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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

Event FCNL at Ecumenical Advocacy Days 

April 21-24, 2017 in Crystal City, VA

We're excited to sponsor and participate in Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a gathering of hundreds of people of faith for advocacy and education. This year's theme is Confronting Chaos, Forging Community.

Update Why did the American Health Care Act Fail? 

On November 8th 2016, Republicans took hold of the presidency and both chambers of Congress, after heavily campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It is no wonder that many within the Washington establishment assumed the Affordable Care Act would be gone the day after Inauguration.

Statement As Friends, We Reaffirm that War Is Not the Answer in Syria 

There are no easy solutions to the violence in Syria. But our faith and experience lead us to reaffirm that bombing will not end that violence. Only by addressing the root causes of violence and conflict in Syria can we move the U.S. closer to peace.

Event Quakers at the People's Climate March 

April 28-29, 2017 in Washington, DC

Join thousands of people and hundreds of Friends at the People's Climate March. FCNL will be participating in several events the day before the march -- we hope to see you there!

Update How to Influence Congress, as Told by Rep. Ellison 

Rep. Ellison (MN) gave a rousing address to more than 400 young adults heading into meetings with their members of Congress. See what advice he gave in this video.