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Press Release FCNL Praises House Climate Change Resolution 

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.

Statement Statement on Climate Encyclical 

Moral Courage and Climate Change

The Friends Committee on National Legislation joins with people of all faiths who are excited and grateful at the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Praised Be: On the Care of our Common Home.”

Letter Over 1500 Organizations Urge Opposition to the TPP 

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.

Background Quakers Talk to Congress About Climate Change 

Why do these 300 Young Adult Friends care so much about climate change? In this QuakerSpeak video, they explain the political and spiritual importance of their advocacy.

Update Steps Forward on Energy Efficiency 

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.

Background A Radical Return to Common Principles 

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.

Background The Link Between Climate and Conflict 

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.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Climate Change 

The scientific fact of climate change is well-established. Its consequences are frightening. For many of us, the pace of congressional action and the resistance of some members is heartbreaking.

Update Best of 2014: Climate Edition 

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.

Background Managing Natural Resources for Peace 

Central African Republic Crisis

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.

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