Organised for the first time in Norway
We invite you to an information meeting where three Quakers will talk about why they are Quakers and about their experience of meeting for worship. We will then have a short silent worship together (10 minutes) followed by any questions and conversation.
Quakers are celebrating 200 years since they became established here in Norway. We have approximately 150 members spread throughout the country. Quakers (kvekere på norsk) are also known as The Religious Society of Friends (Kvekersamfunnet) whichhashundreds of thousands ofmembers worldwide.
In Bergen, the Quakers are a small devotional group that meets once a month for silent worship.
Contact person for Quaker Quest in Bergen is Patience Cowie:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Mob Tel: 45031549
Silence is the essence of Quaker worship and is needed today more than ever, along with the spiritual and social values that come from quiet contemplation and thought.
FAITH: The Society of Friends is a religion without clergy, without sacraments and without dogma. Quakers feel that God speaks to each individual. Jesus’s life and work is a source of inspiration for most Quakers today. We believe that there is something of God in all people and in all life. We refer to this as «that of God» or «inner light«. Our four testimonies are: PEACE, TRUTH, EQUALITY and SIMPLICITY. These are expressed by how we live our lives: Let your life speak is a Quaker saying.
PEACE AND OTHER WORK: The Society of Friends is also recognized for its commitment to peace. The Quaker Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 for her commitment to peace and she in part founded the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (IKKF). The Society of Friends was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 for its relief work in the interwar period and after World War 2. In Norway, Quakers’ commitment to peace is expressed today through Kvekerhjelp,which supportsprojects in Gaza, Burundi, Rwanda and Congo.
We wish, through this Quaker Quest, to explain more about The Society of Friends, who we are, what we stand for and how it is to live your life as a Quaker today.
Everyone is very welcome to join us!