FCNL at Yearly Meetings

Summer 2018 Across the Country

By Christine Ashley


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

Yearly Meeting travel is a crucial time for FCNL staff to stay grounded in the Religious Society of Friends while inviting Friends to participate in Quaker advocacy.

75th YAF Katie Advocacy Corps

While traveling at yearly meetings...

We engage, not only through workshops but through lunch tables, interest groups, etc.

We listen! What are the big issues the YM is dealing with? What policy issues are Friends concerned about and how can FCNL help?

We invite Friends to join FCNL’s advocacy efforts, governance, and ongoing fiscal support.

We follow up with people and meetings and churches. We want to build Quaker Advocacy!

We invite you, as constituents, to start a conversation with the FCNL liaison at your yearly meeting, ask questions of your yearly meeting’s FCNL representatives, and deepen your engagement with Quaker advocacy through FCNL. At FCNL-led workshops, we offer up tools and skills for Spirit-led action to help make change possible.

Yearly Meeting Travel

Yearly meetings are in chronological order. Liaisons marked with an asterisk are Visiting Friends or Advocacy Corps organizers.

If you do not see your yearly meeting here and would like to extend an invitation for summer of 2018, or if you have a correction for us, please contact Christine Ashley at cashley@fcnl.org.

Resources

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.

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.

Christine Ashley

  • Quaker Field Secretary

Christine Ashley has the honor of nurturing and deepening FCNL’s relationships with Friends across the United States. In this role, Christine develops and sustains FCNL's engagement with individuals both within the Religious Society of Friends and with seekers for the Quaker way of living Faith in to action.