Mary Heaton Vorse

Mary Heaton Vorse or Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien (1874–1966) was an American journalist, labor activist, and novelist. Vorse was outspoken and active in peace and social justice causes, such as women's suffrage, civil rights, pacifism (specifically including opposition to World War I), socialism, child labor, infant mortality, labor disputes, and affordable housing.

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    The spectacle of misery grew in its crushing volume. There seemed to be no end to the houses full of hunted starved children. Children with dysentery, children with scurvy, children at every stage of starvation.... We learned to know that the barometer of starvation was the number of children deserted in any community.
    —Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)

    Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 1:38.

    This philosophy of hate, of religious and racial intolerance, with its passionate urge toward war, is loose in the world. It is the enemy of democracy; it is the enemy of all the fruitful and spiritual sides of life. It is our responsibility, as individuals and organizations, to resist this.
    —Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)

    ... gathering news in Russia was like mining coal with a hatpin.
    —Mary Heaton Vorse (1874–1966)