Some Quaker Peace & Social Justice Organizations
Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
Friends Committee on National Legislation is a Quaker lobbying organization in the public interest that works for justice, peace, good stewardship of the earth's resources, and good governance for the United States. Founded in 1943, FCNL fields a team of expert lobbyists in Washington, DC and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people around the country.
FCNL's lobbying priorities are established through Sense of the Meeting decision-making by its General Committee, which is made up of 180 Quakers from 26 Yearly Meetings and a variety of Quaker organizations.
For more information, visit www.fcnl.org
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Key issues for AFSC include ending discrimination, building peace, defending immigrants' rights, ending mass incarceration, and building economic justice.
Founded in 1917 during World War I to give young conscientious objectors ways to serve without joining the military or taking lives, AFSC activists drove ambulances, ministered to the wounded, and stayed on in Europe after the armistice to rebuild war-ravaged communities. Following that modest beginning, AFSC has responded in numerous ways to human suffering both in America and around the world.
For more information, visit www.afsc.org
Quaker Voice Maryland
This organization is currently a working group under the care of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting (BYM) Quarterly Meeting and the BYM Peace & Social Concerns Committee. Quaker Voice Maryland has been created to help Quakers in Maryland have an effective voice in statewide policy decisions.
For more information, visit www.quakervoicemd.org