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Building Up A New World: Clarence Jordan Symposium 2018

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Koinonia Farm

1324 GA Hwy 49 South

Americus, GA 31709

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Join us in Americus, Georgia, for a gathering to celebrate Clarence Jordan’s prophetic witness by plotting how to build up a new world of peace, community, and racial justice today. In addition to keynotes from leaders of today’s God Movement, the Symposium will offer trainings in nonviolent direct action, moral fusion organizing, and sustaining practices for Christian community.

Pre-conference trainings offered at Koinonia Farm during the day on Thursday, March 8th require a separate ticket.

Our large group gathering will be hosted Thursday evening thru Saturday afternoon in Americus, Georgia at the First Baptist Church and the First Methodist Church. It is an honor to have these two churches hosting this special event. In 1967, deacons at First Baptist removed members of Koinonia Farm from a Christmas service because the delegation from the farm was a mixed-race group. That same year congregants at First Methodist blocked the church doors not allowing Blacks, Clarence Jordan and others to enter. We have come a long way from those days, but we have a long way to go and we will be exploring ways to do just that. Americus has come a long way. Let our world go further.

In worshops, we’ll engage in intergenerational conversation about where we are and where we go from here, inviting Civil Rights Movement veterans to hear from and speak to young leaders engaged in today’s justice movements.

In gathered worship, we’ll join some of the 21st-century’s most compelling Freedom Singers and cultural artists in imagining the new world that God makes possible.

And on Friday night, your Symposium registration will get you a seat at the historic Rylander Theater for Sumter Player's live production of The Cotton Patch Gospel Musical, based on Clarence Jordan’s Southern translation of the Gospel story.

Chaired by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, the Symposium is the culminating celebration of Koinonia Farm’s 75th birthday.

Registration includes lunch on Friday and Saturday as well as access to all Symposium events and activities. Pre-Symposium trainings at Koinonia Farm on Thursday require a separate ticket. Stay over for a birthday party and a Koinonia Family Reunion to celebrate Koinonia Farm's 75th birthday on Sunday (also requires a separate ticket).

Joining Koinonia Farm as co-hosts are:

School for Conversion

Repairers of the Breach

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Red Letter Christians

The Pre-symposium will be held at Koinonia Farm, 1324 GA Hwy 49 S, Americus, GA 31719. The Symposium will be held at First Methodist Church at 200 S Lee Street and the First Baptist Church at 221 S. Lee St, Americus, GA 31719.

Stay tuned for details about speakers, schedule, and registration information.

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