Ann Lee


Ann Lee (née Stanley) born Manchester, England February 29, 1736 (d. 1784). Founding mother of pacifist and nonviolent Shaker movement. Arrested for persuading men not to fight in American Revolution, 1780; accused of treason, jailed 5 months.


You never can enter the kingdom of God with hard feelings against any one. For God is love; and if you love God, you will love one another.” (Frederick Evans, Ann Lee, 1859, p. 149; photo