. Wars & Militarism

War is not the answer. The U.S. has over-invested in the military.

Middle East & Iran

Nonviolent engagement in the Middle East to can prevent, de-escalate, and resolve conflicts.