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Update The Future We Want 

At the 70th United Nations General Assembly, the Sustainable Development Goals, for the first time, make a critical link between conflict, poverty, justice, and peace.

Letter FCNL Joins Faith and Human Rights Groups in Urging Congress to Vote No on the 2016 NDAA 

FCNL joins 13 other faith, human rights, and advocacy groups in a letter to Congress urging a “No” vote on the conference report for the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over restrictive Guantanamo provisions.

Advocacy Resource Lobby Visit Roadmap 

Use this tool to assign responsibilities and plan for your lobby visits on any issue.

Press Release 55 Representatives Support Negotiations to End Syrian Civil War 

Fifty-five members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama supporting international negotiations to end the civil war in Syria. The letter, led by Rep. Jim Himes (CT), calls on the President to use the full authority of his office to “convene international negotiations designed to stop the civil war in Syria.”

Background Where to Go in Israel and Palestine 

Delegations, Tour Groups, and Peacebuilding Organizations

Most visits to Israel/Palestine stay on the beaten path. These suggestions can help policymakers and members of the public gain a greater understanding of the conflict, and to witness first-hand the work of Israeli and Palestinian peacebuilders to bring about a just and lasting resolution to the conflict.

Background Criminal Justice 

We call for a transformation of our current system of criminal justice, which today is used principally as an instrument of retribution — a policy contrary to our Quaker beliefs.

Background Frequently Asked Questions About Advocacy Corps 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is looking for young adults 19 – 30 to join a network of people who will be paid to mobilize their communities to influence members of Congress.

Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

Applications for 2020-21 are now closed.

As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you'll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. You'll also learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.

Letter FCNL Urges the Department of Justice to Investigate the Killing of an Iranian-American College Student as a Hate Crime 

FCNL joins eight other faith, civil rights, and advocacy groups in a letter to the Department of Justice calling for a federal hate crime investigation into the killing of Shayan Mazroei, an Iranian-American college student.

Background An Infrastructure for Peace 

To build peace, the U.S. needs to lead with responses that prevent, reduce, transform and help people recover from violence in all forms. Since 2001, FCNL has worked to move U.S. foreign policy in this direction. We have made progress: the U.S. now has some infrastructure in place to prevent violence and build peace. The rhetoric of peacebuilding is starting to penetrate.

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