FCNL is governed by a General Committee of approximately 180 Friends, the majority of whom have been appointed by 26 Yearly Meetings and seven national Friends' organizations.

The General Committee meets each November to conduct business at FCNL's Annual Meeting. The executive and standing committees oversee the program and administration of FCNL between Annual Meetings.

Articles by General Committee

Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation seeks to bring spiritual values and Friends’ testimonies to bear on public policy decisions.

Minute on Institutionalized Sexism 

The General Committee approved a minute calling on Policy and Executive Committees to address institutionalized sexism.

Background The World We Seek 

FCNL's Statement of Legislative Policy

Our legislative policy rises out of our belief that there is that of God in every person and that all creation has worth and dignity. Facing profound global challenges and great opportunity, we speak from our faith for a new vision of how the world community can live together more peacefully and justly and with greater care for each other and our shared world.

Background Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines 

We believe that it is extremely important that our financial investments are consistent with FCNL’s vision of a world free of war and the threat of war, a society with equity and justice for all, a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled, and an earth restored.

Background An Epistle Encouraging Quaker Engagement with American Muslims 

If we stand together to practice equality and justice, we can enhance our understanding of American Muslims and theirs of us and raise American Muslim visibility in a positive way, which is of special importance to Muslim youth.

Statement Statement Regarding Anti-Terrorism Compliance 

Many foundations and other institutional funders are now requiring that grantees certify as a condition for receiving a grant that they are not supporting terrorism.

Statement War Is the Ultimate Rejection of God's Creation 

As the U.S. government prepares to expand its military action against Iraq into a preemptive war for regime change, we call on our policymakers and the world community to employ peaceful strategies to address the problems of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and abusive regimes.