Happy birthday quakers!

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Happy birthday, Edward Grubb (Oct. 19, 1854 – Jan. 3, 1939)! #Quaker minister. #Pacifist. Teacher. Writer. Born in Sudbury, England. Leader of the “Quaker Renaissance” movement, which helped revitalize many Quaker concerns in the late 19th century. Leader in the No-Conscription Fellowship during World War I. Opponent of the “Richmond Declaration” of 1887, which stated, among other things, that the Bible is a higher authority than the “inner light.” Author of “Social Aspects of the Quaker Faith” (1899), among many other works.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Happy birthday, Anna Cox Brinton (Oct. 19, 1887 – Oct. 28, 1969)! #Quaker. #Pacifist. Teacher. From 1921 to 1928, Anna and her husband, Howard Brinton, taught at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. They next moved to the west coast where Anna served as dean of Mills College in Oakland, California. In 1931, they gathered Friends from California, Oregon, and Washington to form the Pacific Coast Association of Friends (later Pacific Yearly Meeting). In 1936, Anna and Howard moved east to become co-directors at the Pendle Hill religious center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, an institution on the brink of extinction. Anna was a long-time member of the board of the American Friends Service Committee (1938-1965). Author of many books and pamphlets, including “The Wit and Wisdom of William Bacon Evans.” (Evans, who died in 1964, was the last Philadelphia Friend to wear the Quaker plain coat and broad-brimmed hat.) Anna was born in San Jose, California. Died in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Buried in the Oakland Friends Burial Ground, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.

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Happy birthday, John Woolman (Oct. 19, 1720 – Oct. 7, 1772)! #Quaker. #Pacifist. #Abolitionist. Mystic. Itinerant preacher. Journalist. War tax resister. Advocate for simplicity in lifestyle. Author of the spiritual classic “The Journal of John Woolman” (published posthumously in 1774). Died of smallpox while traveling through England. Born in Burlington, New Jersey. Died in York, England. Buried in the Friends Burial Ground, York, England.
~The Marginal Mennonite Society Heroes Series.


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