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FCNL in the News CQ Profile on Kate Gould: Quaker vs. Goliath 

The Quakers don’t fit the stereotypical image of high-powered lobbyists. But these peacemakers, led by Kate Gould, just claimed victory in the most hard-fought battle in Washington, after enough Senate Democrats pledged to uphold the Iran nuclear agreement negotiated by President Barack Obama.

Press Release FCNL Hails 42 Votes for Iran Accord, Paving Path for Victory on Senate Floor 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation applauds the decision by 42 senators to support the accord to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

Press Release 53 Christian Leaders Urge Congress to Support Iran Deal 

Fifty-three Christian leaders representing dozens denominations and Christian organizations sent a letter to Congress today, urging lawmakers to vote in favor of the Vienna agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.

Background The Illusion of Security 

Since 9/11, the U.S. has dramatically expanded its so-called security assistance programs, which provide training, support and weapons to armies and police forces around the world. Our country now provides military and police aid to more than 130 nations in an effort to combat violent extremism.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Peacebuilding 

In the past decade we have made progress on infusing a peacebuilding approach into some parts of the U.S. government.

Background How to Teach Civics in a Quaker School 

The way we teach civics matters. In this QuakerSpeak video, Carolina Friends School teacher Randall Williams shows how Quaker School teachers can engage students by showing civics in action.

Background The Dangers of Security Assistance 

United States security cooperation, also known as security assistance or building partner capacity, is a large and growing tool in the Obama administration’s foreign policy toolbox.

Background Iran Deal: Hill Staff Resources 

The Iran Nuclear Accord must continue to be protected from ongoing efforts to undermine it.

Background Building a Pathway to Peace 

From the outside, an outbreak of violence can seem spontaneous. But even when a community seems relatively peaceful, the seeds of violence can be growing. Where there is poverty, oppression, corruption, or scarcity of resources, the potential for violence is there as well.

Update We Are A Generation of War: Part II 

It is time we create a society where war and violence are not the norm

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