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Update Iraq: The Lost Decade 

Anniversaries are often a time to look back and reflect. It was ten years ago today that the United States brought “shock and awe” to Iraq under the false pretenses of Iraqi involvement in 9/11 and possession of weapons of mass destruction.

Background Department of Justice Policy on Eagle Feathers 

Eagles hold a special significance for many Native Americans. Eagle feathers and other eagle parts are central to certain spiritual ceremonies, and they play an important role in Native American cultures. However, eagles are an endangered species.

Background Law of the Sea 

The U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an international treaty that regulates all aspects of the oceans, preserving the seas as "commons" for all humanity and bringing a stable order to 70% of the world's surface. 

Background Federal Budget Glossary 

The federal budget determines when and how the government spends your tax dollars. Here's what you need to know.

Background How Does the Federal Government Budget? 

The federal government's budget process rarely matches the ideal. But the ins and outs of authorizing and appropriating funds often shape the money that gets spent. And that affects people's lives.

Work with FCNL Young Fellows Program 

Application opens October 2019. Deadline: February 17, 2020.

Recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. Applications are due February 17, 2020 for the program beginning in August 2020.

Background Faith Statements on Nuclear Disarmament 

There is broad, interfaith support for a world free of nuclear weapons.

Spirit-Led Social Action 

Carey Lecture, Baltimore Yearly Meeting

My message is simple: I believe that a Spirit led life leaves us no choice but social action.

Background Human Dignity: A Casualty of War 

The United States has waged war in Afghanistan for more than a decade, at a cost of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars, with little progress toward peace. The Strategic Partnership Agreement that the U.S. and Afghanistan signed in May is unlikely to lead to positive outcomes.

Walking in the Light 

Plenary Address to Great Plains Yearly Meeting

We seek a world free of war and the threat of war We seek a society with equity and justice for all We seek a community where every person’s potential may be fulfilled We seek an earth restored

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