- Thursdays with Friends was an online conversation series which ran April 2020-Dec. 2021. It featured a brief, 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.
Reviewing what we did to promote peace in 2020 and laying the groundwork for a new a season of peace in 2021.
Featured Guest: Diana Ohlbaum, FCNL Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy
- Stephen Donahoe, FCNL’s director of development, talks with outgoing FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall about the impact of her decade-long leadership of FCNL.
For decades, activists from various faith groups have been lobbying congress, especially on issues of peace and justice. With our country’s changing demographic, can they still be effective in shaping Congressional actions on such issues as immigration and economic justice?
FCNL believes that health care is a right. We seek a world where all people have adequate resources to maintain their health, where health care is supported by the federal government, and where health outcomes are considered in all matters of public policy.
- The extension of the New START treaty, the only treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, bodes well for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Yet, there are other opportunities today. Diane’s guest will be Emma Belcher, a nuclear non-proliferation expert and president, Ploughshares Fund.
- It has been 24 years since the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty was first signed. Although the United States was among the first to call for it, it still has not ratified the treaty. Today, 60 countries are still contaminated by anti-personnel mines. Children accounted for 54% of all the resulting civilian casualties in 2019. Join us on April 8 for a Thursdays with Friends discussion with Ursala Knudsen-Latta, FCNL’s legislative representative for peacebuilding.
- Join Diane Randall and Marisa León-Gómez Sonet, FCNL’s legislative associate for immigration and refugee policy, for a conversation about the state of immigration policy in the United States.
- Join me for a conversation with Shoshana Abrams to learn how FCNL Advocacy Teams are engaging with their elected officials.
- The latest IPCC Report is essentially “code red” for the planet. The science is clear: Humans are unequivocally warming the atmosphere, ocean, and land, and the impacts of that warming are already being felt across the globe. In this crisis, communities of color will be the most affected.