Bobby Trice

Bobby is the Quaker Engagement Associate. He works alongside Alicia McBride (Director of Quaker Leadership) to cultivate relationships with Friends and other FCNL constituents. He supports Quakers’ spirit-led advocacy on Capitol Hill and around the nation.

Bobby is FCNL's first point of contact for Friends and fosters open channels of communication between FCNL and the wider Quaker world. He coordinates FCNL staff engagement with Quaker communities to listen to Friends' concerns, facilitate empowerment, and make meaningful action on public policy more accessible.

He manages programs to train students and Quakers in effective grassroots lobbying and coordinates collective action on issues of peace and justice. Bobby co-creates (virtual) events and spaces for community-building, spiritual deepening, advocacy, and civic engagement. Through his work with Quaker communities, he helps ground FCNL's advocacy in the testimonies of its founding tradition. He currently attends Friends Meeting of Washington in DC.

Bobby holds a B.A. in social work and sociology/anthropology from Warren Wilson College. Most recently, he held positions with FCNL as the Program Assistant for Quaker Outreach and Advocacy Corps Organizer. Prior to moving to DC, he was a local policy advocate with Children First in Asheville, North Carolina.

Bobby comes to FCNL from Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting. He is originally from Nevada City, California.

Articles by Bobby Trice

Background Remembering the Roots of Quaker Advocacy 

Like many convinced Quakers, my advocacy work brought me to the Religious Society of Friends and I never left. Nourished by the spiritual community I found among Friends, I was led to join the Quaker legacy of standing up for peace and justice.

Update Online or Off, Spirit Weaves Us Together 

FCNL’s Domestic Policy Legislative Director Amelia Kegan preached these words two weeks ago to a Zoom room of North Pacific Yearly Meeting Friends during their virtual Annual Sessions:

Event FCNL at Yearly Meetings 

Summer 2020 Virtual Intervisitation

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

Update Living Faithfully: Young Adult Friends Find Meaning in FCNL’s Priorities Process  

A group of Young Adult Friends in New England Yearly Meeting (NEYM) were the first to participate in FCNL’s legislative priorities discernment process for the 117th Congress. They provided essential input for shaping FCNL’s legislative agenda and found meaning in faithful discernment.

Statement The Only America We Know Is an America at War 

As young adults, we only faintly remember what life was like before Sept. 11, if we remember at all. Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, we have made it through elementary, middle, and high school. We’ve applied to colleges, finished our degrees, moved away from home, and entered the workforce—and the entire time, the U.S. has been carrying out military actions halfway across the world.

Update World Quaker Day: Restoring the Earth and Growing Friends' Witness 

Celebrating World Quaker Day at FCNL

As we celebrate the sixth annual World Quaker Day on Oct. 6, I am pondering how we can sustain ourselves in the work of long-term witness. As a newly convinced Friend and Young Fellow at FCNL, I see lifting up community and togetherness as one way forward in sustaining Quaker faith and practice.