Our Work

FCNL is much more than our lobbyists in Washington, DC. We're thousands of people across the country working for peace, justice, and sustainability. At local and national events, we bring people together for advocacy and community.

We hope you'll be able to join us for regional events and conference calls, or travel to Washington, DC for Annual Meeting and Spring Lobby Weekend.


  1. Event Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2019 

    November 14-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

    Be a part of Quaker advocacy that challenges us to Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions) as we work together towards peace and justice. Join FCNL November 14-17, 2019 for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

  2. Event Witness Wednesdays 

    Wednesdays at the Quaker Welcome Center

    On Wednesdays, join FCNL at the Quaker Welcome Center, where witness meets advocacy.

  3. Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 

    Saturday March 28 - Tuesday March 31 in Washington, DC

    At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Event The Pendle Hill Quaker Institute: Practicing Our Heritage of Mysticism and Resistance 

Dec. 12-15, 2019 | Wallingford, PA

On Dec. 12-15, José Woss, FCNL’s Legislative Manager for Criminal Justice and Election Integrity, will join other leaders at Pendle Hill’s Quaker Institute.

Event Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day: The Long Arc of FCNL Advocacy 

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Columbus Day overlooks a painful colonial history and minimizes the important contributions made by Indigenous peoples throughout this continent’s history. That’s why FCNL has chosen to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead.

Event Restore Pell Grants for Incarcerated Students: Briefing with Rep. Danny Davis and Jose Woss 

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This fall Congress has a chance do do something life-changing: restore access to Pell Grans for incarcerated students. On September 10, 2019, FCNL hosted a special briefing with Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07) and José Woss, FCNL’s legislative manager for criminal justice.

Event Working Together to End Gun Violence: Meet Advocacy Corps Organizers and Take Action 

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In response to recent mass shootings and the pain that has swept our communities once again, young people are raising their voices and taking a stand against gun violence. You can join this movement!

Event A Religious Perspective on Carbon Pricing 

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As the impacts of climate change continue to worsen, Congress is stepping up its consideration of policies that will address our contribution to climate change and support communities suffering its effects. This webinar, featuring Emily Wirzba, FCNL’s Legislative Representative for Sustainable Energy & Environment, provides a faith-based perspective on one such proposal: carbon pricing.

Event Recordings

View past event recordings via our Quaker Welcome Center YouTube Playlist.