American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court
    Advocating for full US support of the ICC.
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    Background

    The United States Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court (US FENICC) is a coalition of religious, interfaith, ethical and humanist NGOs, communities and entities that examine the moral, ethical, and religious considerations surrounding the Court. FENICC claims a special role in raising awareness about the ICC at many levels, including at the grassroots level. The Network through its member organizations promotes the ICC and helps to shape the ICC by disseminating information about the Court to its respective communities.

    Vision

    FENICC's vision is its common belief in justice, redress, the dignity of each human and the universality of the human family, values which are advanced by the universal acceptance of the International Criminal Court, including by the United States.

    Mission

    In service of this vision, FENICC's mission is to work collectively in its communities to achieve a greater understanding of the ICC which reflects our shared values and will support the universal adoption of the Rome Statute, including the earliest possible ratification of it by the United States, to be supported by a closer US relationship to express and be enriched by FENICC members.

    Strategies

    • FENICC member organizations commit themselves to support the Court and will mobilize their adherents to that end through their respective services, rituals, practices and meetings.
    • They will promote education and awareness of the mission, membership and objectives of the Faith and Ethics Network to faith and ethics-based constituencies, elected officials, media and the general public.
    • They will join in the programs of international civil society to further develop and strengthen the ICC.
    • They will engage and collaborate with national civil societies for a strong US relationship with the ICC, and eventual US ratification of the Rome Statute.

    Tactics

    • FENICC members formally commit themselves to support the Court and will mobilize their adherents to that end through their respective services, rituals, practices and meetings.
    • FENICC members will join in the programs of national and international civil society to further develop and strengthen the ICC.
    • FENICC members will especially pursue their commitments through ecumenical and interfaith activities.

    Meetings

    FENICC meets the last Wednesday of each month, usually in the Presbyterian Conference Room on the 7th Floor of the Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, New York. FENICC members receive confirmation of the date, location and agenda of each meeting from Chair Bruce Knotts.

    Members and Their Commitments and Statements

    We welcome the participation of all religious, faith, ethical and humanist organizations. For information about attending meetings or joining US FENICC, please contact Chair Bruce Knotts.

    1. Bahá'ís of the United States
    2. B'nai B'rith International
    3. Church World Service
    4. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    5. Fellowship of Reconciliation
    6. Imani Works
    7. Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights of the American Jewish Committee
    8. Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
    9. Mennonite Central Committee
    10. National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
    11. National Ethical Service of the American Ethical Union
    12. Presbyterian Church (USA)
    13. Temple of Understanding
    14. Union for Reform Judaism
    15. Unitarian Universalist Association
    16. United Church of Christ
    17. United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
    18. World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)

    Other Commitments and Statements

    FENICC collects ICC-related commitments and statements by other religious, faith, ethical and humanist organizations. Please send us any additional commitments and statements not included below.

    Contact Information

    Bruce Knotts
    Chair, US Faith and Ethics Network for the ICC
    Director, Unitarian Universalist Association United Nations Office
    777 UN Plaza, Suite 7G
    New York, NY 10017
    Tel: (212) 986-5165
    Fax: (212) 983-5498
    bknotts@uua.org
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