The greatest personalities that ever existed have been those who united human beings and put them on the road toward cooperation and effectiveness and peace. Those whom the world has held highest have helped to unite and not sever interconnectedness. They have not been the destroyers of differences but the harmonizer of differences.
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|Birth:||2nd December, 1868|
|Death:||12th April, 1942|
|Profession:||Founder, Humanist, Leader, Teacher|
John Lovejoy Elliott was born in Princeton, Illinois, USA. He was a founder of Hudson Guild Settlement House and Ethical Culture Society Leader. He attended Cornell University. In 1889, he attended an event and heard a speech by Dr. Felix Adler. He was so motivated by Dr. Adler that Ethical Culture became Elliot’s spiritual home for the remainder of his life. He was sent to the University of Halle in Germany where he received his PhD. Upon his return, he became a teacher of ethics in the Ethical Culture School. He was also influenced by what he learned about the settlement movement and his first venture was organizing the “Hurly Burlies,” a social and recreation club for young men in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. He served as President of the National Federation of Settlements from 1919-1923.
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