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Statement Six Reasons to Support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

Senator Ben Cardin, joined by Senator Thom Tillis and several others, has introduced legislation that would authorize a permanent, inter-agency Atrocities Prevention Board that will focus the U.S. government at the highest levels on early prevention of violent conflict as an essential part of our national security strategy.

Background Support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

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Preventing genocide and mass atrocities is a core national security interest of the United States. Right now, over 60 million people have been displaced by conflict worldwide – a number even higher than during World War II. This has required growing expenditures to support life-saving humanitarian assistance and has led to other cost-intensive interventions.

Update Pivoting to Peace: Quiet Reflections 

Quiet reflections are calm, sometimes chaotic but it produces a heart and mind that is open to the many colorful experiences that life affords us.

Letter A Call for Sustained U.S. Commitment to the Central African Republic 

As organizations that have made long-term commitments to advancing peace, protecting human rights, and alleviating suffering, we are grateful to the U.S. Government and the American people for efforts to prevent mass atrocities in the CAR. American contributions to humanitarian assistance, interreligious and community conflict resolution, diplomatic engagement, and peacekeeping have saved lives and prevented a worse crisis

Update FCNL Joins Call for a Sustained U.S. Commitment to Address the Crisis in Central African Republic 

FCNL urges a renewed commitment to protecting human rights and advancing peace in Central African Republic.

Update Refugees, Faith, and Action 

How do we respond to fear with the power of Love? How do we get beyond the rhetoric and hate speech to act in a way that starts to transform us and our neighbors? How do we live our faith through action?

Statement We Must Not Act in Fear 

The message of these most recent attacks is universal: every person should be afraid. Our responses to that message, however, need not accept the invitation to fear. Rejecting fear gives us space to think rationally about the responses that will ensure our collective safety over the long term.

Statement Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act Summary 

Senator Ben Cardin, joined by Senator Thom Tillis and several others, introduced the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act to authorize a permanent, inter-agency Atrocities Prevention Board that mobilizes the U.S. government at the highest levels to focus on early prevention of violent conflict.

Update The Pope's Message of Peace 

Pope Francis’s messages and actions have showed that he is committed to seeking a world without war.

Update The Future We Want 

At the 70th United Nations General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Goals, for the first time, make a critical link between conflict, poverty, justice, and peace.

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