Practicing Koinōnia

@article{vanDeusenHunsinger2009PracticingK,
  title={Practicing Koinōnia},
  author={Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger},
  journal={Theology Today},
  year={2009},
  volume={66},
  pages={346 - 367}
}
Koinonia is both the origin and telos of the church's existence. It is the goal of all Christian practices, and at the same time it is something to be practiced. Nonviolent communication (made up of the interplay of observation, feeling, need, and request) provides heightened awareness of the centrality of koinōnia as well as skill in working toward it. It is especially helpful in situations when the peace and unity of fellowship breaks down. It can also serve as a means of spiritual growth. 

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