Kvækerne, Vennernes Religiøse Samfund

*English below* Kvækerne er et religiøst fællesskab, også kendt under navnet "Vennernes Religiøse Samfund”, med rødder i kristendommen. På verdensplan er der meget stor mangfoldighed blandt nutidskvækere. Officielt finder man Evangeliske, Konservative og Liberale Kvækere (hvor de danske kvækere hører til), men der findes også bl.a. buddhistisk, jødisk, muslimsk, og ja, også ateistisk orienterede kvækere. Det fleste af disse øvrige typer betragter sig selv som Liberal Kvæker. ”Det lyder som en meget rummelig religion!”, kommenterede en besøgende på Kulturnatten. Det er den også, og det er fordi, dét der binder os sammen er vores tro på at der findes noget værdifuldt—guddommeligt endda—der skal respekteres og erkendes, i et hvert menneske uanset køn, race, seksualitet, alder, eller andre ting der gør os forskellige. Udtryk som "Det indre lys", "Sandheden", "Forandringskraften", eller "Det af Gud i ethvert menneske" forsøger at sætte ord på den guddommelige del i folk der er så vigtig for vores tro.

Et væsentligt træk ved Vennernes Samfund er den stille andagt, også kaldet for møde. På overfladen ligner det en slags unguidet‚ mindfulness meditation. Næsten hvert møde kommer der folk der blot vil dyrke stille meditation i fællesskab med andre‚ uden at have nogen officiel tilknytning til kvækere‚ og det må man også godt. Disse mennesker bliver betragtet som "Venners venner" og er altid velkommen. For mange kvækere er stilheden dog ikke kun et sted at finde indre ro‚ den betragtes som hellig. Mødet er nemlig en fællesandagt hvor man kan bede i stilhed og prøve at komme i kontakt med og at lytte til sit indre lys. Sammen søger vi åndelig ledelse, men der er ingen præst eller leder. Den åndelige oplevelse er personlig og det er op til dig selv at skabe din egen relation til dit indre lys.

Det sker, at der intet siges under andagten, men ofte brydes stilheden én eller flere gange, når nogen føler at have fået et budskab at bringe videre.

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Quakers are a religious community, also known as "the Religious Society of Friends". It has its roots in Christianity, but there is broad diversity among quakers in the world today. Officially, one can find Evangelical, Conservative, and Liberal Quakers. The Liberal, so called unprogrammed, is where the Danish Yearly Meeting and Scandinavian counterparts fit in. However, one can also find quakers that have buddhist, jewish, muslim and yes, even atheist views, and most of these diverse types consider themselves Liberal Quakers. "That sounds like a very open religion!" was the comment of one of our guests on Culture Night last year. This it is, and that is because the essence that keeps us together as a diverse religious community is our central belief that there is something valuable -- even divine -- that should be listened to and respected, in every person regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, nationality or other things that make us different. Expressions such as "the inner light", "the Truth", "the force of change" or "that of God in every person" are merely attempts to explain this piece of divinity in people that is so important for our faith.

One main characteristic of the Society of Friends, is the silent worship, also called Meeting. On the surface it looks like a type of unguided, mindfulness meditation. Nearly every Meeting people come that just want to practice meditation in the company of others, without having any official attachment to quakers. These visitors are always welcome and we accept them into our greater community as "friends of Friends". For many quakers, silence isn't just a place to find inner peace, but it is seen as holy. Meeting is time for community worship, where people can pray in silence and try to come in contact with and listen to their inner light. Together we seek spiritual leadership, but we have no priest or leader. The spiritual experience is personal and it is up to ones self to understand and create ones own relation to the inner light.

There is no sermon or programmed speech during the silent worship, but should someone, anyone, feel moved to stand up and deliver a message that they feel has come from listenting to the inner divine, then the silence may be broken for a moment while the person delivers his or her message. Afterwards, the person sits down and the silence continues as before.

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 11 2017 .
11/06/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

We will start with 15 mins of introduction to the Quaker style of meditation where you are also free to ask questions. This will be followed by 30 minutes of unguided, silent meditation.

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11/13/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

We will start with 15 mins of introduction to the Quaker style of meditation where you are also free to ask questions. This will be followed by 30 minutes of unguided, silent meditation.

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 11 2017 .
11/20/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

We will start with 15 mins of introduction to the Quaker style of meditation where you are also free to ask questions. This will be followed by 30 minutes of unguided, silent meditation.

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11/27/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

We will start with 15 mins of introduction to the Quaker style of meditation where you are also free to ask questions. This will be followed by 30 minutes of unguided, silent meditation.

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10/13/2017 - 6:00pm to 10/14/2017 - 12:00am

HUSK KULTURNATTEN! Så er kvækerne med igen i år! Vi holder åbent på Drejervej 15, 2400 Kvh NV fra kl18 til 24 på fredag den 13.

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09/18/2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

We will start with 15 mins of introduction to the Quaker style of meditation where you are also free to ask questions. This will be followed by 30 minutes of unguided, silent meditation.

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Københavns Kulturcenter
Drejervej 15, 4. sal
2400 københavn
Denmark
Den stille andagt finder sted kl 10.00 til 11.00 hver søndag. Alle er velkomne! Nu også Meditation om Mandagen kl20.00 til kl21.00 fra 4/9-2017 til og med 11/12-2017
Meeting for Worship is from 10:00am to 11:00am every Sunday. Everyone is welcome! Now also Meditation Mondays from 8:00pm to 9:00pm and it runs from 4/9-2017 until 11/12-2017
Drejervej 15, 4. sal
2400 København NV
Denmark