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Diane Randall's Letter to Friends

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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.

75 Years for Peace and Justice

More on Engaging Your Quaker Meeting

Event Let’s Talk Climate Solutions with Rep. Costello  

May 22, 2019 | Recording Now Available

Rep. Ryan Costello (PA-06) has been key to the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s work to foster bipartisan climate change action in Congress. On May 22, he joined FCNL advocates for a special climate briefing.

Statement Diane Randall: Today we renew our commitment to fully repeal the 2001 AUMF and bring an end to endless wars. 

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) has kept the United States and much of the world in a perpetual state of war for nearly 18 years. On May 22, members of Congress and advocates participated in a press conference to call on Congress to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), prevent war with Iran, and reassert Congress's constitutional authority on matters of war and peace.

Event Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2019 

November 13-17, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Be a part of Quaker advocacy that challenges us to Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions). Join FCNL November 13-17, 2019 for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Event Fostering Civic Oversight with Law Enforcement: Two Quakers’ Stories  

July 10, 2019 6:30 p.m. EDT | Zoom Video Conference

Join us on July 10 for our next Quaker Change Maker event featuring Dwight Wilson and Eduardo Diaz, two seasoned Quakers who have served as national leaders in the work for civilian oversight of law enforcement.

Update "I am part of a generation that has not meaningfully known a country that is at peace." 

FCNL Young Fellow, Chris Kearns-McCoy offers a public comment before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

On April 25, 2019, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service hosted a public hearing on policy options related to selected service, also known as the military draft.