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Update Top 10 Poorest States in the U.S. 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, national poverty rate was 11.8% percent or 38.1 million Americans in 2018. These states have the highest percentages of poverty in the country: Puerto Rico, Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, West Virginia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Alabama, District of Colombia, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.

Update Top 10 Hungriest States in the U.S.  

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 11.1 percent of American households experienced hunger in 2018. These states have the highest percentages of American households who experienced hunger: New Mexico, Mississippi, Louisiana, West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Alabama, Kentucky, Texas, North Carolina and Kansas.

Update Are Refugees Welcome Here? 

The parable of the good Samaritan is one of the best-known stories in Scripture. This story resonates with people because it touches on something core to our identity as humans: that we have a moral responsibility to care for one another, and that how we react when we see someone suffering says something important about who we are.

Statement FCNL's Statement on "The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention" 

FCNL sent the following statement to the House Judiciary Committee to be entered into the record for their hearing: The Expansion and Troubling Use of ICE Detention. FCNL urges members of Congress to increase oversight of existing detention facilities and design policies that reduce the overall detention of immigrants in favor of community-based alternatives and support.

Action Alert Stop Deployment of the New “Low-Yield” Nuclear Warhead Before It’s Too Late  

Congress’s window to prevent the deployment of a dangerous new nuclear weapon will soon close.

Update Faith Restored After a Week of Youth Climate Activism 

As a 22-year-old, I fall into the “transitional generation.” We exist somewhere between millennials and Generation Z—so I’ve become well-versed in all the critiques of both groups. I came of age hearing that millennials were politically apathetic and civically disengaged, and that Gen Z was too busy with their phones to take charge of the world. As a collective group of young people, adults perceived us as lazy, uninterested and detached from reality. Or so they thought.

Statement FCNL Statement on the Muslim Ban Oversight Hearing 

FCNL submitted the following statement to the Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations ahead of their joint hearing on President Trump's Muslim ban. This is the first congressional oversight hearing on this ban since the first one was issued in January 2017.

Background End This New Arms Race 

Question & Answer with DeAnne Butterfield

DeAnne Butterfield spent this summer as a Friend in Washington, a program where seasoned Friends share their experience. She is a member of FCNL’s General Committee and the Intermountain Yearly Meeting.

Update Directors Agree to New Management of William Penn House 

For more than 50 years, FCNL and William Penn House have worked to advance Quaker witness on Capitol Hill. After several months of discernment and worship, the boards of directors of both organizations agreed that the FCNL Education Fund would assume governance and management of William Penn House effective Sept. 1, 2019.

Hoping to Heal a Wounded Nation 

Minute of Concern

Minutes are faithfully discerned messages that powerfully communicate concerns weighing heavily on the hearts and minds within the Meeting. Minutes can also help Friends convert faith into action with members of Congress. We encourage Friends to consider forwarding Meeting Minutes as advocacy tools, as we lift concerns for peace and justice. For more information, please visit fcnl.org/minutes. North Carolina Fellowship of Friends offers this prayer, read aloud during their August 10, 2019, gathering in Quaker Haven Camp, NC.

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