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Background Friends in Washington 

Since 1960, Friends in Washington have been forceful advocates for change on major issues. These experienced Friends contribute their expertise and passion to FCNL’s vision of peace and justice by traveling to Washington for short-term service.

Background Staff 

Our staff brings together expertise in professional and constituent lobbying with strong fundraising and operations support.

Background Financials and Annual Reports 

FCNL and the FCNL Education Fund continue to benefit from the generosity of our supporters, directly through Annual Fund giving and indirectly through the gifts for operations from the capital campaign. See audited financials, 990 forms, annual reports, conflict of interest policies, and legal information.

Background History 

We were founded by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1943 in response to World War II. FCNL was a lobby from the start, working directly with policymakers to solve the big challenges that affect our world. Since then, we've advocated tirelessly for peace, justice, and sustainability — and it's paid off.

Background An Epistle Encouraging Quaker Engagement with American Muslims 

If we stand together to practice equality and justice, we can enhance our understanding of American Muslims and theirs of us and raise American Muslim visibility in a positive way, which is of special importance to Muslim youth.

Background Reclaiming Identity: The Repatriation of Native Remains and Culture 

Repatriation involves a return to one's own people. In the Native American context, repatriation involves returning Native American human remains and cultural objects back to tribal members or governments centuries after their collection. 

Background Hawaiian Native Rights and Self-Determination 

The "Akaka Bill" to give Native Hawaiians similar self-governance rights to Native American tribal authorities did not become law.

Internet Privacy Policy 

fcnl.org is the website for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in the public interest. This privacy policy reflects FCNL's strong commitment to protecting your online privacy and any information you chose to share with us when you visit the website.

Background Religious Freedom for Native Americans 

Native American religious practices and the sanctity of sacred sites should be protected as de facto First Amendment rights.

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