Bridget Moix to lead Quaker lobbying group

December 13, 2021
(Photo courtesty of the Friends Committeee on National Legislation)

Bridget Moix has been named the next general secretary of the Friends Com­mittee on National Legislation, a Quak­er organization that lobbies Con­gress on issues of peace, justice, and environmental stewardship.

She succeeds Diane Randall, who announced in June her intention to leave the FCNL after ten years.

Most of Moix’s career has been spent doing peacebuilding work. She comes to the FCNL from Peace Direct, an organization dedicated to nonviolence and local action, where she served as executive director of the US office. Prior to that, Moix worked at the USAID Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, the Quaker United Nations Office, and Oxfam America.

She spent nine years with the FCNL lobbying on US foreign policy and led the group’s program in the peaceful prevention of deadly conflict.

Moix, who has a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution, is the author of the 2019 book Choosing Peace: Agency and Action in the Midst of War and a contributing author to the 2020 book Building Peace in America.

“I am humbled to accept this appointment and grateful for the opportunity it gives me to live out my Quaker faith in community with other like-minded people,” said Moix in a statement. “The future of our democracy depends on addressing the entrenched systems of racism, militarism, sexism, and colonialism that undergird our country and its policies. Communities like FCNL are critical to this bridge-building.”