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New paperback “The Vision at Work” tells The Fuller Center for Housing’s story

New paperback “The Vision at Work” tells The Fuller Center for Housing’s story

New paperback “The Vision at Work” tells The Fuller Center for Housing’s story AMERICUS, Georgia — Through the years, Fuller Center for Housing President David Snell has stood before thousands of supporters, volunteers, church congregations and others to tell the story of The Fuller Center for Housing. He’s spoken of how Millard and Linda Fuller […]

Clarence Jordan: The man who inspired Millard Fuller and enlightened charity

Clarence Jordan: The man who inspired Millard Fuller and enlightened charity

Clarence Jordan: The man who inspired Millard Fuller and enlightened charity AMERICUS, Georgia — It was 110 years ago that Clarence Jordan was born — on July 29, 1910. He grew up in the small town of Talbotton, Georgia, but he would go on to change the world in a big way as he tried […]

Clarence Jordan’s simple statement of enlightened charity continues to guide Fuller Center today

Clarence Jordan’s simple statement of enlightened charity continues to guide Fuller Center today

Photo: Clarence Jordan (left) and Millard Fuller at Koinonia Farm in 1968 Clarence Jordan’s simple statement of enlightened charity continues to guide Fuller Center today (Editor’s note: Fuller Center President David Snell originally penned this blog in 2014, yet is remains timely as The Fuller Center continues to practice the philosophy today with our Christian […]

Clarence Jordan-inspired “Cotton Patch Gospel” to take stage outdoors; live streams available

Clarence Jordan-inspired “Cotton Patch Gospel” to take stage outdoors; live streams available

Clarence Jordan-inspired “Cotton Patch Gospel” to take stage outdoors; live streams available In 1981, an off-Broadway show called “Cotton Patch Gospel” took the stage at Lamb’s Theatre in New York City. The play — written by Tom Key and Russell Treyz and featuring music and lyrics by Harry Chapin — is based on the writings […]

Faith Fuller’s Koinonia film “Briars in the Cotton Patch” now available for free streaming

Faith Fuller’s Koinonia film “Briars in the Cotton Patch” now available for free streaming

The Fuller Center for Housing’s ministry and Georgia’s historic Koinonia Farm will forever be inextricably linked. This intentional Christian community of blacks and whites living together in peace and harmony is where Fuller Center founders Millard and Linda Fuller would learn from theologian Clarence Jordan the principles of partnership behind their housing ministry. “Briars in […]

Easter 2020: “A carried-away church” could make a real difference in the world right now

EASTER 2020 Ryan Iafigliola VICE-PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS Ryan helped lead the Inward Bound program in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Habitat for Humanity chapter at the University of Notre Dame before joining The Fuller Center. He started as a volunteer to work hand-in-hand with his hero Millard Fuller and created the Bicycle Adventure. Today he […]

National Spelling Bee winning word an easy one for us: k-o-i-n-o-n-i-a

National Spelling Bee winning word an easy one for us: k-o-i-n-o-n-i-a

I’ve always been a decent speller and utterly dominated our weekly class spelling bees in fifth grade. The reward for winning was five lollipops, which meant I made friends very easily back then. Hey, if you can can’t win friends with personality, just bribe them with candy. But the kids who compete in the annual […]

John J. Staton: Five decades of supporting Fuller ministry is all about hands-on faith

John J. Staton: Five decades of supporting Fuller ministry is all about hands-on faith

(Photo: Millard Fuller’s early work in Africa inspired the Rev. John J. Staton, who continues to support The Fuller Center for Housing’s work decades later.)   Editor’s note: We published this story on May 17, 2017. The Rev. Staton died on April 14 of this year, and we are re-running this story about a man […]