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Running a Friendly Business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Howard Brod 8th month 19, 2016. 5 Replies

Hey, Friends!Does anyone know of any resources or forums out their for Quakers running businesses? I own a small cafe in Iceland with my partner called Pallett Kaffikompaní and it would be so great…Continue

Jesus issues...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Massengale 5th month 16, 2014. 13 Replies

Recently, I've been trying to differentiate between the beliefs I've had instilled in me from a very young age about Jesus and God and what I truly believe now, as a young adult. The biggest…Continue

Solitary Friends

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Anthony 7th month 28, 2016. 29 Replies

Hey, Friends!Does anyone else live far away from any meetings or worship groups? I live in Iceland and I can't find any other Quakers here. Sometimes I feel like starting my own outreach program to…Continue

 

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Leslie Sussan replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Reykjavík Friends Facebook page is finally up and running!'
"Hello.  I am visiting Reykjavik in June and was trying to get in touch to see I might attend a meeting or connect with any Quakers.  I was unable to open the facebook link or reach you by email from the Quaker find site, so i don't…"
4th month 24
Howard Brod replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Running a Friendly Business'
"P.S. David - hover over the phrase 'website for the business' and click to see the website."
8th month 19, 2016
Howard Brod replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Running a Friendly Business'
"Hello David, My meeting began a charitable business for which it appoints the board of directors and through the by-laws of the business, the meeting is involved in aspects of that business; yet the business is legally separate from the…"
8th month 19, 2016
Kirby Urner replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Running a Friendly Business'
"Hi David -- Our Multnomah Meeting in Portland for awhile had a Quaker Economics Study Group (as distinct from a committee, standing or ad hoc). Joe and Teresina Havens were Quaker elders who moved to Portland and gave new life to our meeting in many…"
8th month 19, 2016
Martin Kelley replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Running a Friendly Business'
"UK Friends have had a network going for a little while. Check out their site at http://qandb.or and follow the links to other social networks. There is a Friends and business group in LinkedIn, I believe. And Facebook has "Quakers and Business…"
8th month 16, 2016
David McKay replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Running a Friendly Business'
"There is a Quaker spiritual director named Margaret Benefiel who has written a book about spirituality in business called "Soul at Work". I have NOT read it, so cannot recommend it. (it is on my, I-really-ought-to-get-around-to-it list)."
8th month 14, 2016
David Anthony posted a discussion

Running a Friendly Business

Hey, Friends!Does anyone know of any resources or forums out their for Quakers running businesses? I own a small cafe in Iceland with my partner called Pallett Kaffikompaní and it would be so great if there was some sort of Facebook group or something where Quakers running businesses could share their thoughts and ideas about strengthening Quaker principles in business practise.Any ideas?In Friendship,DavidSee More
8th month 14, 2016
David Anthony replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Solitary Friends'
"Hi Pam! Your research is actually super accurate, I'm impressed! And you should see where the Alþingi was originally held, it's a beautiful place called Þingvellir, you can just imagine what it would have been like all those…"
7th month 28, 2016
Howard Brod replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Solitary Friends'
"Olivia, The cookie tray idea works well for any meeting that is not hung up on telling Friends how THEY should worship.  For five or so years now, Friends at our liberal meeting get coffee, tea, cookies, or whatever makes them comfortable…"
7th month 27, 2016
Pamela Richards liked David Anthony's discussion Reykjavík Friends Facebook page is finally up and running!
7th month 27, 2016
Pamela Richards replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Solitary Friends'
"Friend David, I have been noticing (strangely enough) the similarities between Quaker process and the Icelandic form of government, the Althing.  I wonder if you have learned anything about this connection, or if there is some way to reveal it…"
7th month 27, 2016
Pamela Richards liked David Anthony's discussion Solitary Friends
7th month 27, 2016
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7th month 6, 2015
William Peale left a comment for David Anthony
"Sweet! Thanks for accepting the friend request. I wish you the best in setting up a meeting. At the moment, I'm without a home meeting myself and am a "new" Friend as of this past summer. If anyone there is interested in touching…"
2nd month 20, 2015
David Anthony replied to David Anthony's discussion 'Reykjavík Friends Facebook page is finally up and running!'
"Greetings from Iceland! Thanks, William! More articles and fun Quakerly stuff coming soon ;-) In Friendship - David"
2nd month 18, 2015
William Peale liked David Anthony's discussion Reykjavík Friends Facebook page is finally up and running!
2nd month 17, 2015

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Quaker living in Iceland.

