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Update Refugees, Faith, and Action 

How do we respond to fear with the power of Love? How do we get beyond the rhetoric and hate speech to act in a way that starts to transform us and our neighbors? How do we live our faith through action?

Update Paris, Beirut, and Syria 

The temptation to react to violence with fear and more violence is strong. The recent terror attacks in Paris and Beirut are tragic and demand a response. But a response based on fear will not lead to security or peace. A response based on fear can lead to the sacrifice of the very freedoms we cherish.

Press Release 55 Representatives Support Negotiations to End Syrian Civil War 

Fifty-five members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama supporting international negotiations to end the civil war in Syria. The letter, led by Rep. Jim Himes (CT), calls on the President to use the full authority of his office to “convene international negotiations designed to stop the civil war in Syria.”

Background Where to Go in Israel and Palestine 

Delegations, Tour Groups, and Peacebuilding Organizations

Most visits to Israel/Palestine stay on the beaten path. These suggestions can help policymakers and members of the public gain a greater understanding of the conflict, and to witness first-hand the work of Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders to bring about a just and lasting resolution to the conflict.

Background Israel/Palestine: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions 

FCNL’s mandate is to lobby Congress and the administration. We work specifically on federal policy to advance the world we seek. We do not take a position on BDS and its associated consumer and shareholder advocacy campaigns.

Statement The Moral Imperative to Welcome Refugees 

Today the global community faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, with upwards of 60 million people displaced worldwide. Syrian refugees alone, either internally displaced or seeking resettlement, total approximately 12 million.

Press Release Iran Accord Victory a Testament to Power of Pro-Peace Citizenry 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation hails the Senate vote to uphold the historic accord to rein in Iran’s nuclear program, guarding against another nuclear-armed nation and another war.

FCNL in the News CQ Profile on Kate Gould: Quaker vs. Goliath 

The Quakers don’t fit the stereotypical image of high-powered lobbyists. But these peacemakers, led by Kate Gould, just claimed victory in the most hard-fought battle in Washington, after enough Senate Democrats pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama.

Press Release FCNL Hails 42 Votes for Iran Accord, Paving Path for Victory on Senate Floor 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation applauds the decision by 42 senators to support the accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

Press Release 53 Christian Leaders Urge Congress to Support Iran Deal 

Fifty-three Christian leaders representing dozens denominations and Christian organizations sent a letter to Congress today, urging lawmakers to vote in favor of the Vienna agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.

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