Action of Greater Lansing
Red Cedar Friends Meeting is among the 16 faith communities that are members of Action of Greater Lansing. Brian Buehler is our representative to Action.
Action is a coalition of 16 diverse congregations from the Greater Lansing area that come together to address gaps within the local social systems. Through a very specific three-step annual process, Action members identify a community concern, research that concern, and use a direct action model to get specific commitments for action from responsible public officials. Utilizing this strategy, Action of Greater Lansing wins 1-3 issues every year in the local community.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
To learn more about the work of the Red Cedar Friends FCNL Advocacy Team, see their Facebook group, FCNL Editorial Advocates. This group equips and trains citizens to use letters to the editor, op-eds, blogs, social media and other forms of publication to make their views known. Advocates are strongly committed to human rights, peace and social justice. They work under the auspices of the Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Team of Red Cedar Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Lansing, Michigan. All members of the public are welcome to attend training sessions.
Peace Education Center of Greater Lansing
The Peace Education Center (PEC) is a community with the belief that all life has value. It works to promote compassion and awareness of the potential for interdependence and lasting peace, and nonviolent solutions to world, national, and local conflicts.
The office is located in the lower level of the United Methodist Church on Harrison Road in East Lansing. It includes a peace library, resources for organizing, and “a place to dream big about what a war-less world looks like.” Call (517)515-5634 for open hours. Peace Education Center general email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becky Payne (shown below) is co-chair and is Red Cedar Friends Meeting’s representative to the PEC board of directors.