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We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption

We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption

We’re in this Together: Climate Disruption Initiative Maikwe, for FIC’s Climate Initiative Team Maikwe, Christopher, Chris, Marty and Sky “Is it possible to jettison our current system of exploitation and environmental destruction, and create a new system that is not only sustainable but affords us a comfortable and fulfilling life? The answer is a resoundingMore…

Event season begins with Cohousing and The Farm!

Event season begins with Cohousing and The Farm!

Events Season Begins Two events in partnership with FIC by Sky Blue, FIC Exec. Director Conferences, convergences, and festivals are like temporary intentional communities. People come together, for a shared purpose, with shared values, sharing space for mutual benefit. Events focused on intentional community provide opportunities to both learn about and experience community in aMore…

Our Next Step: ReInhabiting the Village

Our Next Step: ReInhabiting the Village

Community Bookstore Special ReInhabiting The Village by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager ReInhabiting the Village CoCreating our Future 352 pages; paperback book 110 pages; spiral-bound workbook by Jamaica Stevens ReInhabiting the Village is more than just a book. It is a multimedia social movement that features projects, organizations, and community leaders inspiring us to engageMore…

3 reasons to have a Movie Night

3 reasons to have a Movie Night

Community Bookstore Special Have a Movie Night by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager As if we need a reason to call on our companions and snuggle on the couch for a couple of hours, you might need a reminder why a movie night is a great idea.  I’m guessing wherever you live, there are timesMore…

Communities magazine issue – Social Permaculture

Communities magazine issue – Social Permaculture

Communities Magazine — Winter 2016 Social Permaculture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Social Permaculture—Issue #173  Our latest Communities issue on Social Permaculture reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!  Our Winter issue explores both Social Permaculture and the interfaceMore…

Communities Directory book now cheaper!

Communities Directory book now cheaper!

Community Bookstore Special Communities Directory Price Drop by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Communities Directory print book Over 600 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 August 2016, published by FIC $30―was $35 Wow! The response to our new Communities Directory has been enormous. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for this essential resource weMore…

See What’s Free at FIC Bookstore

See What’s Free at FIC Bookstore

Community Bookstore Feature Free Downloadable Resources at the FIC Bookstore by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Free Downloadables Our primary aim at the FIC Bookstore is to get essential information about community and cooperation to you, our readers. Sales help us keep the bookstore going, but we want our resources to be accessible too. HaveMore…

Where do we find Collective Courage?

Where do we find Collective Courage?

Community Bookstore Special Collective Courage by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Collective Courage A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice 328 pages; paperback; 2014 By Jessica Gordon Nembhard $40 Cooperative culture has a deep, rich history that has often been omitted from the history books. Particularly the union of cooperative groups andMore…

Kozeny Communitarian Award seeks nominations

Kozeny Communitarian Award seeks nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award  by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Fellowship for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open―Jan 1 to April 1―for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award. The award honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. Geoph was integrally involvedMore…

Social Permaculture – Communities Winter Issue

Social Permaculture – Communities Winter Issue

Communities Magazine — Winter 2016 Social Permaculture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Social Permaculture—Issue #173 Our latest Communities issue on Social Permacultre reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Winter issue explores both Social Permaculture and the interfaceMore…

2017: A Year to Organize

2017: A Year to Organize

Community Bookstore 2017: A Year to Organize by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Happy New Year, friends! Have you noticed 2017 is a “1” year, numerologically speaking? 2+0+1+7=10, or 1. And because 2016 was a 9 year, we have completed a cycle and returned to the beginning. A new chapter. A new opportunity. The startMore…

The world, and the FIC, need you

The world, and the FIC, need you

The world, and the FIC, need you! Dear Friends,  Is it just me, or is the world going a little more crazy than usual? Does it seem like more people than usual are extra busy, stressed out, or overwhelmed? Wherever you land on the spectrum, no one seems to think humanity’s current situation is tenable.More…

This Year, We’ll Need Community More Than Ever

This Year, We’ll Need Community More Than Ever

I woke up on Election Day ready to get the whole thing over with. My life was already in a state of transition: the eco-village I’d lived in for two years was on the of cusp of disbanding. The new collective house I was moving into into had a lot of things to get in order:More…

Best of Communities III. Leadership, Power and Membership

Best of Communities III. Leadership, Power and Membership

Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities ― The Cream of Our Crop Leadership, Power, and Membership by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume III Leadership, Power, and Membership A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased toMore…

Have you selected your half-off books yet?

Have you selected your half-off books yet?

Community Bookstore Holiday Half-Off Sale! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Get half or more off on Books, Magazines, and Movies! You can give the gift of community this holiday season by choosing from over 35 books, DVDs and Communities magazines with prices over 50% off of the original price! You’ll find a variety of topicsMore…

What does it take to cooperate?

