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  1. Event Gratitude: A Radical (and Essential) Act 

    What would our society would look like if we embraced gratitude? Not just privately, in gratitude journals and personal prayers… but as a civic practice?

  2. Update Imagine a World without Fear 

    Imagine a world in where women don’t need to expect men to harass or assault them; where people of color don’t have to be afraid of police; where immigrants and refugees are treated with compassion; where every child is beloved; where non-violent methods are the normal way to settle conflict; where every government works to reduce climate change.

  3. Update New IPCC Report Offers Stark Warning on the Climate Crisis 

    The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a landmark report on the levels of warming our planet can safely withstand and the steps we will need to take to avert a climate crisis. The prognosis is even worse than many had previously thought.

  4. Background Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act  

    S. 3368, H.R. 5273

    World-wide levels of violence are at a 25-year peak, undercutting stability, reversing development gains, and spurring a global migration crisis not seen since World War II. For the first time in history, violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement.

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Support FCNL What Does "Lobbyist" Mean to You? 

Who do you imagine when you hear about lobbyists? While there are plenty of lobbyists motivated by huge profits, FCNL has a different view of lobbying. 

Event Quaker Public Policy Institute 2018 

The Quaker Public Policy Institute (QPPI), November 29-30, will be the first two days of FCNL’s broader Annual Meeting. Just weeks after voters elect a new Congress, join us to lobby for justice.

Background Native American Legislative Update 

October 2018

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Lacina Tangnaqudo Onco (Shinnecock/Kiowa).

Work with FCNL Strategic Human Resources Director 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking an experienced Director of Human Resources Management. FCNL is an established Capitol Hill non-partisan Quaker lobby in the public interest. We advocate for peace and justice and a sustainable environment. We are seeking a leader who will be responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the Human Resources functions at FCNL. This is a senior position within the organization and requires extensive interaction with the management team and the Executive Secretary.

Legislative Ask Protect Families Struggling with Hunger 

We are called to feed hungry and clothe poor people.

The farm bill (H.R. 2) is the largest source of food assistance for millions of struggling families in our country. The Senate and House have passed different version of the bill and are currently reconciling them. The biggest hurdle to completing conference negotiations between the House and the Senate is the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The House version of the farm bill, passed by just two votes (213-211), would take food away from people unable to find a job.

Letter 23 Organizations Call on Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention 

Twenty-three faith-based and humanitarian organizations urge robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

Event A Friend in Washington explores art, faith, and advocacy at FCNL  

Welling Hall will present her gun violence sculptures and give an artist talk “Art Transforming Violence” on November 14, 2018, in the Quaker Welcome Center.

Update Trump’s Methane Rollbacks Are Another Part of the Dangerous Antiregulatory Agenda 

Methane is an incredibly dangerous greenhouse gas. Although it does not last as long as carbon dioxide, it traps 86 times more heat in its first 20 years in the atmosphere. Scientists consider this gas to be a major contributor to climate change.

Diane Randall Speaks at Quaker Fundraisers Gathering 

Diane Randall was happy for the opportunity to give the keynote address at Friends Fiduciary’s 2018 Quaker Fundraisers Gathering on September 30, 2018 .

Background Inside the Greenhouse  

October 2018

Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter about FCNL’s environmental work, ways to engage members of Congress, and stories that impact our work.

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