A Moral Call

Call to Conscience on Climate Change

The US Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. For Congress to be part of the solution, collaboration between legislators from both political parties are needed. Over the past 3 years, FCNL, with concerned citizens across the nation with diverse organizations across civil society, has helped foster a new moral, bipartisan and cooperative spirit in Congress. We all played key roles in the introduction of resolution on climate change by 11 House Republicans in September 2015. We continue to foster this spirit so that Congress can craft meaningful legislative solutions.

News and Resources

Trade for well-being, not just for profit

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.

121 Religious Communities Urge Congress to Support the Green Climate Fund

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.

Post-Paris Impressions

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.

Bipartisan Climate Legislation Supported by FCNL

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.

34 National Faith Leaders Support Congressional Dialogue on Climate Change

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.

A Moral Call to Action on Climate

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.

Facing the Challenge of Climate Change: A Shared Statement by Quaker Groups

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.

Faith Groups Speak Out on the Environment

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."

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