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Cooperative Groups, the FIC, and Sexual Politics: Sharing, Learning, Healing, Persisting

Posted on May 26, 2019 by
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In trying to undo generations of conditioning and trauma, we need to start with the mistakes, learn from them, learn how to love a little more, and try, try again.


✔️Let’s come together! 🗓️ Events in 2019

Posted on May 15, 2019 by
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Conferences, Festivals, Gatherings Places where we can share stories, learn skills, and create the relationships we need to build our communities and our movement. Join us for these awesome events, co-sponsored by the Foundation for Intentional Community. Questions about an event? Please contact the event directly through their website.  Village Building Convergence – Portland, OR –… Read More

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In community, On the road – Dispatch #8 – Arcosanti

Posted on April 18, 2019 by
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I got a little out of order, but to wrap up my first cross-country tour I wanted to share a little about Arcosanti. I only stayed there a night on my way from Taos to San Diego, but I’ve helped host a couple gatherings there the last two years and I really enjoy the place.… Read More


In community, On the road – Dispatch #7 – Taos Initiative for Life Together

Posted on April 17, 2019 by
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“As Christians we have to atone and reconcile the atrocities done in the name of God.” That was Todd Wynward, during his 2 minutes in the intro go-round of the first Southwest Inter-Community Summit. I’d been kind of tuned out when he started talking, but that got my attention. I need to talk to that… Read More


Event season is here!

Posted on April 17, 2019 by

There are lots of great events coming up this year. FIC is proud to sponsor events that help bring people together to build your communities and build the movement. Info about all the events we’re sponsoring. Here are some of the new events on the schedule. The Farm’s Conference on Community and Sustainability – The… Read More


In community, On the road – Dispatch #6b – Tools for Collective Self-Governance

Posted on April 16, 2019 by

Gleaning Wisdom from the Nonprofit Democracy Network In late March, Cassandra Ferrera, FIC Board member, and I participated in a training by the Nonprofit Democracy Network titled Tools for Collective Self-Governance. It was a 3 day exploration in how nonprofit organizations working can better embody the change they’re trying to make in the world. There… Read More


In community, On the road – Dispatch #6a – Relearning We

Posted on April 16, 2019 by

4 weeks and 6 communities later My first cross-country communities tour of the year ended with a 3 day training on Tools for Collective Self-Governance in Oakland, CA with the Nonprofit Democracy Network. I got to spend 3 days with a bunch of badass organizers working for awesome organizations trying to make the world a… Read More


Videos from Los Angeles Eco-Village

Posted on April 5, 2019 by

 


In community, On the road – Dispatch #5 – Los Angeles Eco-Village

Posted on April 5, 2019 by

It’s easier to recognize an intentional community when it’s rural. There’s simply less distraction and less interaction with the surrounding population. This has its pros and cons. The escapism and isolationism that was prevalent in the 60’s and 70’s came at a cost to the movement, there are undoubtedly levels of experimentation that being rural… Read More


In Community, On the Road – Dispatch #4 – Jackson, MS

Posted on March 23, 2019 by

I’m obsessed with relevance. I consider myself a global citizen with a shared responsibility to help make the world a better place. For me, intentional communities are not just an end in themselves. They’re also pre-figurative. They’re responses to a critical analysis of the problems in the world showing that something else is possible, while… Read More


Events we love – We’ll be there, will you?

Posted on March 18, 2019 by

FIC is a proud sponsor of a number of great events this year. We’re particularly looking forward to… Village Building Convergence – Portland, OR – May 31 – June 9 National Cohousing Conference – Portland, OR – June 1 – 2 International Communal Studies Association Conference – upstate New York – July 18 – 21… Read More


Video from Koinonia Farm

Posted on March 17, 2019 by

In Community, On the Road – Dispatch #3 – Koinonia Farm

Posted on March 16, 2019 by
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Koinonia Farm holds a special and largely unknown place in the intentional communities movement. Founded in 1942 near Americus, Georgia, the word Koinonia means fellowship or communion, or as it was interpreted by the founders of Koinonia Farm, community. In their words, “from the beginning, Koinonians emphasized the brotherhood and sisterhood of all people. When… Read More


Videos from Earthaven Ecovillage

Posted on March 15, 2019 by

In Community, On the Road – Dispatch #2 – Earthaven Ecovillage

Posted on March 9, 2019 by

I last visited Earthaven Ecovillage in 2001, when I came down with some other Twin Oakers for an FIC Art of Community conference. I was this fresh faced 20 year old communitarian, and it was my first substantial point of contact with the FIC, visiting a community that at the time was only 7 years… Read More


In Community, On the Road – Dispatch #1 – The Journey Begins

Posted on March 8, 2019 by
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On March 1st I left my home of Twin Oaks Community and hit the road. I’ve been the Executive Director of the FIC for over 3 years now, and while Twin Oaks has been remarkably supportive and conducive in many ways, it’s also been limiting. I’m heading out to be an agent at large for… Read More


Black Land Matters: An Interview with Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm

Posted on February 24, 2019 by

Headquartered on a community farm, a nonprofit, people-of-color-led organization works to dismantle racism in the food system by increasing farmland stewardship by people of color, promoting equity in food access, and training the next generation of activist farmers.


