Category Archives: Finding Community

The Peace Bridge

The Peace Bridge

Tamarack Institute and FIC invite all of us to share our conversations about community.More…

Achieving Affordability with Cohousing

Achieving Affordability with Cohousing

Cohousing is intrinsically an affordable model; here’s why and how.More…

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

Cycling toward Sustainable Community

After 6,500 miles of pedaling and 100 community visits, a couple documents the promise of intentional community and cooperative living.More…

Greening Your ’Hood

Greening Your ’Hood

Kibbutzes, ecovillages, cohousing communities, and pocket neighborhoods offer us opportunities to make a new start.More…

Crossing over the Threshold

Crossing over the Threshold

An older generation learns to let go as a younger generation steps forward.More…

Aspiring to the Working Class

By learning necessary physical skills, these ecovillagers transcend the limitations of their middle-class educations.More…

The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs

The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs

To create a thriving, diverse community, we need to learn how to host and integrate new people in ways that support them as multi-dimensional human beings.More…

Growing a Culture of Gratitude in Argentine Patagonia

Growing a Culture of Gratitude in Argentine Patagonia

An organic farming volunteer learns surprising new lessons from his Argentinian hosts—such as how to relax, how to enjoy practical labor, and how to contribute more sustainably by putting personal work first.More…

Buddha Being…Buddha Doing

Overcoming her resistance to waking up at 5 a.m., a veteran community seeker learns transformative lessons at Deer Park Monastery.More…

A Communitarian Conundrum

Despite widespread desire for community, structural and cultural obstacles to intentional community in the modern world loom large.More…

Honesty and Intimacy

Honesty and Intimacy

In the author’s first, very intense intentional community immersion, revealing the truth led to love and intimacy. He left that group, but, in many spheres of life, emotional and intellectual honesty became his religion.More…

Hopeful New Stories from the Old World

Hopeful New Stories from the Old World

Ten European ecovillages show the way to a brighter future.More…

And I Listen

Howling, shouting, cries of despair, and The Pierced One greet a parent on her first visit to her daughter’s adopted community. Luckily, through lots of talking and listening, things improve.More…

It Takes a Community to Grow an Elder

After confronting an identity crisis worthy of adolescence, a 65-year-old finds a new home in community and discovers that elderhood is a blessing, not a curse.More…

Balancing Powers

In a healthy community, leadership and followship are equally important roles, each with vital skill sets that can assure effective teamwork.More…

More Perspectives on Leadership and Followship

The author identifies additional leadership skills, cautions against blind followship, and reflects on the many types of power in cooperative groups.More…

Seeing the Good in the World

After several years teaching about community in the abstract, an anthropologist and environmental studies teacher finds that direct student engagement with intentional communities provides the spark needed for personal inspiration, connection, and the potential for social transformation.More…

Second Family

A mother responds to empty-nest syndrome by discovering her new family in community.More…

Together and Apart; Eden Within Eden

Together and Apart; Eden Within Eden

Reviews of two great books on community living, one on life in a convent with surprising insights even for the most secular, and one on the history of utopian experiments in Oregon.More…

From Visions of Utopia to “The Many Faces of Community”

Geoph Kozeny’s community documentary brings forth reflections on Hearthaven, discussions among neighbors and friends, and ultimately a new intergenerational family community.More…

Visions of Utopia, Part Two

Author: Tim Miller Published in Communities Magazine Issue #143 Visions of Utopia, Part Two Experiments in Sustainable Culture A Documentary by Geoph Kozeny Available from store.ic.org or 1-800-995-8342. ($30 plus shipping; or $50 plus shipping for Parts One and Two together; additional discount available to FIC Members.) Geoph Kozeny lived in community for more thanMore…

Network for a New Culture Camps

Participants in NFNC’s Summer Camps explore intimacy, transparency, freedom of choice, personal responsibility, sexuality, and new ways of being, teaching, and learning.More…

Festivals and Gatherings on The Farm

A long-time events organizer reflects on the rewards, challenges, logistics, and community dynamics involved in hosting gatherings large and small.More…

The Quest for Community

Tree Bressen traces her own path of exploration from commune to collective household, discovering that community isn’t always drawn in black and white.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
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