Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Memorial Eucharist for Fr Austin Ford, Founder of Emmaus House

Fr. Ford was a fervent champion of the residents of  Peoplestown and the south side of Atlanta. He was an instrumental figure in the struggle for civil rights, advocating that all people, regardless of economic or racial status, deserved fair and dignified treatment. Fr. Ford established The Poverty Rights Office at Emmaus House – a powerful reminder that all people have rights, but that some people have to work harder to benefit from them. Fr. Ford worked tirelessly to give voice to those who often went unheard.

Today, Fr. Ford’s legacy lives on in all that we do. The Poverty Rights Office, now the Muriel Lokey Help Center at Emmaus House, continues to serve all comers with a variety of services, helping people to move toward economic stability. Our education programs help children and youth to succeed in school. None of this would have been possible without the courage, compassion, and vision of Fr. Ford. All of us at Emmaus House owe a debt of gratitude to him for teaching us what it means to translate the Gospel into tangible, transformational action.

The Memorial Eucharist

The Memorial Eucharist for Fr. Austin Brown was held at the Emmaus Chapel on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Emmaus Chapel Vicar, The Rev. Ricardo Bailey celebrated the Eucharist and preached.


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