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The Case for Mass Civil Disruption and Resistance: The story of how 15 intentional communities and experiments came together to form a national coalition to defend life, come hell or high water

The Case for Mass Civil Disruption and Resistance: The story of how 15 intentional communities and experiments came together to form a national coalition to defend life, come hell or high water

Activists and communitarians gather to ask: “How do we respond to our current global crisis?”More…

Grassroots Activism Starts at Home

Grassroots Activism Starts at Home

At the RareBirds Housing Co-operative, community life and outside activism deepen and strengthen each other.More…

Not the Last of the Mohicans:  Honoring Our Native Predecessors on the Land

Not the Last of the Mohicans: Honoring Our Native Predecessors on the Land

How can we do right by the native peoples whose ancestral homelands now host our intentional communities?More…

Rediscovering Community:  A family’s journey back to appreciating Home

Rediscovering Community: A family’s journey back to appreciating Home

An active search for a new community allows one family to explore core questions.More…

Offerings to the Land

Offerings to the Land

Befriend the land where you are, and you will never be lonely.More…

The Unexpected Journey

The Unexpected Journey

A three-month living/learning seminar in alternative communities still resonates three decades later.More…

Getting to Community and Life after Community: Collectivism vs. Individuality

Getting to Community and Life after Community: Collectivism vs. Individuality

Togetherness and solitude, action and reflection—our lives give us times for each.More…

An Evolving Movement

An Evolving Movement

The FIC’s new Executive Director reflects on his and the organization’s converging paths.More…

Finding Community Outside of “Community”

Finding Community Outside of “Community”

Myriad groups and connections on “the outside” don’t call themselves intentional—but sometimes are.More…

Three Kinds of Community—Three Kinds of Experience and Learning

Three Kinds of Community—Three Kinds of Experience and Learning

Whether with refugees, in the inner city, or in intentional groups, community holds life-long lessons.More…

My Squat Law Journey

My Squat Law Journey

After years of advocacy, social justice work, and on-the-ground experience, a squatter passes the bar exam.More…

Land Use Regulations, Urban Planners, and Intentional Communities

Land Use Regulations, Urban Planners, and Intentional Communities

A century since the United States’ first citywide zoning ordinance, community founders can find support in unexpected places when navigating land use laws.More…

It Takes All Kinds to Raise a Village

It Takes All Kinds to Raise a Village

After an engaged local citizenry creates cultural shifts, a city endorses rather than prosecutes code-bending strategies that promote resilient community.More…

It’s the Law

It’s the Law

Communal living is no escape from dealing with legal issues and challenges coming from both within and outside the group. More…

Urban Flex Farms: Farming on a Bicycle

Urban Flex Farms: Farming on a Bicycle

In the face of structural challenges, some urban farmers are finding innovative ways to serve their neighborhoods.
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We Got An Egg!: A Study in Scarcity

We Got An Egg!: A Study in Scarcity

At the Global Village, schoolchildren get a taste of impoverished peoples’ struggles to feed themselves.More…

How the Kitchen Is the Heart of a Community

How the Kitchen Is the Heart of a Community

A shared kitchen provides not just physical sustenance, but emotional benefits and greater connection to our food and one another.More…

Cookin’ Dinner for the Revolution

Cookin’ Dinner for the Revolution

A vibrant, reliable, and nourishing home-base can provide activists with a much-needed feeling of sustainability.More…

Why I’m a Locavore

Why I’m a Locavore

By eating food grown locally by farmers we know, we can create a strong and resilient local food system and a healthier community. More…

Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn

Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn

Two retirees discover a way to explore cohousing without long-term commitment—and after several extended visits, decide it’s for them.More…

A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community

A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community

After falling into a disillusioning “status quo” existence, a baby boomer rekindles his zeal (and ability) to live by his values at Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage.More…

The Power of Community

The Power of Community

Cohousing can offer a much-improved quality of life to seniors and others; it’s time to break free of the self-inflicted “Oh, that’s not me!”More…

My Father the Toddler

My Father the Toddler

An ex-communitarian tending full-time to an aging parent reflects on how intentional communities can help shift our approach to elder care.More…

Social Media or Social Isolation? Or is there a third way?

Social Media or Social Isolation? Or is there a third way?

Avoiding computers can mean losing out on connecting with others when one is desperate for connection, yet a rich, computer-free, community-based social life is also possible.More…

Kindista: Technology for Living More Freely

Kindista: Technology for Living More Freely

Born of collaboration, an innovative technology helps build community by encouraging trust, appreciation, and giving from the heart.More…

Technology on the Path to Reality: Snapshots from the Pre-Post-Digital Age

Technology on the Path to Reality: Snapshots from the Pre-Post-Digital Age

Misadventures with a cell phone help the author dial into more enduring, meaningful adventures and relationships not dependent on an electronic-communications hamster wheel.More…

Back to Life: Returning from the Virtual to the Real

Back to Life: Returning from the Virtual to the Real

To shake our addiction to modern technology, we must understand its true costs. Stillwaters Sanctuary works to create a culture of greater connection, where it is easier to live without industrial society.More…

Technology: Our External Thumb

Technology: Our External Thumb

Instead of asking whether technology is a “friend or foe,” perhaps we should be asking how to better help friends and reduce foes through the use of technology.More…

“Appropriate” Technology and Community on the Path to Resiliency

“Appropriate” Technology and Community on the Path to Resiliency

At Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, efforts to foster a renaissance in land-based living go hand in hand with judicious use of modern design and communication technologies.More…

Technology, Nature, and Community

Technology, Nature, and Community

How does modern technology affect our ecological and social literacy? Are computers and their kin suppressing or enhancing the awareness, skills, and qualities essential to our nature as humans?More…

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network