FCNL Quaker Welcome Center Events

Located across the street from the U.S. Senate, the Quaker Welcome Center of the Friends Committee on National Legislation is a place for dialogue and the promotion of peace, justice, and environmental sustainability. The Quaker Welcome Center hosts programs and events that equip people to change policy, nurture integrity in governance, and collaborate across political differences.

Welcome Center Events


Poor People’s Campaign revived

A New York Times article describes an interfaith effort to revive the Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s campaign of 1968, including the arrest of clergy in the Capitol Rotunda for reading Bible passages very loudly for all to hear.


American Friends Service Committee Action Center

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) web site includes an Action Center– https://www.afsc.org/actioncenter –which provides ways to address current issues:

  • Saving protected status for immigrants
  • Creating sanctuary
  • Posters to download for resisting racism
  • Tips for talking about Trump’s Muslim ban
  • Intervention tips for bystanders to harassment and violence
  • Actions congregations can take to end Islamophobia

Action alerts for immediate action are at the bottom of the page. They link to forms for emailing members of congress.

  • Oppose military action with North Korea
  • Hold Israel accountable for violating children’s rights





FCNL: Urgent Action on Tax Bill

Tax Bill Moves to Senate

From the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL):

The House just passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut for millionaires and big corporations that leaves the rest of the country footing the bill. This bill is moving at breakneck speed. The Senate plans to vote immediately after Thanksgiving.

FCNL requests that people write to their senators. For more information please see: