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Peace in Our Hearts, Justice in the World

FCNL joins Friends at FGC Gathering June 30-July 6, 2019 at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA.

By Christine Ashley, June 21, 2019


FCNL staff and friends are bringing Quaker Advocacy to Grinnell College and Friends General Committee June 30-July 6, 2019. We hope to see you, if you are in town for the day or at the gathering for the week!

Let us know if you can join us! Email christine@fcnl.org.

Special Highlights

Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Grinnell’s chapel
Join FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall, Immigration activist Itzel Perez Hernandez, and FCNL Immigration and Refugee lobbyist Hannah Graf Evans for their plenary: "Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions). Advocating for Welcome, Not Walls."

Diane Randall, Hannah Evans, Itzel Perez Hernandez

Diane Randall, Hannah Evans and Itzel Perez Hernandez

Week-Long Workshop
If you are looking for a week-long workshop that will build your advocacy toolkit, look no farther. Register for "Build Your own Quaker Advocacy Campaign” with Katie Breslin, FCNL’s Young Adult Program manager and Christine Ashley, FCNL’s Quaker Field Secretary. We will collectively and individually envision, plan, and skill up for an advocacy campaign when you return home.

Friends General Committee 2019 Gathering

FCNL staff and friends are bringing Quaker Advocacy to Grinnell College and FGC June 30-July 6, 2019.

Register

Here is a calendar of events for the week during FGC’s Gathering:

Monday, July 1

3:15 p.m. - FCNL-Pathways to Peace with Riley Robinson. This is a time to hear about programs and pathways to support Quaker legislative priorities with FCNL. Whether you are a longtime advocate and supporter or newly curious, we welcome you to bring your stories, questions, visions for building advocacy opportunities in your community.

4:30 p.m. - Join Diane Randall for a book talk, “Diane’s Faves.” Diane will host a conversation about several of her favorite books which will be stocked at the FGC book store. We will also give away FCNL 75th anniversary books at the talk.

Tuesday, July 2

3:15-4:15 p.m - Join Diane Randall and Beverly Ward, Southeastern Yearly Meeting Earthcare Field Secretary at a hosted Interest Group: Quakers are Taking Action on Climate Concerns.

Thursday, July 4

8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Sharing Stories, Flexing your Advocacy Muscles with Your Neighbors: Hannah Graf Evans and Itzel Perez Hernandez with Junior Gathering

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. - Interest Group: Building power in Our Communities on Immigration Towards Welcoming Policies with Hannah Graf Evans and Itzel Perez Hernandez. Location TBD.

Friday, July 5

3:15-4:15 p.m. - Interest Group: Changing the World by Building Relationships: FCNL Advocacy Needs You with Katie Breslin and Christine Ashley. Location TBD.

7:00 p.m. - Join FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall, Advocacy Corp member Itzel Perez Hernandez, and FCNL Immigration and Refugee lobbyist Hannah Graf Evans for their plenary: *Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions). Advocating for Welcome, Not Walls *

Worship opportunities:

Join Christine Ashley Sunday, June 30, at Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting for 10:00 a.m. worship, and brunch afterwards.

  • Worship location: Des Moines Valley Friends Meeting, 4211 Grand Ave, Des Moines.

Join Diane Randall for worship at Sunday, July 7, at Minneapolis Friends Meeting for 10:00 a.m. worship and a potluck afterwards.

  • Worship Location: Minneapolis Friends Meeting, 4401 York Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Join Christine Ashley Sunday, July 7, at First Friends Church in Grinnell for 10:30 a.m. worship. Join in brunch and conversation about FCNL at brunch afterwards.

  • Worship Location: First Friends Grinnell, 1115 W St S, Grinnell, IA 50112

FCNL will also have a Quaker Organizational interest group time which is yet to be publicized!

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.