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Update U.S. Role in the World: Peaceful Engagement or Military Might? 

In the midst of efforts to radically reorganize the federal government, bolster military strength over diplomacy, development, and peacebuilding, Congress is pushing back.

Letter McHenry should sign on to Wiesel Act 

Representative McHenry should sign on to the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act for three reasons: it saves Americans money, it will protect the American people and it will help us avoid military intervention.

Update Continuing to Hold Kenya in the Light 

As Kenya prepares for its upcoming repeat presidential election, FCNL and American Friends hold Kenyan Friends in the Light and urge the United States and Kenyan governments to promote peaceful solutions.

FCNL in the News Corker should sign on to genocide bill 

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee should sign on to the Elie Wiesel Act for three reasons: strong interagency coordination to prevent genocide and atrocities; it saves Americans money, and it protects our troops.

Update Congress can take action to prevent violent conflict 

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030, S. 1158) will bolster efforts to prevent mass atrocities and genocide.

International Day of Peace Statement by Peacebuilding Groups  

For this year's International Day of Peace, 21 September, 131 peacebuilding organizations wrote a statement laying out steps to consolidate and broaden gains of peace around the world. Writing to the international community and the UN General Assembly, this statement asks them to fully commit to peace in the 2030 Agenda. This is a critical time to push for peace and inclusion and to focus on supporting local and regional methods of sustaining peace.

Letter Kenyan Quakers Appeal for Restraint 

Leaders of every Kenyan Quaker Yearly Meeting gathered to discuss the future of the Quaker movement in their country. During this retreat, they drafted a letter speaking to their concern about unity and peace in the lead up to the presidential election on the 17th of October.

Letter 125 Faith Leaders Oppose Increased Military Engagement with Burma 

A Letter from 125 Faith Leaders, Urging Senators to Oppose Increased Embrace of Burmese Military by Co-Sponsoring SA 607 to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

Update Push to Protect Prevention Funding and Tools 

Significant Challenges Shaping September

The month of September will be an important one as we work to address proposed cuts to critical conflict prevention funding and tools. These challenges come at a time when the world is facing increasing levels of violence, and experiencing unprecedented levels of global hunger and displacement as a result of conflict. Here's what we are following:

Statement Holding Kenya in the Light 

We hold Kenya in the Light as the country enters into a crucial post-election period.

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