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Update What We're Reading on Syria 

The five-year war in Syria -- including the siege and bombing of Aleppo that grabbed international attention -- is horrifying. But what's actually happening, and why is it so difficult to end the war? Here's what we're reading.

Update Stop the Killing in Syria 

We are appalled by the escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially the horrifying reports of violence targeting civilians. The U.S. has a moral obligation to protect Syrian civilians from further atrocities.

Update Anti-Free Speech Bill Stalled; Expected to be Reintroduced 

It targets human rights activists, not hatred.

The so-called “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” would expand the definition of Title VI protection to include political criticism of Israel, threatening free speech.

Update The Election and Our Work 

What do the results of the election mean for FCNL's work in the days, months, and year ahead?

Action Alert Promote Peaceful U.S. Policy towards Yemen 

Constituent voices are needed now to stop the U.S. from fueling war in Yemen. Your voice has the power to move Congress to end U.S. complicity in this war. Take action!

Update #DiplomacyWorks: Iran Deal under President Trump 

The Iran nuclear deal stands on strong legs, and President-elect Trump's conviction to dismantle the deal remains unclear. Five factors could convince him to uphold the deal.

FCNL in the News Stop the Saudi Slaughter 

The United Nation's recent announcement of a 72 hour truce in Yemen is a step forward, but it is not enough. To stop the bloodshed for more than three days, Washington must fully commit to cutting off weapons transfers if Saudi Arabia refuses to end its war on civilians there.

Update Syria: Diplomacy, Not More War 

With Aleppo burning and war drums beating, it’s more urgent than ever to continue to press for the only way to stop the bloodshed in Syria: an immediate negotiated ceasefire, and ultimately, a political solution to end the crisis.

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.

FCNL in the News Human Rights Groups Cheer Saudi Arms Sale Vote Despite Failure 

"The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the lobbying arm of the Quakers, said the vote is a beginning for congressional opposition to the war in Yemen, rather than an end."

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