Posted by Anne Witton on Friday, May 17, 2019 Under: Random stuff
- Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)
Born into a Quaker family with a long history of anti-slave activism, Susan B. Anthony developed an early sense of fairness and justice. She dedicated her life to women’s suffrage after joining the women’s rights movements in 1852. She campaigned for the abolition of slavery, the right for women to own their own property, to keep their earnings, as well as their right to attend higher learning institutions.
- Sojourner Truth (Unknown - 1883)
She was born a slave in New York State and, after escaping slavery and becoming a Christian, she used her gifts as speaking to fight for women’s rights and racial equality.
- Fanny Crosby (1820 - 1915)
Fanny Crosby, though totally blind, wrote more than 9,000 hymns, many of which are among the most popular in today’s church denominations. Concerned that her name would be too prevalent in the hymnals, she was forced to use multiple pen names instead. Wrote ‘Blessed Assurance’
- Amanda Berry Smith (1837 - 1915)
Born into slavery and widowed at 26, Amanda trusted in the Lord even though suffering great personal hardship. She worked as a washerwoman and cook and felt that even while doing menial tasks like mending clothes or washing dishes, she was serving God. Her devotion to prayer and willingness to go wherever God sent her led to her have an evangelistic ministry all over the world, inspiring people with her beautiful voice and godly teaching.
- Lilias Trotter (1853 - 1928)
Lilias was born into a wealthy lifestyle and was a talented artist. "Lilias expressed her love for God and His world through the beauty of her artwork. Her art and her spiritual life were intertwined.”. In 1888 she defied all taboos and restrictions that deterred European women from entering and ministering to others in the Middle East and went to minister to Muslims in Algeria.
- Pandita Ramabai (1858 - 1922)
Established the Mukti mission in India which housed 800 abandoned babies, the blind, physically disabled, unwed mothers, and sick. She also spent fifteen years translating the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Marathi—a local dialect.
- Mary Kenneth Keller (1913 - 1985)
A nun with an undergrad, two Master’s degrees and a PhD in computer science. She helped develop the BASIC computer programming language because she was passionate about education.
- Helen Roseveare (1925 - 2016)
She was a medical missionary to the Belgian Congo (which is now Zaire). She suffered horrendously during the civil war, including being attacked and raped, and yet she counted it a privilege to serve Christ by working with local Africans to bring life-saving help to hundreds.
- Jennifer Wiseman (Living)
Dr. Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center where she is the senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope. She is also the director of the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion for the American Association of the Advancement of Science. This organisation encourages communication between scientists and religious communities throughout the world.
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