Quakers: Abolition of the Slavery

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Syllabus of the Subject - Quakers: Ethics and Business. 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 the Slave Trade
The Subject (e-learning) “Quakers: Ethics and Business” is part of the following Higher Education Programs taught by EENI (Business School) and the Hispano-African University of International Business:
  1. Doctorates: Religion and Business, America, Europe
  2. Professional Master's Program in International Business (MIB)
  3. Bachelor's Degree in International Trade (e-learning)

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Sample of the Subject - Quakers: Ethics and Business
Quakers Business and Ethics

Description of the Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): Quakers.

The Quakers (literally “Friends”), or the Religious Society of Friends, is a religion founded by George Fox (1624-1691) in the United Kingdom and came to the United States, 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 primitive Christianity
  3. If anything characterises the Quakers is their conservatism
  4. There are about 360,000 Quakers in the World
  5. Main ethical values of the Quakers are austerity, pacifism, honesty, and the pursuit of Justice

Ahimsa Business (Non-Violence)

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 the slavery, one of the worst scourges of humanity

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

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