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Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Quaker Changemaker Events: April-May 

In the next two months, the Quaker Welcome Center will host two events that are part of our Quaker Changemaker Series. Join these hour-long discussions of topics linked to advocacy, our persistence, and our vision of the world we seek.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Quaker Witness at the Southern Border 

General Committee members Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan visited the U.S.-Mexico border.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Mobilizing Communities Against Police Militarization 

More than halfway through their assignments, we are seeing the blossoming of ideas developed by our Advocacy Corps–or organizers–on engaging their communities in stopping the militarization of local police. This issue especially affects communities of color and low-income neighborhoods

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: The Simplicity Testimony 

When asked to speak to the simplicity testimony, Quaker Lloyd Lee Wilson said, “Simplicity is the name we give to our effort to free ourselves to give full attention to God’s still, small voice: the sum of our efforts to subtract from our lives everything that competes with God for our attention and clear hearing.”

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Investing in Loving Our Neighbors 

How do we answer to “that of God” within every sojourner in our midst?

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Militarization of our Southern Border 

Question & Answer with Tom Vaughan

General Committee members Tom Vaughan & Sandy Feutz engage in Witness at the Southern Border by photographing what goes on there. We spoke with Tom about this work.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Quaker Religious Education on the Road 

By Beth Collea

The FCNL Quaker Welcome Center is a new “must see” stop for Quaker students and families visiting Washington, DC.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Our Progress Towards the World We Seek 

January/February 2019

FCNL made important progress during the 115th Congress, despite the prevailing hyper-partisanship.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Ending Hunger 

As House and Senate negotiators were reportedly nearing a deal on the farm bill, some 400 Quakers and friends lobbied hard to ensure that the final bill includes strong protections for SNAP (food stamps). They were in Washington, DC, for FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2018.

Washington Newsletter Washington Newsletter: Preventing Violence and Building Peace 

Despite the saber-rattling and threats of war, the House of Representatives this summer quietly and overwhelmingly voted to bolster U.S. government efforts to prevent violent conflicts that cause atrocities and genocide. It passed the Eli Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030). A similar bill awaits final passage in the Senate (S. 1158).

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