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Letter FCNL Joins Faith Coalition Calling for Significant Cuts in Pentagon Spending 

Today, FCNL joined 31 other faith organizations and 70 faith leaders in drafting and delivering an open letter to all 2020 presidential candidates. The letter urges them to call for significant cuts to the nation’s military budget and a renewed investment in funding for education, healthcare, and other vital domestic programs.

Background Endless Wars, Endless Environmental Harm 

The U.S. military, concerned about impacts on active and current operations, has begun actively preparing their own solutions to address the climate crisis.

Update Right Time, Right Place: Grateful for Your Advocacy 

In this season of thanksgiving, I am reflecting on how very grateful I am for FCNL’s network of advocates.

Update Senate Investigation into CIA Torture Hits the Big Screen 

Currently in theaters and premiering Nov. 29 on Amazon Prime, “The Report” recounts a five-year effort by Senate staff to investigate the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks. The resulting report—known as the Torture Report—revealed the staggering extent of the CIA’s disturbing and unethical interrogation program.

Update Building the Movement for a New Peaceful Foreign Policy  

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's senior strategist and legislative director for foreign policy, Diana Ohlbaum, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Update Why Congress Needs to Reassert its Power to End Endless War 

Annual Meeting 2019

FCNL's legislative director on militarism and human rights, Heather Brandon-Smith, delivered this address at Annual Meeting 2019.

Update Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Introduces War Powers Resolution at FCNL Advocacy Teams Summit 

Annual Meeting 2019

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) joined members of FCNL’s Advocacy Teams to announce her new War Powers Reform Resolution.

Legislative Ask Support Repeal of the 2002 Iraq AUMF 

Congress must decide when the U.S. goes to war. Please urge Armed Services Committee leadership to include the House provision to repeal the 2002 Iraq AUMF in the final NDAA.

Update How to Really End Endless War 

If we were to take President Trump by his word alone, it might seem that we have an ally in the White House in our mission to end endless war.

FCNL in the News How (Not) To End Endless Wars 

In defending his decision to withdraw troops from Syria, President Trump explained, “I ran on the basis we’re going to bring our great soldiers back home where they belong. We don’t have to fight these endless wars. We’re bringing them back home.”

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