Quaker Meetings

Spirit-led action with meetings, churches, and worship groups

Diane Randall's Letter to Friends

Read the update here 

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.

75 Years for Peace and Justice

More on Engaging Your Quaker Meeting

Event White Privilege Conference 

March 20-23, 2019 | Cedar Rapids, IA

The WPC provides a challenging, collaborative and comprehensive experience. They strive to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations.

Event Tumult, Turmoil and Truth: Vital Quaker Witness Today 

April 1, 2019 | 2019 Stephen G. Cary Memorial Lecture at Pendle Hill

In a tumultuous world filled with turmoil and abounding in lies and half-truths, the voice of Quakers in the public sphere is needed more than ever. Quakers have gifts for witness, standing for peace, nonviolence, protection of our planet, concern for the oppressed, neglected, and scorned.

Background The For the People Act  

Bill Analysis of H.R. 1

On the second day of the 116th Congress, the new House Democratic introduced a major piece of legislation to address election integrity. The bill’s main components focus on voting and election laws, campaign finance, and ethics.

Advocacy Resource FCNL Meetups: April-June 2019 

Seek, Meet(up), and Advocate

Want to change the world? Want to bring your concerns to Congress using FCNL’s effective tools and resources? Become a Meetup Motivator!

2019 Policy Revision Process 

Update to “The World We Seek: Statement of Legislative Policy”

American society, our political order and culture have changed dramatically over the past several years. While some issues and challenges are omnipresent, others have arisen anew. We believe that Friends can play a unique role in discerning and envisioning a more peaceful, just, and inclusive world. We turn to you as we look to revise and update FCNL’s foundational policy document - The World We Seek: Statement of Legislative Policy (Policy Statement).