FCNL at Yearly Meetings

Summer 2017 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.

At the same time, yearly meetings ground our staff and community in the many facets of Quakerism and the faith and practice of Friends throughout the country.

We invite you 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. 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.

  • Montana Gathering of Friends: February 24-26, 2017 with Jasmine Krotkov* and Maurice Warner*
  • Piedmont Friends Fellowship: March 10-12, 2017 with Kavita Hardy*
  • Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative): March 25-26, 2017 with Christine Ashley
  • Southeastern Yearly Meeting: April 12-16, 2017 with Katie Breslin and Aurelio Anderson*
  • South Central Yearly Meeting: April 12-16, 2017 with Tom Cassidy* and Elizabeth Scott*
  • Wyoming Friends Gathering: May 19-21, 2017 with Christine Ashley
  • Northern Yearly Meeting: May 26-29, 2017 with Katie Breslin
  • YAFCON: June 2-7, 2017 with Tommy Wrenn* and Christine Ashley
  • Intermountain Yearly Meeting: June 11-18, 2017 with Mary Comfort Ferrell
  • Illinois Yearly Meeting: June 21-25, 2017 with Rebecca Harris
  • Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association: June 15-18, 2017 with Jamie DeMarco
  • Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting: June 14-18, 2017 with Alicia McBride
  • Friends General Conference: July 2-8, 2017 with Christine Ashley, Katie Breslin, and Aurelio Anderson*
  • Friends United Meeting Triennial: July 12-16, 2017 with Christine Ashley, Theo Sitther, and Riley Robinson
  • Pacific Yearly Meeting: July 14-19, 2017 with Stephen Donahoe and Joelly Mejia*
  • North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative): July 13-16, 2017 with Annie Boggess* and Tom Bertrand*
  • Northwest Yearly Meeting: July 23-27, 2017 with Kate Gould
  • Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative): July 25-30, 2017 with Jose Woss
  • North Pacific Yearly Meeting: July 26-30, 2017 with Kate Gould
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting: July 26-30, 2017 with Emily Wirzba, Christine Ashley, and Jim Cason
  • Western Yearly Meeting: July 27-30, 2017 with Barbara Monahan
  • Lake Erie Yearly Meeting: July 27-30, 2017 with Jamie DeMarco
  • Baltimore Yearly Meeting: July 31-August 6, 2017 with Christine Ashley, and Theo Sitther
  • Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative): August 1-5, 2017 with Earl Smith* and Sylvia Thomas*
  • New England Yearly Meeting: August 5-10, 2017 with Hannah Evans and Christine Ashley


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.