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  1. Update Now is the Time for Faithful Action 

    Milestones That Give Us Hope

    We are living in challenging times. Too often, cracking open a newspaper or turning on the news feels like a bleak exercise in disappointment, concern, and outrage. In these times more than ever, we must seek hope.

  2. Action Alert One More Time: Stop the Dangerous Health Care Bill 

    It's back. A "new" last-ditch plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act has many of the same dangerous policies as previous repeal efforts, threatening the future of Medicaid as we know it. Momentum is growing to pass the bill in the next two weeks.

  3. Background Heeding Wise Counsel on North Korea 

    In November 1983, Ronald Reagan stood before the Japanese Diet and proclaimed that, “A nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought.” President Reagan went on to assure U.S. allies and the world that “The United States will never walk away from the negotiating table. Peace is too important.”

  4. Update No Time to Waste for Climate Change 

    The Advocacy Corps’ first month

    This Advocacy Corps is going to change the dialogue on climate change – I can already see it.

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Background What Every Major Health Group Has Said about Graham-Cassidy 

Everyone from the American Medical Association to the National Association of Medicaid Directors have come out in opposition to the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

FCNL in the News Graham-Cassidy: A Moral Outrage That Could End Coverage for 32 Million 

The Graham-Cassidy proposal contains the same dangerous policies as the previous iterations of the ACA repeal bills. Just like the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Graham-Cassidy bill repeals much of the Affordable Care Act and then on top of that ends the Medicaid program as we know it.

Legislative Ask Protect Health Care for All 

Ensuring access to affordable, quality health care is the very definition of a public good—a service that can’t be adequately provided by private interests but that is necessary to benefit everyone

Update Congress can take action to prevent violent conflict 

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030, S. 1158) will bolster efforts to prevent mass atrocities and genocide.

International Day of Peace Statement by Peacebuilding Groups  

For this year's International Day of Peace, 21 September, 131 peacebuilding organizations wrote a statement laying out steps to consolidate and broaden gains of peace around the world. Writing to the international community and the UN General Assembly, this statement asks them to fully commit to peace in the 2030 Agenda. This is a critical time to push for peace and inclusion and to focus on supporting local and regional methods of sustaining peace.

Update Beyond Paris 

The U.S. Struggles to Solidify Position on International Climate Action

The United Nations General Assembly convened on Tuesday Sep. 19th in Manhattan, NY. The discussion is expected to include a large focus on the U.S. role in the Paris Climate Agreement.

Advocacy Resource Trump Is Trying to Hoodwink Us into War with Iran 

We’ve seen this movie before, complete with trumped-up charges of WMD. Americans must speak out now to head off another disastrous military adventure.

Letter Kenyan Quakers Appeal for Restraint 

Leaders of every Kenyan Quaker Yearly Meeting gathered to discuss the future of the Quaker movement in their country. During this retreat, they drafted a letter speaking to their concern about unity and peace in the lead up to the presidential election on the 17th of October.

The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Proposal Endangers Millions 

Despite the new name, the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal includes many of the same dangerous health care policies of previous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Letter 125 Faith Leaders Oppose Increased Military Engagement with Burma 

A Letter from 125 Faith Leaders, Urging Senators to Oppose Increased Embrace of Burmese Military by Co-Sponsoring SA 607 to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

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