1. Event

Thursdays with Friends

Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation

By Diane Randall, July 14, 2020

Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Thursdays with Friends

This online community conversation will be conducted via Zoom, using enhanced security protocols, and live streamed on YouTube and Facebook. It airs every other Thursday from 4:00-4:30 p.m. EDT, starting April 9.

Thursdays with Friends


Thursdays with Friends is hosted by FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall. It will feature FCNL lobbyists and Friends.

Whether we are gathered in person or online, we are convinced by our faith and experience to continue building the peaceful, just, equitable, and sustainable global community we seek.


August 6: 75 Years After Hiroshima
The United States is planning to spend over a trillion dollars to maintain and enhance its nuclear weapons arsenal for decades to come, while the Trump administration is abandoning hard-won agreements aiming to reduce chances of nuclear war. Seventy-five years later, what must be done to make sure the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are never repeated? Register here.

August 20: Elections in the Time of COVID-19
Join us as we discuss the challenges facing voters in what is shaping up to be one of the most consequential elections of our time. Register here.


View past event recordings via our Thursdays with Friends YouTube Playlist.

Diane Randall

  • General Secretary

Diane Randall is the General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Diane leads FCNL’s staff to effectively educate and lobby for the policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL’s General Committee. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.