Tuesday, August 10, 2010


My supervisor at the Southern Historical Collection was the first person I ever met who had lived and worked at Koinonia, a sort of utopian Christian community and farm in the vicinity of Americus, Georgia, not too far from Plains. 

From the official website:

Established in 1942, Koinonia Farm is a Christian community located in Americus, Ga. We strive to live a simple, peaceful, shared life and believe in the brother and sisterhood of all humankind. In its early existence, Koinonia’s very presence challenged racism, militarism, and materialism.

Our commitment to racial equality brought bullets, bombs, and a boycott in the 1950s. We survived and have since given birth to outstanding organizations such as Habitat for Humanity International, Fuller Center for Housing, Jubilee Partners, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, and many more.

If you visit Koinonia today, you’ll see that we strive to live up to the legacy of our predecessors while continuing to live as a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God.

Please see:  http://www.koinoniapartners.org/   You can order pecans, peanuts, coffee and other stuff, should you so desire.  There will be a Permaculture Design Course this September. 

A lot of people know about the spirit of Koinonia through programs like Habitat for Humanity and also through Jimmy Carter's example of community service.  

Today's Rune: Defense.  

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