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Action Alert From the Paris Climate Talks to Marrakesh 

The nations of the world are gathering in Marrakesh, Morocco seeking action to limit global warming to 1.5º Celsius – the aspiration they agreed to at the historic meeting in Paris nearly one ago.

Background Acting in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 

The protests and police violence at Standing Rock replay a centuries-old dynamic. The U.S. government is once again failing to protect the rights of Native Americans.

FCNL in the News Behind Dakota Pipeline Protest: Native American Religious Revival 

FCNL's Jose Aguto speaks to the Christian Science Monitor on the Standing Rock protests. He says: "The spiritual dimension that’s being offered here is what I think is resonating with a lot of people and finding a place of growth for them."

Update Dakota Pipeline Protest 

Native American Legislative Update

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, joined by the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples and an impressive number of friends and supporters, has launched a strong non-violent protest against the building of an oil pipeline across their ancestral lands. The project, known as the Dakota Access Pipeline, would cross under the Missouri River just upstream from the northern boundary of the tribe’s reservation lands.

Background Addressing Climate Disruption 

We envision a world where every person’s potential may be fulfilled, living and thriving in cities, towns, and communities pulsing in respectful balance with the ecosystems around them.

Statement Interfaith Statement of Support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 

We, a coalition of diverse faith traditions, are united across theological lines by a common moral call to affirm and support the dignity of all people and to care for all of God’s creation. We therefore join with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their efforts to protect their sovereignty, water, culture, lifeways, and sacred sites.

Update Bipartisan Climate Legislation Introduced 

FCNL is pleased to announce the introduction of the bipartisan Transparency in Energy Production Act of 2016.

Update Standing with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 

A stand of momentous and multi-hued significance is occurring in the Plains of the ancestral lands of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples. The peoples of these nations, led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, are gathered in unprecedented unity against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

FCNL in the News Grounding Friends Presence on Capitol Hill 

How can Quaker work spaces reflect our values and priorities? How is the environment we create a part of our effort to look for the Light in all those we encounter? FCNL considered as we planned to rebuild our Quaker home in the heart of Washington, D.C., in the 1990s.

Update Copper Profits v. Sacred Sites - Round 4 

Native American Legislative Update

Here’s what happens when National Forest land is not specially protected – it can be traded off to a mining company and substantially altered from its natural state. The Environmental Impact Study is underway now; faith groups weighed in.

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