AMERICUS, Ga. -- The Christian farm community, Koinonia -- ancient Greek for loving fellowship or community -- is planning a month-long celebration of its 70th anniversary and the 100th birthday of its co-founder, Clarence Jordan.
On Oct. 29, a symposium will be conducted at Georgia Southwestern State University, where speakers will discuss Jordan and his impact in a variety of areas, including peacemaking, racial reconciliation, sustainability and education.
Celebration events include the Renovation Blitz Build Oct. 1-26 and the Koinonia Family Reunion Oct. 26-28.
Koinonia Farm was established in 1942 as a Christian community in Americus and continues to support itself in large part by the operation of its farm, bakery and mail order business.
For ticket information and to register for the symposium, go to www.koinonia2012celebration.org.