Bigger, Bolder & Stronger than Ever
Posted on 11/23/2014 @ 02:41 PM
Annual Meeting 2014
More than 430 Quakers and like-minded activists met in Washington, DC to live our faith through action. We lobbied in support of U.S. diplomacy with Iran as the best way to guard against a nuclear-armed Iran and another war. Senators and representatives across the political spectrum thanked the group for their advocacy and more than dozen made plans for new statements in support of diplomacy. Following the Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day, FCNL’s governors met to approve members of our General Committee and set our legislative priorities for the next Congress. They also set the budget and laid out plans for advocacy work in the next year.
At Annual Meeting 2014, we focused on living our faith through action. In a moving speech on Friday night, Ruth Flower outlined how she came to FCNL's work (listen below).
The many speakers included Sen. Chris Murphy (above) and Israeli General Uzi Eilam (right). We also heard from Parker J. Palmer about the Quaker contribution to healing the heart of democracy. As always, the program assistant speeches on Saturday night (below) left a powerful impression.