Where witness meets advocacy. Located across the street from the U.S. Senate, the Quaker Welcome Center is a place for dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability.
The Quaker Welcome Center hosts programs and events that equip people to change policy, nurture integrity in governance, and collaborate across political differences.
The Quaker Welcome Center is a green building, the first floor of which houses a living room-style meeting space and a conference room. The top two floors are residential with one apartment reserved for the Friend in Washington program, an advocacy residency for Quakers.
Note: FCNL’s offices are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still join our virtual events.
On Wednesdays, join FCNL at the (virtual) Quaker Welcome Center for a time of silent reflection. Inspired by Quaker worship, this is a time to reflect together in community. Everyone is welcome.
Through the Quaker Welcome Center, FCNL hosts the Quaker Changemaker Series, monthly online events bringing individual Friends’ witness in the world into conversation with FCNL’s Quaker advocacy work.
Contact us to organize a visit with your meeting or church, Advocacy Team, college/university, organization, or school group.
Environmental Sustainability at the Quaker Welcome Center
In keeping with FCNL’s mission to seek an earth restored, nearly every aspect of the building’s construction was designed to minimize its environmental impact. These features include:
- Solar panels
- Smart utility meters, tracking energy use and peaks
- Green roof that reduces storm water runoff
- Pervious hardscaping and landscaping to manage water runoff
- Energy-efficient and smart LED lighting
- Low-flow toilets
- Energy-efficient windows
- Non-toxic, sustainable, and locally-sourced materials
- Adapted designs for sustainability and historical integrity
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