In November, Friends Committee on National Legislation’s (FCNL) General Committee approved an updated statement of legislative policy. “The World We Seek: Statement of Legislative Policy” is based on careful discernment by Friends meetings, churches, and organizations who identified the fundamental vision that underlies FCNL’s legislative actions.
“The World We Seek” focuses on FCNL’s vision of creating a world free from war, a society with equity and justice for all, a community where every person’s potential may be fulfilled, and an earth restored. The original document was approved in 2013.
Since its founding in 1943, FCNL has believed that the success of U.S. democracy is determined by the actions of advocates who hold institutions accountable and ensure their proper function. The document is being used by hundreds of Quaker meetings and churches to help FCNL discern its legislative priorities for the 117th Congress (2021–2022). FCNL will announce the priorities at its annual meeting in November.