Land in a Sustainable and Just Society

Posted on February 17, 2019 by
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To value equally the needs of all life and all people, we need to shift our land-use approach away from control towards access and stewardship.


International Communal Studies Association 2019 Conference

Posted on February 14, 2019 by

The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2019 Conference of the International Communal Studies Association, which will take place July 18-21, 2019, at the four Camphill communities located near Hudson, New York.  Click here to register! If you have any questions about this registration site, please do not hesitate to contact Dan McKanan at [email protected]Read More


Community for the Health of it

Posted on January 21, 2019 by

National Cohousing Conference, May 30 – June 2, 2019 The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the 2019 National Cohousing Conference, hosted by the Cohousing Association of the US. We’ll be providing workshops and running a conference Bookstore. Hope to see you there! Learn how living in community can be healthier by combating loneliness. Whether… Read More

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It’s not too late!

Posted on January 1, 2019 by

Welcome to 2019! The holidays are officially behind us, and with them, the holiday giving season. This time of year can bring so much joy, and it can also bring a lot of stress, particularly on your bank account. Between all the gifts you probably have to buy, the travel, and all the causes and… Read More

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Planet Community: Holistic solutions to systemic problems – Help us launch a new video series!

Posted on July 9, 2018 by
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  We’re creating a new web series! Please support our Kickstarter campaign!   Okay y’all, we’ve got a problem.  Let’s get real. We are facing multiple, interconnected global dangers, rooted in the exploitation of people and planet. These dangers include climate change, wealth disparity, and social injustice. These are co-created and mutually reinforcing problems. They… Read More

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Transition Towns and Intentional Communities – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #8

Posted on April 27, 2018 by

Transition Towns: Intentional Communities for the 99% What to look forward to in this webinar: While building and growing intentional communities is an important part of the resilience-building work of the international Transition Movement, the main thrust of Transition is to create intentional communities for the 99% – towns, cities, neighborhoods, and even entire regions… Read More

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Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by

      Cohousing Conferences in 2018! Regional Cohousing Conference – Boulder CO Canadian Cohousing Conference – Vancouver BC Regional Cohousing Conference – Amherst MA by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Directory The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of several cohousing conferences this year. First off head to Boulder, CO for a Regional Cohousing Conference, April 20 – 22. Then… Read More


The Wisdom of Communities is coming – will you help us reach our stretch goal?

Posted on February 20, 2018 by

      The Wisdom of Communities is coming! Will you help us bring it to more people? by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Crowdfund Goal Reached – Thanks to people like you! Thanks to people like you we reached the $4,000 crowdfunding campaign goal to publish our new 4 volume series, Wisdom of Communities. But, seeing… Read More

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Check out the Jewish Intentional Communities Conference & Incubator Program

Posted on February 10, 2018 by
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      Jewish Intentional Communities Conference and Incubator Program: Hakhel by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Foundation for Intentional Community is a proud co-sponsor of the 5th annual Jewish Intentional Communities Conference, hosted by Hazon. We’re also pleased to share information on their new incubator program, Hakhel. Jewish Intentional Communities Conference Jewish Intentional… Read More

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Fundraising for the Revolution – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #7

Posted on February 7, 2018 by

Being true to yourself, and keeping your sanity, while raising money What to look forward to in this webinar: We’ll conduct most of this webinar “clinic” style. That means that after an initial few minutes of basic assumptions and information about what good fundraising is and means and does, we’ll spend the rest of our… Read More


Makin’ It Happen, Cooperatively – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #6

Posted on February 2, 2018 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: Creating a world that works for all people and the planet will take an unprecedented level of cooperation. Easier said than done. This workshop will explore the ins and outs of successful group endeavors and enterprises, including intentional communities, worker co-ops, and other collective and community based… Read More

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Help share the Wisdom of Communities with the world – crowdfunding!

Posted on January 27, 2018 by

      Help Share the Wisdom of Communities Crowdfunding our new 4-volume book series A Radical Idea Here’s a Radical Idea: We can work together to take care of each other! Okay, maybe it’s not that radical, but how do we do that in a world so geared towards the opposite? This is a central… Read More

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The Global Movement of Ecovillages – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #5

Posted on December 21, 2017 by

What to look forward to in this webinar: Ecovillages are communities striving to live well and lightly together. From appropriate technologies to holistic health; from sustainable agriculture to group facilitation, ecovillages are integrating solutions within human-scale communities and creating new cultures and “stories” in which we can live well – and lightly. While not utopias,… Read More


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