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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 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.

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.

Background What Is Diplomacy? 

Anthony Wier heads FCNL’s lobbying on Pentagon spending and nuclear disarmament. He came to FCNL from the State Department, where he had many opportunities to be part of diplomatic efforts. Communications Director Alicia McBride sat down with him to go over some diplomacy basics.

Background Congress Must Stand Up for Diplomacy 

“If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.” The Trump administration would do well to remember this truism from former Israeli defense minister Moshe Dayan.

Action Alert The Terrifying Truth 

The president who last night called for making our nuclear arsenal "so strong and so powerful" has the power to launch a nuclear strike on North Korea -- without provocation, without congressional influence, and without warning.

Update #DisarmThePatriarchy 

Our friends at WAND led a Twitter chat on women working for a world free of nuclear weapons. Here's what happened.

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Minute on North Korea 

Meeting on tensions with North Korea passed by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 2017

Advocacy Resource S 2047 Cosponsors 

Has your Senator signed onto S 2047 as a cosponsor? This legislation would ensure that President Trump cannot launch an unconstitutional attack on North Korea.

Advocacy Resource HR 4140 Cosponsorships 

Has your Representative signed onto H.R. 4140 as a cosponsor? This legislation would ensure that President Trump cannot launch an unconstitutional attack on North Korea.

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