The Quaker Welcome Center was envisioned as a venue for bipartisan dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. On Oct. 4, the space once again fulfilled that vision.
In concert with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, FCNL hosted a congressional staff-only briefing with a group of experts—including FCNL’s own Anthony Wier—who recently spoke at a major conference in South Korea on diplomacy with North Korea. While in Seoul, the experts met with South Korean government officials and toured a site inside the Demilitarized Zone, where an effort is being conducted to recover the remains of soldiers lost during the Korean War.
The group talked with a collection of staff from Republican and Democratic congressional offices about the latest developments in the Inter-Korean Military Agreement and discussed prospects for U.S.-North Korean nuclear diplomacy.
The Quaker Welcome Center’s location on Capitol Hill provides an ideal space for hosting exactly this kind of respectful, informed, and partisan-free dialogue on today’s most pressing issues.