The FCNL Network: Profiles
Here at FCNL we have been talking to members of our diverse network. Find out more about some of the many people who contribute to FCNL's mission.
Alice Hoffman, an FCNL liaison in Philadelphia, has been challenging the status quo for most of her life, since before the Vietnam War when she protested against universal military training.
Anna Crumley-Effinger, a lifelong Quaker, a Earlham College graduate, a former member of the Field Committee, and a former Quaker United Nations Office intern, now works with the American Friends Service Committee.
Anthony Christopher-Smith is a member of Atlanta Friends Meeting, recently earned a Masters of Social Work, and has a keen interest in how the administration and Congress can work toward a more peaceful and just world.
Aura Kanegis, the director of the Washington office of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and a former FCNL intern and staff member, is drawn to FCNL’s perspective on policy work because it is rooted in a Quaker approach.
Bill Rogers is a member of FCNL's General Committee, a former president of Guilford College, and an advocate for quality continuing care for older people.
Catherine Shaw might not be where she is today if not for FCNL. At the very least she doubts she would have the same skills and insight without her experience as an FCNL intern.
Chrysanthi Leon, a professor of sociology and criminal justice in Newark, Delaware, says she has chosen her career in part because it continues work she was introduced to as an intern at FCNL
Cush Anthony enriches FCNL with a variety of perspectives: those of a former Maine state legislator, a former FCNL Friend in Washington, an FCNL committee member, and, now, a member of a Unitarian Universalist Church,
Debbie Hejl is a busy woman. She teaches and chairs the history department at an Indianapolis high school; she has three grown children; and she is active in her meeting.
Dolores Martinez learned about FCNL and the "War Is Not the Answer" campaign in 2007.
Hal Wright is a member of Mountain View Monthly Meeting (Denver, Colorado), Intermountain Yearly Meeting.
Jonathan Brown is a busy professional in Seattle, WA and father of 2 children. Although he is not employed in Washington, DC or working on peace issues vocationally, he is still actively involved in the peace movement.
Kaj Telenar, a software engineer in Waltham, Massachuetts, has been involved in politics since a newspaper photographer captured him protesting the Vietnam War in San Diego when he was five years old.
Kara Newell, a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, OR, and the retired director of the American Friends Service Committee, has devoted her life and career to nonprofit work and the Quaker peace testimony.
Kathy Coe, a retired musician, journalist, community organizer, and pastor of Jamestown (NC) Friends Meeting, is a relatively new face at FCNL.
Lon Burnam, 12-year member of the Texas state legislature, director of the Dallas Peace Center, and native Texan, cut his teeth doing peace and social justice work during the Vietnam War.
Ron and Pam Ferguson, copastors from Indiana who have lived and worked in conflict and refugee situations in Sudan, Uganda, and Kenya, say that both the gospel and their personal experiences motivate their work to promote peace and prevent violence.
Wilkesboro, NC, is not a bastion of the peace movement. As in many towns around the country, support of the military is strong there. Sally Ferrell wants to be sure, however, that people in her community, especially young people, have the chance to learn about other views and to speak their minds.
For Sue Settlage, a teacher and grandmother active in her community, working with FCNL is personal.
Woods Nash, a refugee advocate from Kentucky who is studying public health and philosophy at the University of Tennessee, attended FCNL's Annual Meeting for the first time in 2007.