Friends Committee on National Legislation

FCNL’s legislative priorities are shaped by the feedback they receive from local Friends meetings and groups.  These early months of 2022 are one of the periodic opportunities when feedback is being enthusiastically solicited from ALL Friends who wish to participate.  We in IFCL are availing ourselves of this opportunity.  How about you and your local meeting?  FCNL needs and values YOUR feedback.  For more information, see  

FCNL Quaker Outreach Coordinator, Bobby Trice, is looking for more Friends who might like to volunteer for the Visiting Friends Program.  For the next two months, Visiting Friends will focus on encouraging and/or assisting local Quaker meetings/groups to support their participation in FCNL legislative priorities process.  Thereafter, the emphasis will be more general intervisitation with meetings on behalf of FCNL.  I’m currently the only Indiana volunteer, and we think that there surely must be others who might engage.  Bobby can be contacted at or (202) 903-2502.  Here are some links with more information: 

Visiting Friends Program Page
This is the main landing page for the program and includes a brief program description, testimonials, a few background articles from the last iteration of the program, and links to subpages.

Visiting Friends and Your Quaker Community 
This page describes the two different event/program types (priorities process facilitation & faith-in-action presentations) that Quaker communities can request and how to make such a request.

Visiting Friends: About the Role & How to Serve
This page includes information for people interested in serving as a Visiting Friend – it includes a brief program description, volunteer commitments, queries for discernment, and a Visiting Friends volunteer FAQ.

Visiting Friends Toolkit Page 
Includes the program handbook/policies, individual resources in the toolkit, and a step-by-step guide to outreach and visits among Friends.