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Letter Faith Groups Reject President Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Golan Heights Annexation 

Following President Donald Trump's declaration recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, FCNL joined nine other faith organizations in issuing the following statement.

Letter FCNL Joins 17 Faith Groups Supporting Palestinian Aid 

The Trump Administration has eliminated U.S. funding for the UN Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) and other humanitarian programs in the West Bank and Gaza. In response, FCNL joined a broad faith coalition urging Congress to restore funding for these vital, life saving programs for Palestinians.

Update Success for Yemen in the Senate!  

With your help, the Senate just took a major step forward to advance peace in Yemen.

Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s landmark Senate vote to end American involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation (S.J. Res 7), passed 54-46, enforces the 1973 War Powers Act by ending American military participation in a war that has killed untold thousands and put millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation.

Letter 72 Organizations Urge an End to US-Led War in Yemen  

S.J.Res. 7

FCNL, in partnership with 71 other organizations, signed a letter urging members of Congress to support of S.J.Res. 7, Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Mike Lee (UT), and Chris Murphy (CT)'s legislation to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The signers include a diverse coalition of groups, including peace and security, humanitarian, mass-movement, faith-based, atrocities prevention, and constitutional rights-focused organizations that collectively represent millions of Americans, based in every congressional district in the country.

Update One Step Closer to Ending the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis 

As I write this, the people of Yemen are experiencing a horrific humanitarian crisis. The Saudi-led war on the Yemeni people has contributed to widespread malnutrition. Preventable diseases like cholera and diphtheria are claiming lives at alarming rates. The U.S. has been contributing military and intelligence resources to the Saudi-led war.

Letter FCNL Joins Pro-Diplomacy Groups Calling on U.S. to Rejoin Iran Deal and Prevent War 

FCNL joins 50 other organizations in urging members of Congress to speak out in support of rejoining the Iran nuclear deal. With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, it is more important than ever for members of Congress to adhere to the principles outlined below to guard against another devastating war in the Middle East.

Update Shutdown Avoided. Progress Toward Peace. 

This was an extraordinary week. We witnessed exciting movement on several issues we care about—and avoided another government shutdown. The week then concluded with President Donald Trump’s worrisome declaration of a national emergency to build his expanded border wall.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds House Vote to End U.S. War in Yemen 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s historic House vote to end American military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support in a 248-177 vote, now moves to the Senate, where a floor vote is expected within the coming weeks.

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