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.
Following the House’s recent historic passage of legislation to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), both the House and Senate may be considering legislation to repeal another AUMF: the 2002 version that authorized war in Iraq.
On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.
Washington, DC - The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hails today’s Senate vote to reject the $8 billion arms sale package to Saudi Arabia and other countries that the Trump administration sought to push through without congressional oversight and approval. By a vote of 53 to 45, the Senate disapproved the sale of bombs of the type that have been used in Saudi attacks against Yemeni civilians.
Yesterday, for the first time, the house voted to repeal the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) and end 18 years of war. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13), was included in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 2968). In the coverage that follows, few newspapers are likely to report that a 76-year-old Quaker lobby has done the careful, long-term work to end a war that has spread to 19 countries.