U.S. Wars & Militarism

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Since September 11, Congress has largely ceded its constitutional authority to determine when and where the U.S. goes to war, and three different presidents have expanded our country’s military presence around the world. The result has been a ballooning military budget, torture, compromises on civil and religious liberties and rising Islamophobia. Help FCNL change these policies.

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Update Hungry Children Cannot Eat Warplanes 

Amid a Washington frenzied these past weeks over hurricanes, high-level convictions, tell-all books, and high-stakes nomination hearings, you might not have heard that Congress has just reached a final deal for a massive $717 billion Pentagon spending measure.

Update Ending the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen 

Today, Representatives Ro Khanna (CA-17) and Adam Smith (WA-09) announced that they will soon be introducing legislation to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen which has plunged it into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

Action Alert End the U.S. War in Yemen 

As early as this week, the Senate could vote on ending the illegal U.S. war in Yemen.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Condemns Congressional Vote to Fund Dangerous New “Low-Yield” Nuclear Warhead 


Washington, DC (July 27, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) condemned the House of Representatives vote to fund a new nuclear missile warhead as part of the annual National Defense Authorization Act.

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Quaker Welcome Center

Last October, FCNL opened the Quaker Welcome Center (QWC) in an adjoining townhouse. Completely renovated as a green building, the center is a cozy event space for dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. It is a place where we train advocates and offer a time for silent reflection.

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