Working with Hope in Washington

Working with Hope in Washington

April/May: Quakers have long experience with facing the darkness in the world and finding hope through our social action. This newsletter shares ways that the light is shining in the dark waters of Washington right now.

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The bimonthly FCNL Washington Newsletter provides news and analysis for a selection of domestic and international issues with a primary focus on peace, disarmament, international cooperation, and social and economic justice.

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An Ocean of Darkness, an Ocean of Light: Working with Hope in Washington

At FCNL, we see an ocean of light flowing over the waters of darkness as we encourage and urge our government to take steps toward creating peace, ensuring a more just society and preserving the gifts of the natural world.

Answering to that of God: Ruth Flower on Lobbying

Ruth Flower brings a grounded, relationship-based approach to her work, whether helping to guide FCNL staff, meeting with coalition partners, or lobbying in a congressional office.

Changing Congress on Climate Change

Working with advocates across the country and partners in other faith communities, FCNL is finding a way forward on climate change. Discussing climate disruption from a faith-based, moral or ethical perspective can help overcome partisan divides and encourage both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to publicly acknowledge the reality of climate disruption.

Interview: Tracy Edmonds, Grassroots Lobbyist

Tracy Edmonds says, “For most of my life I would not have characterized myself as a humanitarian or someone working in the area of social justice. But lately, that’s been changing.”

Iran: Diplomacy’s Time Has Come

As negotiations continue, Congress could return to the idea of punishing Iran for not moving quickly enough to meet U.S. demands. But there has been a fundamental shift in the environment on Capitol Hill, one that gives more room for diplomacy.

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