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Background ICE is Spending More Money Than Congress Intended: How is This Happening? 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is now incarcerating around 10,000 more people than Congress has approved. Congress has said that ICE must stop increasing beds in detention facilities, but the overspending continues. Where is the money coming from?

Update Celebrate the International Day of Peace by Taking Action 

The statistics are grim. In 2018 there were six wars and over 50 armed conflicts.

Letter FCNL and More Than 100 Other Organizations Call for Commitments to Peace 

Sept. 21 marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the U.N.’s General Assembly. To mark the day, FCNL joined over 100 peacebuilding organizations from around the world in issuing a statement to U.N. member states that brings attention to peace concerns.

Update Six Ways to Save the planet – and Ourselves  

This is powerful: hundreds of thousands of people across the globe will participate in a #climatestrike this week through creative, grassroots campaigns and actions. This dramatic momentum will push the demand to reduce carbon emissions. It will raise awareness, and it will spur commitment to change–change that must happen in business and industry, in schools and local communities, and especially policy change by national governments.

Action Alert Young Climate Activists Need Your Support 

On Sept. 20, youth across the world are participating in a global climate strike. As world leaders prepare to gather at the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York City, the strikers are drawing attention to the need for comprehensive climate solutions.

Update House and Senate Head for a Showdown on Nuclear Policy 

The Trump administration has been taking the U.S. down a dangerous course by seeking new nuclear weapons. Congress can change our country’s direction, but a stark divide has emerged between the two chambers through the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process: While the House rejected several of the administration’s calls for nuclear weapons funding increases, the Senate plans to fully fund—and in some cases exceed—the administration’s requests.

Update The 2001 AUMF and Afghanistan, 18 Years Later 

On this day 18 years ago, President George W. Bush signed into law the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

Press Release Faith Groups Urge Congress to Prevent Unauthorized War with Iran 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), along with over 50 national faith organizations, urged Congress to prevent an unauthorized war with Iran.

Letter FCNL and 50+ Faith Groups Call on Congress to Prevent War With Iran 

In a letter sent to congressional leadership today, more than 50 national faith organizations urged Congress to support a key provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to prevent war with Iran. This provision, passed earlier by the House, would block government funds from being used in a war with Iran without congressional authorization.

Letter Faith Leaders Call for U.S. Leadership to Engage Peace Process in Israel/Palestine 

On the heels of the Israeli election and with the U.S. Administration preparing to release the political component of its peace plan for Israel/Palestine, 22 Christian leaders, including FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall, wrote to President Trump outlining their recommendations for U.S. policies that would help bring about a just and lasting end to the conflict in Israel-Palestine.

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