A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
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.
A Moral Call
Learn more about our grassroots-based interfaith effort to persuade Congressional legislators to commit to bipartisan action on climate change.
Sea Level Rise
On September 18th, FCNL, the Franciscan Action Network and the Kingdom of the Netherlands hosted a briefing on the impacts of sea level rise for coastal populations at home and around the world, and how we might address them.
News and Resources
On May 12th, the U.S. Senate failed again to advance the Shaheen-Portman bill (S.2262), a popular energy efficiency bill cosponsored by 7 Republicans and 6 Democrats.
Read what happened 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.
President Obama’s proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2015 reflects the Administration’s robust commitment to address the challenges of climate disruption.
Read more about the budget here.
The State Department released its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement of the Keystone XL pipeline. We can still influence Obama's final decision.
Read more 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.
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."