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FCNL’s advocacy is rooted in the strength and passion of Friends. From our priorities-setting process to our encouragement of Friends to embrace their change-making power, Quaker worship and grounding lies at the heart of our work.

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  1. Background Sustaining the Peacemaker 

    Ed Snyder posits that anger, fear, success, and guilt offer only short bursts of energy for peace and justice -- not the spiritual resources needed for a lifetime of action and advocacy.

  2. Work with FCNL Visiting Friends 

    Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches to help nurture, connect, and energize Friends into faithful action. Come join us and be the spark that helps light the Fire within.

  3. Work with FCNL Meeting Contacts 

    FCNL's grassroots network includes hundreds of Quaker meetings and churches around the country.

  4. Advocacy Resource Letter Writing Project 

    Here are some ideas to help you organize letter writing sessions at your meeting, church or group or to encourage Friends to write at home.

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More on Engaging Your Quaker Meeting

Letter 78 Organizations Call on Congress to Oppose the Repeal of the Johnson Amendment 

On November 3, 2017, FCNL joined 78 organizations in sending a letter to Reps. Kevin Brady (TX) and Richard Neal (MA), respectively the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. This letter called on the Chairman and Ranking Member to oppose an amendment in the tax reform bill that would repeal the Johnson Amendment.

Letter 45 Organizations Send Letter to Senate Calling for Impactful Surveillance Reform 

On November 6, 2017, FCNL and forty-four other organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for more comprehensive surveillance reform on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

Update Quaker Witness = Might and Action 

As the nation faces the latest mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Friends are offering thoughts and prayers, holding in the light all who are touched by these human tragedies. Out of this sense of spirit, Friends are also committing to action to stop this violence.

Learn. Lobby. Lead. Report on Annual Meeting 2017 

Hundreds of Friends came together from across the country for worship, listening, advocacy, and community, as we looked forward to the next 75 years for FCNL.

Update #Faith4Dream Week of Action 

October 29-November 4

Advocating for the Dream Act (S. 1615 / H.R. 3440) is putting the faithful call to love our neighbors into action. The #Faith4Dream Praying With Dreamers Week is an interfaith effort to ensure Congress hears from people of faith this week and every week until Congress passes legislation with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.