What does it take to cooperate?

What does it take to cooperate? Dear Friends, We all know that cooperation is the only way forward to actually address the monumental challenges facing humanity. But this isn’t easy. Cooperation is not the standard we were raised with. It takes both learning and unlearning. Which is why we are grateful for you: intentional communitiesMore…

Communities Winter Issue – Social Permaculture

Communities Winter Issue – Social Permaculture

Communities Magazine — Winter 2016 Social Permaculture Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our new Communities issue on Social Permaculture was mailed to subscribers on Dec 2. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Winter issue explores both Social Permaculture and the interface of Public andMore…

Are you feeling connected?

Are you feeling connected?

Community Bookstore The new Communities Directory $5 off with coupon by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager The New 7th Edition 2016 Print Communities Directory $5 off with coupon! Coupon applies to below Combo Deals too! In a time of global conflict and domestic divisiveness we need connection and collaboration. We are called to name ourMore…

Holiday Half-Off Sale!

Holiday Half-Off Sale!

Community Bookstore Holiday Half-Off Sale! by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Get half or more off on Books, Magazines, and Movies! The Fellowship for Intentional Community is immensely grateful for our supporters, members, donors, and bookstore customers. Your support keeps us going, both emotionally and financially. We strive to return the support with content and resourcesMore…

You Are The FIC

You Are The FIC

You Are The FIC! After last Tuesday, could it be any more obvious that the world is in crisis? When the unimaginable happens, how do you respond? My request to you: Don’t despair. Use this as an opportunity. Trump has brought into stark focus the problems that already existed. It doesn’t mean we haven’t madeMore…

Do you have your 2017 calendar? We’Moon & Permaculture

Do you have your 2017 calendar? We’Moon & Permaculture

Community Bookstore 2017 Calendar & Datebook by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager As we near the end of this calendar year, 2017 lurks around the corner with promises of new opportunities, dreams actualized…and greater organization?! As always, we offer you the We’Moon Datebook for not only organization but also inspiration and lunar charting. We are alsoMore…

Service & Activism – Communities magazine Fall Issue

Service & Activism – Communities magazine Fall Issue

Communities Magazine — Fall 2016 Service and Activism Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Service & Activism—Issue #172 Our latest Communities issue on Service & Activism is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Fall issue focuses on Service and Activism. AuthorsMore…

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How to find your community

How to find your community

Community Bookstore How to Find Your Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities II Seeking and Visiting a Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture $15 in print; $10 in digital The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the veryMore…

Where is the complete guide to US Communities?

Where is the complete guide to US Communities?

Community Bookstore The Encyclopedic Guide To American Intentional Communities by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager The Encyclopedic Guide To American Intentional Communities by Timothy Miller NEW! $80 Ever wish you could have the complete, definitive guide to intentional communities throughout the U.S., past and present? Rather than a library of books, where is the bookMore…

50% off Magazine Back-Issues, October Sales, & a Focus on Diversity!

50% off Magazine Back-Issues, October Sales, & a Focus on Diversity!

50% off Magazine Back-Issues, October Sales, and a Focus on Diversity! By Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager ‘Tis the season for reflection: to retreat indoors, look back on the year, and assess our accomplishments and lessons learned. Oftentimes, we even reflect on years past as markers of how we arrived to our place today orMore…

Crisis and Opportunity: Taking the FIC to the next level

Crisis and Opportunity: Taking the FIC to the next level

  My Fellow Communitarians, Every day intentional communities and their allies work to model a better future. And everyday, the FIC works to support their development, share what they’ve learned, and connect them to the broader movement towards sustainability, cooperation, and justice. As a grassroots funded organization our income consists of membership fees, donations, andMore…

Do you organize with the Moon?

Do you organize with the Moon?

Community Bookstore Do you organize with the Moon? by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Permaculture Principles 2017 Wall Calendar with Moon Planting Guide $14, Wall Calendar We are thrilled to begin carrying this interactive and engaging wall calendar that features 12 key permaculture principles, inspiring imagery and tips, phases of the moon, and optimal plantingMore…

Autumn Gifts & Free Reads

Autumn Gifts & Free Reads

Autumn Gifts & Free Reads By Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Free Gift Subscription with $50 Purchase! October is my favorite month. For most of us in the northern hemisphere, it is the moment we experience sweet relief from the summer heat. We dust off the cobwebs from our chest of sweaters and woolen hats, gatherMore…

Service & Activism – Communities Fall Issue

Service & Activism – Communities Fall Issue

Communities Magazine — Fall 2016 Service and Activism Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Service & Activism—Issue #172 Our latest Communities issue on Service & Activism reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Fall issue focuses on Service and Activism. AuthorsMore…

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