Clarence Jordan Symposium September 28-29, 2012

Clarence Jordan Symposium

September 28-29, 2012 –
Americus, Georgia

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Register Discounts

Soujourner Magazine readers, please call 229-924-0391 to register.

$195 General Public

$150 Students
Includes Friday evening at the Rylander Theater, all workshops on Saturday and Saturday lunch.


President CarterSCHEDULE

Friday, September 28, Dinner with the Carters:
Would you like to have dinner with a former President of the United States?  Join President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at the historic Windsor Hotel on September 28, 2012, at 5:30 pm.

This intimate time with the Carters will give you and your traveling companions a chance to enjoy dinner before the official opening of the Clarence Jordan Symposium at the Rylander Theatre which is located  just across the street from the hotel set to begin at 7:00 pm.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 Location:  Rylander Theatre, Americus

7:00 PMWelcomeLenny Jordan / Kirk Lyman-Barner
7:15-7:30 PMOpening RemarksPresident Jimmy Carter 
7:30-8:00 PMImpersonation of Clarence JordanAl Staggs
8:00-9:00 PMCotton Patch GospelTom Key

Saturday, September 29, 2012 Location:  Georgia Southwestern University

9:00-9:15        Welcome and housekeeping    Bren Dubay, Director Koinonia Farm
9:10-9:30 Keynote 1 Joyce Hollyday, United Church of Christ Historian
9:35-9:45   A moment of whimsy Ted Swartz, Actor and Humorist
9:50-10:15 Keynote 2 Shane Claiborne, The Simple Way
10:15-10:30        A moment of whimsy Ted Swartz, Actor and Humorist
10:30-10:50 Break and move to breakout sessions  
10:50-11:50 Breakout Sessions  
  Track 1-Arts and Storytelling Tom Key – Humor and storytelling
    Philip Gulley 
  Track 2-Church and Society Greg Wittkamper-Americus highschool graduate and former Koinonia resident
    Greg Cary- Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary
    Tim Downs, Conference Minister, Southeast Conference United Church of Christ, A Christian Witness in the Deep South
  Track 3-Christian Community Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, The Rutba House & Shane Claiborne, The Simple Way
  Track 4-Fair Trade, Stewardship and Agriculture Tripp Pomeroy and Bill Harris, Jr. Owners, founders of Cafe Campesino and Cooperative Coffees
 12:00-1:30 Lunch Bookstore Open
 1:30-1:50 Key Note 3 Charles Marsh-Center for Lived Theology, University of Virginia
 1:50-2:00 A moment of whimsy Ted Swartz, Actor and Humorist
 2:00-2:15 Break and move to breakout sessions  
 2:15-3:00 Breakout session  
  Track 1-Arts and Storytelling Al Staggs, Theologian and Clarence Jordan Impersonator
  Track 2-Church and Society Nora Tisdale, Professor of Homiletics, Yale Divinity School
    David Snell, President of The Fuller Center for Housing The History and Future of the Affordable Housing Movement
    Ronnie McBrayer, Author, Pastor
    Ann Coble, Author, Professor of Historical Society
    Bill Carlson, Professor of History and Political Science, Bethel University
  Track 3-Christian Community Don Mosley, Jubillee Partners-"Christian Peacemaking"
Linda Fuller
Dolphus Weary
  Track 4-Fair Trade, Stewardship and Agriculture Wayne Wiseman-The Permaculture Project
3:00-3:15 Return for Final Panel Discussion  
3:15-3:25 A moment of whimsy Ted Swartz, Actor and Humorist
3:25-4:30 Panel Discussion David Hooker, Presenter and Moderator
4:30-4:40 A moment of whimsy Ted Swartz, Actor and Humorist
4:40-5:00 Closing Speech Philip Gulley, Quaker Minister, Humorist and Author
5:00-5:30 Bookstore Open  

Americus Hotel Information (Ask for Clarence Jordan Symposium Rate)
Please reserve a room early as we only have 229 rooms blocked off for the event.

Americus Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast
504 Rees Park – Americus, Georgia 31709 – 229-931-0122

Baymont Inn: Doubles & King: $43.50     (229) 928-5400

Quality Inn
: Doubles & Kings (smoking/non-smoking): $67.49         (229) 924-4431

Jameson Inn
: Doubles & Kings (smoking/non-smoking): $69.99         (229) 924-2726

Best Western Plus Windsor Hotel: SOLD OUT  (229) 924-1555

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