Adlai Amor

Associate General Secretary for Communications


Adlai Amor, Associate Executive Secretary for Communications

As Associate General Secretary for Communications, Adlai Amor leads FCNL’s communications team to build its presence in all media platforms, oversee the organization’s marketing, and provide a strategic direction for all communications.

Adlai earned an M.S. from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York City and a Bachelor of Journalism from Silliman University, Philippines (magna cum laude).

He brings to his professional work a lifetime of devotion to the issues of development, science, the environment journalism, and the intersection of faith and politics. He has strong skills in strategic communications, integrating traditional and digital media, brand management, social media, advocacy, marketing, media relations and journalism.

Prior to joining FCNL, Adlai directed Bread for the World’s communications and marketing team. He was instrumental in transforming Bread from a legacy advocacy organization into a digital one. In 2015, he initiated Bread's first integrated digital marketing project. Anchored on the 2016 presidential elections, the project added 1.1 million voters to Bread's online activist pool. In 2017, he also started Bread's first content marketing project, The Hunger Reports.

In the Philippines, Adlai worked as an editor for Depthnews Asia, published a daily newspaper (NewsTime), and trained journalists in Asia and the Pacific. He subsequently led WWF’s Conservation News Service in Switzerland, before becoming the director of training at the International Center for Journalists in Washington, DC.

Afterward, he also managed the communications departments of Greenpeace USA, the World Resources Institute, the Asian American Justice Center, and The Global Fund for Children. He has managed diverse teams of up to 26 persons.

Adlai is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a former chair of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation and a trustee of the San Francisco Theological Seminary. Adlai is fluent in three languages.

adlai@fcnl.org

Articles by Adlai Amor

Background We Cannot Afford to Sit Back as White Supremacy Wrecks Our Society 

The world changed following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black women and men. Millions of people were motivated to publicly protest these brutal murders and to proclaim that Black lives matter. Their deaths were the tipping point that roused the public’s conscience to confront racism publicly.

Update The Legacy of Soldiers in the Streets 

Since Donald Trump threatened to use soldiers to quell the largely peaceful protests supporting our black siblings who have been victims of police brutality and institutional racism, I have been having trouble sleeping.

Update Quaker Decision-Making as Spiritual Practice 

How learning how to clerk helped center my spirit this Advent

Prior to Advent, I spent a November weekend at Pendle Hill, the Quaker retreat center outside of Philadelphia. I wanted to learn about the Quaker decision-making and clerking process—not only to understand it better, but also to see what I could incorporate into my job at FCNL.

Update Congress Needs to Stop Endless Wars and Restore Congress’ Power to Decide When the U.S. Goes to War 

Radio Public Service Announcement

Soon, the House of Representatives could approve legislation that would revoke the president’s ability to justify open-ended warfare across the world. But Congress will only act if they hear from people like you.