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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.

Letter Over 135 Organizations Urge President Obama to Lead on Refugee Protection, Assistance, and Resettlement 

In advance of the September 20th U.S.-led Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, FCNL joined over 135 organizations and faith communities in urging President Obama to demonstrate global leadership by making bold new commitments to refugee protection, assistance, and solutions, including increased U.S. resettlement.

Advocacy Corps 2016-2017 

The 2016-2017 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers work with Congress on comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform.

Advocacy Resource Love Thy Neighbor 

No Exceptions

Our country is struggling with deep divisions. Amid the blame of and attack on those who are different - in political views, race, religion, country of origin, or sexual orientation - it becomes even more urgent to highlight the value we place in one another. FCNL's #LoveThyNeighbor (No Exceptions) campaign seeks to shift the narrative.

Statement FCNL Applauds Justice Department Phasing Out Private Prisons 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauds the Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement that it will phase out contracts with private prison corporations.

FCNL in the News Three Months After Its Introduction, We Need The Freedom Of Religion Act More Than Ever. 

Yasmine Taeb, the Legislative Representative for Human Rights & Civil Liberties at the Friends Committee on National Legislation joined the House delegation on stage.

Background The Possibilities 

We recognize that building peace and countering injustice require systemic change as well as personal change. This change requires us to be directly involved as constituents. It requires us to evaluate the candidates and vote for the people we believe are best qualified to lead our country and to govern fairly—even if those candidates don’t represent us on every issue.

Background Separate Policing from Immigration Enforcement 

As we focus on building more inclusive communities, we support local and federal policing reforms that seek to eliminate racial profiling and disproportionate targeting of communities of color.

Update Let's Talk About Fear 

We have fears about harm that could happen to us and harm that could happen to our loved ones. These fears cause us to do all kinds of things to protect ourselves and our property—including buying expensive security systems and fortifying ourselves with weapons.

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