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Press Release Quaker Lobby Applauds Bill to Prevent Violence  

Washington, DC – Last evening, the US House passed the Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) with broad bipartisan support. The bill demonstrates deep legislative support for peaceful, preventive solutions to stop violent conflict before it begins and build peace where it is needed most.

Letter More than 100 Organizations Call on Congress to Reject Proposal to Weaken Firearm Export Controls 

The administration proposal would “thwart congressional oversight and create new and unacceptable risks of exacerbating gun violence, human rights abuses, and armed conflict.”

Letter Over 50 Groups Urge Senators to Prohibit Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela 

On May 9, 2019, FCNL and over 50 faith-based, anti-war, and other concerned organizations wrote a letter urging senators to cosponsor S.J.Res.11, which prohibits unauthorized military intervention in Venezuela.

Update Investing in a Better Future 

It’s appropriations season on Capitol Hill. That means that Congress is deciding where and how to spend trillions of taxpayer dollars in the next fiscal year (which starts on October 1). This is important work, since most laws—good and bad—can only be implemented if they are funded.

Background A Transformative Middle Ground 

Question & Answer with Andrew Tomlinson

Andrew Tomlinson heads the New York Office of the Quaker United Nations Office. He is a member of the Chatham-Summit Monthly Meeting in New Jersey.

Letter Letter to Congress: Fund a More Peaceful, Sustainable, and Compassionate Foreign Policy 

In the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process, Congress should prioritize funding for peacebuilding, international environmental programs, and refugee protection.

Update House Committee Moves to Prevent Violence 

The bipartisan Global Fragility Act (H.R. 2116) just passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Next, the full House and the Senate will take up this critical peacebuilding legislation.

Letter 25 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention 

Twenty-five faith-based and humanitarian organizations sent a letter to Congress urging robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

Update Trump’s (endless) War Budget 

Congress can reverse course and fund peace.

In his State of the Union speech, President Trump said that “great nations don’t fight endless wars.” Unfortunately, his actions do not match his rhetoric.

Action Alert Give Peace a Chance – Support the Global Fragility Act  

The world is experiencing violence at levels not seen in the last 25 years. For the first time in history, violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement of people. Currently, the U.S. government lacks the capacity to prevent violent conflict or build long-term peace.

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