Epworth League - definition of Epworth League by The Free Dictionary
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|1.||A religious organization of Methodist young people, founded in 1889 at Cleveland, Ohio, and taking its name from John Wesley's birthplace, Epworth, Lincolnshire, England.|
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Every Thursday evening when the store had closed she went to a prayer meeting in the basement of the church and on Sunday evening attended a meeting of an organization called The Epworth League
A reporter for the New York Daily Mirror wrote, "He has never turned down a request to make an appearance at a Holy Name Society rally, an Epworth League
meeting or a Bar Mitzvah" (151).
Cook's active involvement in the Epworth League
at her Methodist Church and the Liberal League at Northwestern University also helped shape her liberal and pacifist views, as she interacted with a variety of well-known activists, including Jane Addams.