Recently, FCNL joined Senators, House members, and many other faith groups at a rally calling for legislation to prevent unauthorized war with Iran, an issue FCNL has been working hard on for months, if not years.
The House of Representatives also adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill which advance our work on nuclear weapons, climate, ending U.S. support for the war in Yemen, and more.
In a pair of stunning victories last week, the House of Representatives adopted bipartisan amendments to the annual defense policy bill that would repeal the 17-year-old authority to engage in a war with Iraq and prohibit spending on an unauthorized war with Iran. The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020 (NDAA) then passed the House by a final vote of 220-97, without any Republican votes.
Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) applauded today’s House votes repealing the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq (2002 AUMF) and preventing a new unauthorized war with Iran.
One of the most chilling aspects of the United State’s Forever Wars has been the increasingly common practice of drone warfare. Yet even as this practice has become more common, it has received a disappointing lack of attention from members of Congress.
On June 19, for the first time in nearly two decades of endless war, a full chamber of Congress voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), which has been used by three consecutive presidents to justify military engagements around the world with little congressional oversight.
On July 8, FCNL joined with 13 other organizations from across the ideological spectrum to send a letter to key House leaders about proposed amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act. Read the letter below.
Christian leaders release unprecedented statement in response to the growing threat of war with Iran
Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 9, national faith leaders will convene on Capitol Hill to speak out against a morally and religiously indefensible war with Iran. Amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran, speakers will call on all Christian leaders, theologians, clergy, and laypersons to choose peace over more war. The speakers will also call on legislators to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the president cannot take unauthorized unilateral military action in or against Iran.