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"There is no higher achievement in all the world than to be a person in community…This is the most creative and difficult work to which any of us will ever be called…We are to be builders of liberating communities that free love in us and free love in others."

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Road fellows arrive in Atlanta from many places and many walks of life to live and work together in intentional community.

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Intentional community means Road fellows share a home, share resources, and follow a regular rhythm of communal meals and prayer together. Each group of Road fellows craft a Rule of Life to guide and give encouragement for their life together.

Of course conflict happens! But Road fellows learn to deal with conflict proactively and as an opportunity for discernment and growth as individuals and as a community.  Living in community is sometimes the most challenging but also the most transformative part of the year. The gifts of differences and  of community enrich a year of inner and outer growth.


How would you describe living in community and what you have learned?

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Living in community is a real gift. When I first joined the program, I was worried community life would seem like a constant job, having to “be on” all the time. But I realize, the members of our community grow closer, that our house is a real haven. I can come home after a long day of work, tired and frustrated, and I am greeted by people who really care about me. They listen to me complain, offer encouragement, and make me laugh. The community is really invested in my welfare, and fosters my desires to grow and learn. I love hearing the stories and lessons my community members share around the dinner table at night, and I am heartened by fellowship.
— Ciara Rowley, 2nd Year Road Fellow

Living at Emmaus House

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Fellows participating in The Road will be working closely with and also living at Emmaus House in the heart of Atlanta.

Emmaus House has served the Peoplestown community of Atlanta since 1967 and was instrumental in bringing school desegregation and the welfare rights movement to the city. Current Emmaus House social programs, funded by the Diocese of Atlanta and other donors, include a walk in help center (the Muriel Lokey Center), a seniors program, parental education, food pantry and monthly community dinner, and a wide variety of youth programs. Emmaus House Chapel, an Episcopal congregation of some 80 active members, is located on our campus.

You can check out the Emmaus House website here.