I interviewed Orlando and Barbara Friesen who have come to Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, to do volunteer work the next two weeks. From Newton, Kansas, the Friesens are both in their early 80s. They are involved with the Mennonite … Continue reading


I interviewed Ann Karp who is a Koinonia Farm (Americus, Georgia) community member and graduate of Ohio’s Oberlin College, class of 2001. She said at Oberlin, there were a good number of co-ops. There were bicycle co-ops, pottery co-ops, photography … Continue reading


I interviewed Chandler Thomasson who came to Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, with his wife Alice. Alice is vice-president of Habitat for Humanity in Morgan County, Ohio. (Koinonia is the birthplace for Habitat for Humanity and it’s national headquarters is … Continue reading


I interviewed Felix Lohitai who was at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, to look at part of the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Lohitai is in the Peace Studies Program at Manchester College in Indiana. (Koinonia was at … Continue reading


The Koinonia Farm experience continues… I was interviewed for Koinonia’s newsletter the “Cotton Patch News.” One of the questions: What are your views on politics and religion? Answer: “Politics should be an extension of one’s spirituality. That is, I take … Continue reading


I interviewed Bren Dubay who is the Director of Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia. Koinonia is an “Intentional Christian Community,” with people living and working together on a 573-acre pecan farm. (Koinonia was started by the late author Clarence Jordan, … Continue reading


For Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, my family and I road in a Koinonia Farm float in a parade through downtown Americus, Georgia, in the heart of the “Deep South.” As mentioned in an earlier journal entry, Koinonia Farm … Continue reading