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FCNL in the News Congress Can Act to Prevent Genocide and Atrocities 

With the recent escalation of the war in Syria, it is clear that Congress needs to demonstrate their leadership and pass the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030; S.1158).

FCNL in the News Tennesseans and Bob Corker can help prevent global genocide 

Thursday is Yom HaShoah – or Holocaust Remembrance Day – which honors the memory of the six million Jews who perished during World War II. The remembrance of this genocide underscores that there is much more we need to do to make good on our commitment “never again” to allow such atrocities to take place.

Letter 28 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention 

Twenty-eight national and international organizations urge robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

Update Congress Needs a Push on Conflict Prevention 

This month, Congress has an important opportunity to take concrete steps to bolster our government’s ability to build peace and prevent atrocities against civilians. Early action to prevent violence will reduce the need for late military intervention, protect lives, and save taxpayer money. This is why it’s important for us to take stock, remember the past, and work to prevent future outbreaks of violence. Members of Congress can help support conflict prevention, but they need a push to get there.

FCNL in the News Omnibus Targets Arms Sales to Human Rights Violators 

Theo Sitther was interviewed by CQ Roll Call about a provision in the Omnibus spending bill requiring DOD to update Congress on whether U.S. arms sales have contributed to human rights violations abroad.

Press Release Civil Society Welcomes Bipartisan Legislation to Tackle Global Violence 

Thirty five Alliance for Peacebuilding members and partners welcome H.R. 5273, the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018, introduced by Representatives Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), Mike McCaul (R-TX), Adam Smith (D-WA), Bill Keating (D-MA), and Paul Cook (R-CA) in the United States House of Representatives.

Statement Congress Needs to Ask Hard Questions About U.S. Foreign Policy 

Ouster of Secretary of State Tillerson, appointments of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel cause for concern

The president’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson managed to add insult to the year of injury that has been visited on the State Department and U.S. foreign policy.

Update Preventing Genocide: Difficult, but Imperative 

Report Back from a Mass Atrocity Simulation

The difficulty of preventing mass atrocities and genocide took on new meaning for me when I was part of a simulation at Vanderbilt University on the hypothetical risks of mass atrocities in Zimbabwe.

Update A Business Plan for Peace 

Investing in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Friends Committee on National Legislation and Peace Direct co-hosted an event, A Business Plan for Peace: Investing in Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in the Quaker Welcome Center, bringing together both peacebuilders and policymakers in a conversation highlighting the importance of locally led peacebuilding initiatives and advocating for more peaceful U.S. foreign policies.

Update Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission's Hearing on Mass Atrocities Prevention 

The bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission co-chaired by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) held a hearing on U.S. policies to prevent mass atrocities.

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