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H. Burton Housman

Housman鈥擧. Burton Housman, 91, on January 12, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. Burton was born on January 23, 1927, in [鈥

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Listening to Lincoln

Let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the Nation鈥檚 wounds, to care for [鈥

Burton Housman is a member of La Jolla (Calif.) Meeting and serves on the Discipline Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting. He became a Friend after seeing firsthand in Japan the bombing destruction for which he bore some responsibility while serving in World War II. He is also an Armed Services YMCA family support volunteer at Naval Medical Center San Diego, which treats and provides rehabilitation for combat casualties from Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Unpalatable Truths

I thought I knew the costs of war. They had fueled my outrage over the arrogance, the ignorance, and the [鈥

Burton Housman, a veteran of World War II, was sent by his church to help the Japanese rebuild after the war. When he held in his hands evidence of the damage from the aerial bombing he helped cause, he resolved to become a part of a church that sought alternatives to violence. He has been a Friend for 50 years in four yearly meetings. He is now a member of La Jolla (Calif.) Meeting and serves on the Discipline Committee of Pacific Yearly Meeting.

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It鈥檚 in the Air

With change in the air these days, I find myself reassessing my commitments of time and energy鈥攁nd I sense that [鈥

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Back to business

Susan Corson鈥怓innerty is on vacation while this issue is being prepared. For me, summer is not a time to be [鈥

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