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Advocacy Resource War is Not the Answer 

MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

Update Congress Supports Peacebuilding in FY2020 Spending Package 

In a powerful show of support for conflict prevention and peacebuilding, House and Senate negotiators have adopted the Global Fragility Act of 2019 (S. 727) and increased funding for several key peacebuilding accounts as part of the final FY2020 spending package.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Global Fragility Act Inclusion in FY20 Spending Bills 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation praised the inclusion of the Global Fragility Act of 2019, unanimously passed by the House earlier this year, in the bipartisan federal funding package for fiscal 2020. The funding package deal is expected to be passed by Congress and signed into law shortly.

Press Release Quaker Lobby says Reject More Unchecked War Funding 

In response to this week’s final agreement on the National Defense Authorization Act, Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Executive Secretary Diane Randall released the following statement:

Update Holding the U.S. Government Accountable in Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities 

The White House submitted its first annual report to Congress as mandated by the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocity Prevention Act. The report details actions taken by the administration to “prevent, mitigate, and respond to mass atrocities.”

Statement Stop all Construction of Settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation repudiates the statement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States government regards all Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory as legal. FCNL supports the right of Israelis and Palestinians to self-determination and security in their own homeland.

Update Building the Movement for a New Peaceful Foreign Policy  

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's senior strategist and legislative director for foreign policy, Diana Ohlbaum, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Update A Day When Way Opened 

Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On Nov. 9, 1989, something that had been permanent evaporated—and the impossible suddenly, stunningly, became real.

Update FCNL’s Shukria Dellawar Tells Congress Why It Should Pass the Afghan WIN Act 

On Oct. 23, FCNL’s legislative representative for the prevention of violent conflict, Shukria Dellawar, spoke at a congressional briefing titled, “Afghanistan: Giving Women a Seat at the Table.”

Legislative Ask Support the Global Fragility Act  

H.R.2116/S.727

The world is experiencing a 25-year peak in violence, resulting in the forced displacement of millions, and generating 80 percent of humanitarian need. The United States must act to peacefully reduce and prevent violent conflict.

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