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Sophia Lyon Fahs

1876 – The pioneering religious educator Sophia Lyon Fahs was born in Hangchow, China, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries. She received an M.A. degree from Columbia Teacher’s College in 1904 and a B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1926. Fahs edited curriculum materials for the American Unitarian Association and devised the innovative New Beacon Series. She was ordained to the Unitarian ministry at the age of 82, and preached her own ordination sermon. Read more about Sophia Lyon Fahs.

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