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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 Earlham School of Religion Leadership Conference 

August 11-13, 2017 in Richmond, IN

The compelling urge to create new venues for service and ministry rises from deep within. FCNL's Diane Randall will give a keynote address at the conference.

Update What We're Reading on Yemen 

Lawmakers and advocates call to stop US arms sales to end devastating Yemen war

On the eve on President Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, voices opposed to US complicity in the Saudi war in Yemen are multiplying. Sens. Todd Young and Chris Murphy spoke out on the Senate floor, Rep. Pocan spoke up in the pages of the Washington Post, and numerous experts published articles opposing the Saudi arms deals.

Update Quaker Peacebuilding Efforts Before Kenya's Elections 

According to David Bucura, coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative, "Kenya is in tension and is hot in some places now. There is big tension before the elections.” AGLI is a project of the Friends Peace Teams which supports peace activities in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Event FCNL at Yearly Meetings 

Summer 2017 Across the Country

How is Spirit moving through your yearly meeting? Through FCNL’s travel to yearly meetings, we join in meeting for business, hear leadings and concerns, and share the broader work of the Religious Society of Friends as it manifests through the work of FCNL.

Event The World We Seek: Now Is the Time 

May 31, 2017 Webinar

Please join a webinar featuring Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation.