Gracious God, we offer thanks for the witness of Harriett Beecher Stowe, whose fiction inspired thousands with compassion for the shame and sufferings of enslaved peoples, and who enriched her writings with the cadences of The Book of Common Prayer. Help us, like her, to strive for thy justice, that our eyes may see the glory of thy Son, Jesus Christ, when he comes to reign with thee and the Holy Spirit in reconciliation and peace, one God, now and always. Amen.
D. #OTD 1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe, abolitionist, campaigner for women’s rights & author of 30 books including “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, depicting the horrors of slavery in southern states. She & husband Calvin Stowe helped escaping slaves on the “Underground Railroad”. pic.twitter.com/faZLFzN53K
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