Koinonia, n. The life in community and fellowship shared by believers.
The Early Christians lived in a world where people identified and
separated themselves by race, social class, and gender; the Church
astonished the world by showing Jews and Greeks, masters and slaves,
males and females, who not only did not exhibit the same tensions, but
were all one, together, equal, in Christ Jesus. Today in our nation
Christians gather at 10:00 AM, the most segregated hour of the week.
- -- Hayward's Unabridged Dictionary