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What does it mean to live like a village?

Posted on August 13, 2018 by
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What is a Village? “In the simplest terms, it is the intersection and interconnection of people and place” explains Jamaica Stevens, author, event producer, and community activist. “How do we create a culture shift towards communities of celebration, cooperation, resilience, and respect?” Jamaica set about sharing some answers to these questions in her culture-shifting ReInhabiting the… Read More


Common Bound Is Coming!

Posted on June 8, 2018 by
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We’ve mentioned this before but this year the FIC is especially proud to be co-sponsoring the New Economy Coalition’s Common Bound Conference in St. Louis, June 22-24. There’s still time to register here. What is Common Bound? They’re over 700 people across the new economy movement who will come together in St. Louis to connect… Read More


Schedule Posted for Ecovillage Pathways

Posted on May 28, 2018 by
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The schedule for Ecovillage Pathways in just a few weeks is OUT! Go check out what’s coming up in this transformational event co-sponsored by the FIC at http://www.nextgenna.org/2018ecovillagepathways.html Ecovillage Pathways is a gathering of diverse ages exploring the emergent future of thriving community. We join those who have been living and learning for decades with those… Read More


Striving for Transformation & Adaptation

Posted on May 21, 2018 by
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In our latest e-newsletter our Community Bookstore manager, Kim Kanney presents the following titles as inspiration for positive change. Please check them out! Resilience, Community Action and Societal Transformation People, Place, Practice, Power, Politics and Possibility in Transition. $20; 216 pages; paperback; 2017 by Thomas Henfrey, Gesa Maschkowski & Gil Penha-Lopes Resilience, Community Action & Societal… Read More


Race, Privilege and Our New Gift Economy Model

Posted on March 28, 2018 by
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      Race, Class, and Our New Gift Economy Model March Blog Round-Up by Thomas Vecchio, Social Media Manager March has seen several of our most recent initiatives bear fruit―evidence of the new direction the FIC has been steering toward the last few years. While we envision community as a successful end in itself… Read More

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4 New Digital Books for Instant Reading

Posted on March 24, 2018 by
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      4 New Digital Books for Instant Reading by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager Are you ready to begin your next book? Start reading today! We have a plethora of digital resources that are literally just a click away. As soon as your order is placed, a link to a file will be… