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Update FCNL’s Yasmine Taeb Speaks at the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Annual Convention  

At the 2016 Annual Convention of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) held on September 29 - October 2, FCNL lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb moderated a morning briefing on the refugee crisis and spoke about related issues at ADC’s Grassroots Empowerment Luncheon.

Update Why We Must Reject a Proposed Religious Test for Refugees 

While there were certainly some dark moments for religious freedom in the early history of the United States, in which Quakers and others were denied the right to practice their faith, the Founding Fathers ultimately came down firmly on the side of religious liberty.

Statement FCNL Written Statement for Senate Judiciary Hearing on U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program 

Statement of Yasmine Taeb, Legislative Representative for Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Hearing on: "Oversight of the Administration's FY 2017 Refugee Resettlement Program."

FCNL in the News Sitara Nath looks to create immigration policy change with grassroots effort from The Bluff 

"Nath spent 10 days this past summer in Washington D.C. with the nonprofit Friends Committee on National Legislation learning and beginning to lobby for immigration reform."

Letter Refugee Crisis Highlights Need to Prevent Violent Conflict 

Human rights and humanitarian organizations call on the administration and Congress to focus efforts on preventing violent conflict in light of the global refugee crisis.

Update Conversations that Open Hearts and Minds 

Democracy happens in difficult conversations, when we open our hearts and minds to the possibility that the person who disagrees with us is not motivated by malice and we explore the tensions between our beliefs, that our society progresses.

Update FCNL Joins Refugee-Focused Roundtable at the U.N. 

On Wednesday, September 21, FCNL lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Mission of Finland to the United Nations on the role of religious actors and policymakers in the current global refugee crisis.

Update Refugee Crisis Underscores Need to Prevent Violent Conflict 

If President Obama and world leaders concerned about today’s refugee crisis truly hope to support those who have been forced to flee their homes, they must also commit to providing the necessary resources to prioritize the prevention of violent conflict.

FCNL in the News We Must Not Turn Our Backs on Refugees 

Yasmine Taeb acknowledged the "tough political climate," noting "the rise in anti-Muslim and anti-refugee rhetoric." But she urged world leaders not to "turn our backs on innocent women, men, and children fleeing violence and persecution."

Update Living Our Values to Protect Central American Refugees 

How can our work be informed by the biblical call to love thy neighbor as ourselves? The U.S. should be prioritizing protection over detention, deportation, and deterrence strategies for Central Americans seeking refuge.

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