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A Quaker Family in Afghanistan, 1949–51

In 1947 two young Quakers were looking for a way to make a practical contribution to world peace. Like many […]

Os Cresson is a member of Monteverde Meeting in Costa Rica and a sojourning member of Mount Holly (N.J.) Meeting. The letters are excerpts from the book, We Felt their Kindliness: An American Family’s Afghan Odyssey, 1949–1951, edited by Os Cresson, to be published by Emerald Pademelon Press, summer 2002, for the purpose of raising funds for American Friends Service Committee’s Afghan relief programs. See http://​www​.emeraldpademelon​.com. © 2002 Os Cresson


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Forum May 2013

“Listening and Speaking from the Heart,” by Os Cresson, plus reactions to our issue on sexuality.

Forum letters should be sent with the writer’s name and address to [email protected]​friendsjournal.​org. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. Because of space constraints, we cannot print every letter.


Posted in: Forum, May 2013: Focus on the Arts
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Thinking about Concepts of God

Poetry

Os Cresson, Iowa City, Iowa


Posted in: June/July 2014: Concepts of God, Poetry, Unfeatured
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On Quaker Unity

Unity during meeting for worship for attention to business is familiar to Quakers. It is a commitment to move forward […]

Os Cresson, a retired special education teacher, attends West Branch (Iowa) Meeting.


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Quakers, from the Viewpoint of a Naturalist

I grew up loving nature and feeling part of it—dirt, bugs, people, and everything. It was, and still is, amazing […]

Os Cresson is a member of Mount Holly (N.J.) Meeting, where he is the recording clerk and a member of the Worship and Ministry Committee. He wrote “A Quaker Family in Afghanistan, 1949–1951,” published in Friends Journal in April 2002. He and other Quaker theists and nontheists have a website, http://​www​.nontheistfriends​.org, and an e-mail discussion group that is described on the website. Also, an expanded version of this article can be seen at that site. He is one of the contributors to a forthcoming book of essays, Godless for God’s Sake: Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism.


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Books November 2014

Quaker book reviews

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Quaker Crostic

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Quaker Crostic

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Quaker Crostic

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Quaker Bestsellers 2014

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