FCNL policy committee member Michael Snarr recently co-authored a book that profiles seven individuals living out their faith through service to others. Emily Wirzba, FCNL’s lead environmental lobbyist, was one of them.
The Religion Communicators Council recently granted FCNL five DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards in recognition of the excellence of its communications work in 2019. RCC is the oldest group of its kind and the DeRose-Hinkhouse is most prestigious in the field
of religious communications.
When FCNL finished renovations in 2005, it earned a notable honor: 245 2nd Street became the first green building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Now, more than a decade later, FCNL’s drive to minimize its environmental footprint has earned it a platinum rating, the highest level for a green building.
When I first walked through FCNL’s doors, a 2013 college graduate filled with zeal to change the world, I knew a few things. First, I was passionate about climate change and environmental issues. Second, I wanted to enact structural change to address the problem and was eager to see how lobbying and advocacy could make a difference.
At no time since we first celebrated Earth Day 50 years ago have we experienced such an environmental crisis as today. Climate change and the depletion of the Earth’s ecosystems are having a devastating impact on us all. Last year, we ended the hottest decade and second hottest year in modern history.
Our advocacy is rooted in the conviction that a better world is possible. As people of faith and conscience, we bring our deeply held beliefs into our work for policy change, and we know how important and powerful it can be to frame our advocacy in the language of our faith.
Washington, DC – More than 60 national and international groups urged the administration, Congressional leadership, and the American public today to reject once and for all the worldwide production and use of anti-personnel landmines and join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty.
The impeachment question before the Senate was a test of the power Congress and the American people are willing to give the president. The Senate’s vote to acquit Donald J. Trump of the impeachment charges cemented the reality of a profound partisan divide on this question. It sanctioned the president to use the power of the office to suit his needs, largely unchecked by Congress.
FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects Quaker testimonies with legislation in the U.S. Congress and the administration.
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