A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
If the faith community can come together to issue the moral call to conscience on climate disruption, we can work with optimism and resolve toward a thriving future.
The State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline. We can still influence Obama's final decision.
FCNL was one of many organizations to sign this letter to the U.S. Trade Representative on March 3rd.
News and Resources
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.
The U.S. will soon have its first climate refugees: the Newtok community of Native Alaskans, who are losing their homes because of climate change.
Read more here.
The United States could have helped prevent tensions in Syria from escalating into civil breakdown if it had worked with the international community to tackle the growing problem of water shortages, stemming from a terrible drought.
Read why water is key here.
FCNL sent out a letter signed by 13 faith organizations to all of the Senators. See our declaration of support for the bipartisan, energy-efficiency Shaheen-Portman bill.
Read more about the letter here.
Climate experts have been arguing that climate change has the potential to create and exacerbate violent conflict as resource scarcity becomes more severe. The United States military agrees. In their own words, here are the statements of fifteen military leaders, active and retired, on the role of climate in creating conflict.
Read what military leaders are saying about climate change.
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."