On the eve of the Pope’s historic visit to Washington, a group of Republican lawmakers called upon Congress to commit to act to address changes in the climate, including efforts to balance the human impacts of climate change.
On May 15, 2015, FCNL led a group of faith-based organizations in sending President Barack Obama, the United States House of Representatives, and the United States Senate a letter questioning the lethal use of drones.
Whether you attended Spring Lobby Weekend this year or not, you may have heard us talk about the Shaheen-Portman (or Portman-Shaheen these days) energy efficiency bill. Our team at FCNL has worked on this for years, as have many of you -- thank you! Some of you have come to two Spring Lobby Weekends focused on passing this legislation.
Climate change is considered by many to be the greatest challenge facing humanity. We are the first generation to recognize the errors in the way we live our lives, and perhaps the last generation able to do something about it. The stakes are vast and monumental.
The Pentagon is preparing for a world remade by climate change. The agency’s “2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap” clearly lays out the connection between climate and national security. It argues that climate change adds to the burdens of already fragile and weak states, creating an environment ripe for political dissent and instability.
The year 2014 has been quite the year for climate action. From the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to a historic agreement reached with China, it is clear that the United States is making tangible progress in addressing climate change. Momentum has been growing, and will continue to build as we look ahead to 2015.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is a resource-rich country, endowed with mineral wealth, vast expanses of timber, fertile lands and wildlife. CAR is also trapped in cycles of violent conflict and political crises that date back to the 1990s.