A Quaker Lobby
The Religious Society of Friends, also called Quakers, emerged as a Christian denomination in England in the 1600s, during the religious turmoil surrounding the English Civil War. Since that time, Quakers have spoken out in support of legislation and good government practices that embody the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, equality, and integrity. In our lobbying, we at FCNL try to talk with—and listen to—everyone, including people with whom we don’t expect to agree.
FCNL is governed by members of the Religious Society of Friends, and our network is grounded in Friends meetings and churches around the country. FCNL's network includes tens of thousands of people from many different races, religions, cultures.
Who Are the Quakers?
The Quaker Information Center is a useful resource to learn about the Religious Society of Friends and what they believe in.
Looking for Quakers around you? Find a nearby meeting or church.
See a list of Quaker organizations and resources.
Why Do Quakers Lobby?
Click here to find out how FCNL's incoming Executive Secretary, outgoing Executive Secretary, and Associate Executive Secretary find grounding in their Quaker faith to do their lobbying work.
Quakers have been speaking truth to power for 350 years! Take this quiz to find out how much you know about the history of Friendly Witness.
Access an archive of worship quotes and queries about the connection between faith and lobbying.
Ask the Quakers You Know to Lobby!
Help change policy in Washington by building a bridge between your meeting or church and FCNL. Find out about becoming an FCNL Contact for your meeting or church; please call 1-800-630-1330 ext. 2505 to sign-up. As an FCNL contact for your church or meeting, you will receive a copy of our monthly newsletter just for our contacts. You can find all of our Contacts Newsletters on our website.
A Theological Perspective on Quaker Lobbying
Read the full FCNL pamphlet by Margery Post Abbott here. Invite Friends and others in your community to gather in worship and discussion on this perspective on Quaker lobbying.