News and Resources
On May 19th, FCNL joined the American Friends Service Committee, Quaker Council for European Affairs, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, and the Quaker UN Office in releasing a shared Quaker statement on TTIP and free trade agreements.
Read the statement here.
On April 11, 121 religious traditions and organizations across the nation representing tens of millions of Americans delivered a letter to the U.S. Congress, urging their support for the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The letter asks Congress to appropriate $750 million for GCF for Fiscal Year 2017.
Read about the letter here.
Last December, through the generosity of Lindsey Fielder Cook and Jonathan Wooley of the Quaker UN Office, Jose Aguto was accredited to participate in the "Blue Zone" of the UNFCCC negotiations in Paris (COP21), during the second week.
To read more about Jose's trip, click here.
While there is no comprehensive bipartisan climate change bill at this time, there are several bipartisan bills that have already been introduced in this Congress that make significant progress towards reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Read about the bills here.
Leaders of 34 National Faith Communities around the United States sent a letter to Congress today in support of a resolution introduced by 11 Republican members that commits Congress to studying and addressing climate change, including human activities that have an impact.
Read the press release here.
With his encyclical on climate, the Pope stands with a long tradition of faiths speaking out for care of Creation. The moral perspective of the encyclical and other faith statements is an essential component to changing the conversation on climate.
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.
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.