Jone Johnson Lewis

Jone Johnson Lewis is a humanist minister, writer, coach, and teacher who has researched women's history around the world and in different eras. Within women's history, Jone has a special interest in 19th century social reform and religion.


In addition to writing about women's history for and its predecessor,, since 1999, Jone's experience in women's history includes teaching on the topic of women in religious history as an adjunct faculty member at Meadville/Lombard Theological School. Jone brings, as well, her perspective as a participant in many facets of the women's movement since the late 1960s. She has lectured on such topics as "Is There a Feminist Ethics?", "Women's Leadership," "Unitarian and Universalist Women," and "Women of Ethical Culture"; on key women including Julia Ward Howe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman, Anna Garlin Spencer, and Lydia Maria Child; and on male feminists Frederick Douglass and T. W. Higginson.

Jone has also served as a faculty member of the Humanist Institute (including focus on women's contributions) and as a training instructor and department director in the private sector (including attention to women's role in the workplace). As a coach, she works with today's women (and men) who work to make a difference in the world.


Jone's B.A. in Management is from Mundelein College's Women in Business program, and her M.Div. is from Meadville/Lombard Theological School, where she had a special interest in studying the history of women in the world's religions and in social reform.  (Mundelein College is now part of Loyola University, Chicago.)

Jone Johnson Lewis

In studying women's contributions to history and culture, I have found a rich resource of role models and ideas to give me more hope and some cautionary notes for the future of humanity. I hope you'll join me in exploring women's heritage.  


Can I interview you for my history project?

I regret that for most of these requests, I would likely need to do original research to answer your questions, so I turn such requests down. I suggest you find a book author on the topic, or a university professor who's written on the topic.

If you're unable to find anyone else, PLEASE include enough in your request so that I know that you've actually done some research on your own and have your own hypotheses on the questions you ask me.  And again, understand that I must turn down most requests, and do not even have the time to answer all the requests I get, especially near the deadlilne.

Would you review a book or film/DVD or other product?

If the resource is on women's history and is not fiction, email me and I'll let you know if I have an interest in taking a look at the book. I am very selective about what books I review, limiting myself to reviews on popular women's history topics.

What's the source of a quote found on this site?

The quotes collected on this site have been collected informally over many years. My intent was not to provide footnoted quotations for use in formal research papers, but to provide quotes that readers would find interesting. I'm always glad to hear if you have information about a quote attributed incorrectly. I regret I'm unable to research where a specific quote is found, if the source is not listed with the quote.

Can I reproduce an article or photograph from this site?

Use the Reprints link at the bottom of the page to request reprint rights. You're always welcome to link to an article on this site; I suggest that you use the title of the article as the text for the link.

How do I correct an error or broken link on this site?

If you find a typo or other error, please do let me know so I can keep the material here accurate. Same for broken links. Write to me at the email address below, and I'll take a look at your suggested revision. It helps a lot if you let me know the specific page where you found the error, and, unless it's an obvious typo or other error, a source for any new information.  Please note that our opinions may vary, and differing conclusions aren't necessarily an error on my part.

How can I send you an email?

Read the points above before writing with a question or request. You can write to me at my women's history email address . I enjoy hearing from readers! 

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