A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
A Moral Call
Learn more about our grassroots-based interfaith effort to persuade Congressional legislators to commit to bipartisan action on climate change.
Legislation in Congress
Read the letter that FCNL and 15 other faith organizations sent calling for the Senate to swiftly consider and pass the bipartisan S. 720, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.
News and Resources
On April 16th, Senator Hatch (R-UT), Senator Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Ryan (R-WI) introduced Fast Track legislation, which makes it easier to ram through Congress secret free trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Find our more here.
As Quakers, we are called to work for the peaceable Kingdom of God on the whole Earth, in right sharing with all peoples. We recognize a moral duty to cherish Creation for future generations.
Read the shared statement here.
FCNL urges Congress to protect the dignity of all peoples, democracy, God’s Creation, and its constitutional authority under the Commerce Clause, by opposing “Fast Track” authority for the TPP.
Read more here.
On July 30th, Jose Aguto delivered comments on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which is the strongest action ever taken by a U.S. president to address the root cause of climate disruption: human caused emissions of greenhouse gases.
Read Jose's comments here.
Religious groups and faith-based organizations the world all over are in agreement: climate disruption requires immediate action. Climate disruption disproportionately affects the poor and disenfranchised, but it also goes against the ideals of stewardship and of leaving the Earth for generations to come.
Read what these groups are saying about the environment.
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"We declare that humankind must respect the ecological integrity and the sacredness of the natural world. All on this earth are interdependent, and we are strongly mindful of the call to be wise stewards of what God has provided. Friends’ testimonies have deep relevance to the global environmental crises we see unfolding around us."