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Letter 62 Organizations Urge Senator McConnell's Leadership to Pass Elie Wiesel Act 

On August 1, 62 organizations issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging expedited Senate consideration of the House version of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030).

Background U.S. Funding Works to Prevent Violence in Kenya 

Case Study

The United States government plays a vital role in preventing and mitigating violence through smart investments in peacebuilding initiatives around the world. In Kenya, for example, during the 2017 elections, investments through USAID’s Complex Crises Fund helped to prevent an outbreak of violence. Past elections in Kenya have been fraught with violence, particularly in 2007 when 1,300 people were killed and 600,000 displaced.

Action Alert Breaking: The House Just Voted to Promote Peace 

Great news! Last night, the House of Representatives passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act with overwhelming bipartisan support!

Action Alert Breaking: The Senate is Preparing to Vote on a More Peaceful World  

Yesterday, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support!

Update Dismantling Racism in U.S. Foreign Policy 

A conversation with Salih Booker

On June 26, Salih Booker from the Center for International Policy led a stimulating conversation with FCNL’s staff and network on structural racism that permeates U.S. foreign policy.

Update Momentum to Prevent Violent Conflict Builds in Congress 

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) in a voice vote yesterday.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Senate Committee Passage of Genocide, Atrocities Prevention Act 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, DC (June 27, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, the Friends National Committee (FCNL) applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for approving the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158). Passed Tuesday, the bill will now move to the Senate floor for a full vote.

Letter 60 NGOs Urge Senator Corker to Lead on Elie Wiesel Act 

In a letter issued on May 29, 60 non-governmental organizations write to urge Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), to schedule the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act for consideration before the Committee at the next business meeting.

Update A Major Step toward the Peaceful Prevention of Deadly Conflict 

A key Congressional Committee just took the first major step in years to insist the U.S. government needs to invest more in preventing violence and war and put money, staff time and interagency resources into addressing the root causes of insecurity and violent conflict.

Press Release FCNL Applauds Committee Passage of Genocide, Atrocities Prevention Act 

Washington, DC (May 17, 2018) – The Quaker lobby, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded the approval today of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 (H.R. 3030) by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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