Religion: Quaker Women

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Quaker Women
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In contrast with almost every other organized religion, the Society of Friends (Quakers) have allowed women to serve as ministers since the early 1800s. Herstory 1975 noted the work of Quaker ministers Alma G. Dale in Manitoba, and Eliza Brewer's work with the inmates of Kingston Penitentiary. In 1977, Herstory noted that the tradition of equality within the Society of Friends, and her strong faith, helped Emily Jennings Stowe during her long fight for recognition as Canada's first female doctor, and in her organization of the Dominion Women's Enfranchisement League in the 1890s.


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