Events

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.

Featured

  1. Event Thursdays with Friends 

    Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation

    Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

  2. Event Witness Wednesdays 

    Wednesdays at the Quaker Welcome Center

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

  3. Event Spring Lobby Weekend  

    Save the Date: March 20-23, 2021

    At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather to learn and virtually lobby Congress.

Upcoming and Recent Events

Event Teaching Advocacy 

August 26 at 6:30 p.m. EDT | Online

Children and young adults are heading back to school amid enormous challenges and questions about the health of our democracy. How are they learning to be effective advocates and changemakers as part of their education?

Event Thursdays with Friends 

Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation

Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Event July Quaker Changemaker Event: Advocacy and the Arts 

Watch the Recording

We’ve seen how creative advocacy like baking peace dove cookies and singing to senators has brought imagination, heart, and humanity to Friends’ advocacy with FCNL—and how it has led to major breakthroughs in relationship-building with members of Congress. FCNL’s July Quaker Changemakers event will elevate creative advocacy in a discussion about music and political change.

Event Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2020 

Online | November 14-17, 2020

Be a part of Quaker advocacy that calls us to come together in Fierce Love as we work towards peace and justice. Join FCNL November 14-17, 2020 for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute online!

Event FCNL at Yearly Meetings 

Summer 2020 Virtual Intervisitation

How is Spirit moving through your yearly meeting? Through FCNL’s virtual “travel” to yearly meetings, we join in meeting for business and meeting for worship, hear leadings and concerns, and share the broader work of the Religious Society of Friends as it manifests through FCNL's advocacy.

Event Recordings

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