Friends Committee on National Legislation Announcements - Winter 2021

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  • Discern legislative priorities for the Friends Committee on National Legislation in your Quaker community!
  • Exciting announcement: Bridget Moix to serve as next FCNL General Secretary!
  • Join FCNL for December’s Quaker Changemaker Event
  • FCNL is hiring!
     

Discern legislative priorities for the Friends Committee on National Legislation in your Quaker community!
Every two years, Quaker meetings and churches around the country come together in community to discern FCNL’s legislative priorities for the next Congress. FCNL values your meeting or church’s worshipful input and guidance—we invite you to be a part of creating the legislative priorities that we’ll push for in Washington for the coming two years!

A good way to prepare for the priorities process is by getting a discernment meeting scheduled on your community’s calendar now, so that your circle of Friends has completed this process by April when the priorities are due. FCNL can offer support so that your meeting or church feels equipped to engage-- whether resources, volunteer/staff facilitation, or another form of support. You can view this guide on how to participate for ideas on how to best engage in your community. In addition, keep an eye on the mail in January, when FCNL’s policy committee will send your Quaker meeting or church instructions and resources for discernment!

If your community would like to participate, or if you have any questions about the priorities process whatsoever, please email Emma Hulbert, Program Assistant for Quaker Outreach, at ehulbert@fcnl.org.

Exciting announcement: Bridget Moix to serve as next FCNL General Secretary!
At its November meeting, the FCNL General Committee named Bridget Moix as the fifth FCNL General Secretary. Bridget comes to FCNL with a strong commitment to peacemaking, the Religious Society of Friends, and working for racial justice. We’re thrilled to share this exciting news. We also want to give you a chance to share your memories and well-wishes to outgoing General Secretary Diane Randall, who leaves FCNL after a decade at the end of the year.

Join us for December’s Quaker Changemaker Event: Faith, Ministry, and Leadership as a Public Friend
What does it mean to live our faith in public? What’s the connection between Quaker leadership and ministry? These are just some of the questions we’ll discuss in our final Quaker Changemaker event of 2021, when FCNL Director of Quaker Leadership Alicia McBride is in conversation with outgoing General Secretary Diane Randall. Register to join us online on Weds. Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. EST. Their discussion will cover how Diane came to Quakerism and to FCNL, her leading to public ministry as the head of the organization, and her experiences of living into Quaker faith and practice while serving as the general secretary of FCNL for the last decade. Please join us to reflect and add your perspectives on living one’s faith in the world. Register now!

FCNL is hiring!
FCNL is hiring a Director of Human Resources, Grasstops Advocacy Manager, National Field Organizer, and more! Visit Work with FCNL | Friends Committee On National Legislation to learn more and apply.