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Quakers, Business, Ethics, Abolition of Slavery

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Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Barclays, Lloyds. Nobel Peace Prize

  1. Introduction to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
  2. George Fox and William Penn
  3. Ethical Principles of the Quakers
  4. Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the Quakers
  5. Role of the Quakers on the Abolition of Slave Trade

Quakers, Ethics and Business
Quakers, Business, Ethics, Abolition of Slavery, Religious Society of Friends

E-learning Course Master, International Business

The Subject “Quakers, Ethics and Business” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Course: Christianity & Business.

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Doctorate: Ethics, Religion & Business.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: Religions & Business, International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Cuáqueros Study Doctorate in International Business in French Quakers Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Quakers.

Why study “Christianity and Business”?.

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The Quakers (literally “Friends”), or the Religious Society of Friends, is a religion founded by George Fox (1624-1691) in the UK and came to the U.S., especially to Pennsylvania, with William Penn.

  1. The Quakers belong to Christianity, but they feel neither Catholics nor Protestants nor Orthodox
  2. The Quakers seek a return to the primitive Christianity
  3. If anything characterizes the Quakers is their conservatism
  4. There are about 360,000 Quakers in the World
  5. The main ethical values of the Quakers are austerity, pacifism, honesty, and pursuit of Justice

Despite their small number, there are two fundamental reasons for including the Quakers in our project: Sri Ramakrishna- Toynbee - Global Ethics and business:

  1. One of the fundamental ethical values of the Quakers is peace. In 1947, they received the Nobel Peace Prize
  2. The Quakers were a key figure in the abolition of Slavery, one of the worst scourges of humanity

For a Quaker, as for a Hindu, the human being has a part of the divinity within. Therefore, the contact with the Superior Reality should be made directly without intervention of any priest.

  1. The Quakers were influenced by Henry David Thoreau and Leo Tolstoy
  2. The slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from his master through the Underground railway and was helped by the Quakers

Quakers and Business

Despite their small number, the Quakers founded banks and financial institutions (Barclays, Lloyds, and Friends Provident), industrial companies (Clarks, Cadbury, Rowntree, and Fry), as well as, they have devoted significant efforts to philanthropy and social causes.

Among the best-known Quaker actors we can quote James Dean or Ben Kingsley (actors), Judi Dench (Oscar winner for Best Actress in 2005), two American Presidents (Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon - Quaker father and Methodist mother), the Nobel Peace Prize (1959) Philip J. Noel-Baker (English Pacifist Political), one of the founders of Amnesty International Eric Baker, Irving and Dorothy Stowe founders of Greenpeace, H Leslie Kirkley founder of OXFAM, John Freame and Thomas Gould, and the founders of the Barclays Bank.

Symbol of the Quakers.

Religions and Ethics.

Book: The Yoga of Wisdom - Bhagavad Gita (Gandhi) Nonell
Bhagavad Gita.

Religions, Ethics, and Global Business

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