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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

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.

Event Briefing: Immigration Policy 

Wednesday, March 29 Conference Call

Join us for a national conference call for updates on what the Trump administration, Congress, and advocates around the country are doing on immigration policy.

Background Fostering Bipartisan Action on Climate Change 

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties.

Event Celebration of the Life of David Culp 

April 5, 2017 in Washington, DC

We continue to mourn the loss of David Culp, extraordinary friend and colleague. Please join the Friends Committee on National Legislation for a memorial meeting in the manner of Friends to honor David’s life.

Update What We're Reading on Syria 

On the current crisis and non-military paths forward

On the sixth anniversary of the war in Syria, we recommend a reading list covering the US's militarized missteps in Syria and the diplomatic path forward to win peace.