A little introduction...

My name's David and I'm a Quaker living in Iceland. As far as I'm aware there are no other Quakers here...anyone care to prove me wrong? I'd love to start a small worship group!

I'm a bit liberal and a bit conservative - liberal in the sense that I'm gay and I don't feel like I'm going to burn in Hell for it, conservative in the sense that I'm quite traditional, I do like the concept of Plain dress and I do class myself as Christian.

Anyhow, I'm here to meet Friends and it would be lovely to hear from anybody, especially if you're isolated like myself. It'd be fun to share stories! :-)

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A brief introduction to Quakerism in Icelandic

Posted on 5th mo. 13, 2014 at 2:37pm 2 Comments

This is a rather random thing to post, but I'm hoping to bring some Icelandic seekers to quakerquaker.org and I wanted them to be able to find some info in Icelandic. I wrote it on an electronic typewriter then superimposed pretty things onto it in paint.net :-D It was fun!…

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At 7:59pm on 2nd mo. 20, 2015, William Peale said…

Sweet! Thanks for accepting the friend request. I wish you the best in setting up a meeting. At the moment, I'm without a home meeting myself and am a "new" Friend as of this past summer. If anyone there is interested in touching base, just stop on by. In time, who knows? Maybe we could set up some type of "skype" meeting or gatherings to share what it means to be a Friend. I could try to round up some folks here in Philadelphia. Could be cool. I don't really know much at this point and it would be great to learn from other folks.

Be Well, Bill

At 10:55pm on 1st mo. 12, 2015, William F Rushby said…

Hello, David Anthony!  I don't think I ever welcomed you to QQ, even though you have been involved for awhile.  I guess it's time to break the ice!!  I appreciate your Christian commitment and your straightforward style.

I am curious about how you managed to settle in Iceland. 

At 6:33pm on 1st mo. 12, 2015, David Anthony said…
Dear Christopher,

Thank you so much! You're right, Iceland is getting around 1.000.000 tourists per year now - at least some of them must be Friends, right? :-)

Any support for our little group would be wonderful and very much appreciated. We hold our meetings on the last Saturday of each month at a very liberal Lutheran church in Reykjavík, called Laugarneskirkja. When people minister it's usually in Icelandic, but I'm sure a special exception would be made if there were visitors ;-)

Convergent Friends...I like that. You're right, it describes my own path perfectly. Looking back, moving forward :-) I take so much inspiration from Primitive Friends, but I do so like to be inclusive. Thanks for introducing me to a new term! I'll be using it from now on ;-)

Again, thank you for your help and kindness.

In Friendship,

David
At 12:05pm on 1st mo. 12, 2015, Christopher Hatton said…
Hi David,

sounds as if you might be/are a convergent Friend. Were it is Ok to be passionality Christian, interested / influenced by Conservative Friends, but also passionately inclusive.

I also call my a convergent Friend, working at undoing my own oppressions / aware of my white male heterosexual privileges, whilst working to undo the yolks/bonds around the necks of others. I am also inviting as many people as possible to join the Lords supper (Luke - Parable of the feast, and Isaiah 58 plus Micah 6:8 are my major influences here).
If you want I can help you via EMES to publicise your worship group. This might be helpful especially as Iceland does get a few visitors.
At 7:47pm on 1st mo. 6, 2015, Nanette Ruffatto said…
David,
I live in Eastern Montana. No one around me either. I think there are a few in Billings Montana but that is 4 hours away. I read anything I can about Quakers. I visit the Pendle Hill sight frequently. I've taken a course on line. It's been a lonely type journey but I believe in this so much I continue. I've also even pinned on Pinterest to learn as much as I can. Many interesting people are Quaker. Let me know if you may , if you should start something. I would be interested.
 
 
 

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