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Statement A Remarkable and Hopeful Korean Summit 

The historic April 27 meeting of the Korean leaders may not yet herald the end of all tension and strife on the long-troubled peninsula—but it does promise a bold, encouraging new beginning. It has opened a way to peace that has not existed for decades.

Multnomah Friends Meeting Minute Supporting the U.N. General Assembly Nuclear Weapons Ban 

Minute in support of U.N. General Assembly's nuclear weapons ban

Background North Korea: Diplomatic Openings and Giving Credit to Donald Trump 

At a time when South Korean President Moon Jae-in has carved out new openings for diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula, President Trump deserves credit for taking a risk for peace by agreeing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Now, Congress needs to get off the sidelines and engage.

Birmingham Friends Meeting on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons 

Minute passed by Birmingham Friends Meeting (PA) on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Statement FCNL Supports Diplomatic Engagement with North Korea 

FCNL applauds President Trump for agreeing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in May. A summit alone is not a solution -- but it is a start.

Update Diplomacy with North Korea: the Ball is in Our Court 

North Korea is back to being front page news this week. But, for once, it looks like it might be good news. I spoke with FCNL's Anthony Weir about the recent diplomatic breakthrough between North and South Korea, how the U.S. should respond, and what Congress can do.

Update The Olympics Are Concluding, But Diplomacy Can Endure 

While every Olympics is fraught with the political intrigue of hundreds of nations coming together under one roof, this Olympics felt different. The stakes seemed a little higher. And the prospect for diplomatic progress between North and South Korea felt closer than it has for a long time. Now, as the Olympics draw to a close, the U.S., North Korea, and South Korea each have to do their part to keep the diplomatic torch burning.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Standing Up for Diplomacy 

Diplomacy doesn’t require admiration or even trust between the parties. It does require an orientation toward continuing conversation and a willingness to listen to other perspectives. It is, in its way, a spiritual discipline of endeavoring to speak to the Divine that lives in each of us.

Update Checking Our President on North Korea 

President Trump and other U.S. leaders seem almost eager for a war with North Korea, with their tough talk and tweeted taunts. South Korean efforts to pause both military exercises and North Korean provocations while building small pockets of trust around the Winter Olympics are the first encouraging signs in months.

Update Sustaining the Iran Deal 

As the world focuses on the threat of nuclear war with North Korea, it’s useful to remember that good-faith negotiations can address even high-stakes international disputes. The Iran nuclear deal provides an example of what diplomacy can do—as well as the potential consequences if it is allowed to fail.

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