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Huston, Ora I. (1904-1967)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1967 Mar 30 p. 2

Birth date: 1904

text of obituary:

Well-Known Brethren Peace Worker Dies.

Elgin, Ill. — Ora I. Huston, peace counselor of the Church of the Brethren, died March 12 of a heart attack. He was 63.

He was a member of the Brethren Service staff since 1948, serving the past eight years as roving "peace evangelist," seeking to cultivate among Brethren a spiritually and biblically based peace conviction.

Earlier as director of social action he was instrumental in the establishment of work camps, Brethren Volunteer Service, and alternative service programs.

He was an authority on the various versions of the Bible, having personally collect ed more than 175 complete volumes.

From 1946-48 Mr. Huston was executive secretary of the National service Board for Religious Objectors, Washington, D.C. From 1942-46 he was director and supervisor of Civilian Public Service camps in Arkansas, California, Washington, and Oregon.

In 1958 he traveled and studied in 33 countries, centering especially on voluntary religious communities in Japan, India, Israel, France, Scotland, Sweden, and Holland.

The Mennonite obituary: 1967 Apr 18 p. 267

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