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.
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.
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.
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.
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.