A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
A Moral Call
To solve the problem of climate change, Congress must first acknowledge its existence and the human contribution to it. FCNL is helping legislators have candid, confidential conversations to find bipartisan leaders. Talking to members of Congress about climate change from a faith and moral perspective is a practical, political strategy to establish common ground.
News and Resources
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.
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."