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Our Work

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. Advocacy Resource Five Ways Forward for Friends 

    Here are resources you can use guide and amplify your work as Quaker advocates. Join a community of Friends nationwide working for peace and justice.

  2. Advocacy Resource Meeting Minutes as Advocacy Tools 

    In Quaker meetings and churches, meeting minutes represent the wording of a decision or an agreed upon action to be taken by the meeting or church as a whole. FCNL recognizes the vitality of minutes as advocacy tools and as a means of communicating to members of Congress how a body of their constituents is thinking and acting on a particular issue.

  3. Work with FCNL Visiting Friends 

    When Faith and Witness Find Feet

    FCNL Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches, sharing how Quaker advocacy and FCNL can help Friends live out their own faith through action. As a Visiting Friend, you will invite Friends to take spirit-led action in meaningful and effective ways, and connect Friends with opportunities to witness for the World We Seek.

Quaker Welcome Center Event Recordings

More on Engaging Your Quaker Meeting

Statement The Only America We Know Is an America at War 

As young adults, we only faintly remember what life was like before Sept. 11, if we remember at all. Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, we have made it through elementary, middle, and high school. We’ve applied to colleges, finished our degrees, moved away from home, and entered the workforce—and the entire time, the U.S. has been carrying out military actions halfway across the world.

Advocacy Resource War is Not the Answer 

MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Democracy, Elections, and People of Faith 

The political campaigns and debates leading up to the November 2020 national elections are challenging the notion that candidates running for Congress or the presidency have seen the 10-foot sign on the front of the FCNL Building that reads, “Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions).”

Background Questions for Candidates  

Elections 2020

The 2020 elections will lay the groundwork for FCNL’s advocacy for peace and justice in the next two years. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization. We encourage you to raise FCNL’s legislative agenda by asking candidates any of the following questions:

Background Effectively Engaging Election Candidates 

Elections 2020

As the November 2020 election approaches, political candidates are hosting town halls, talking to voters, and listening more closely to constituents.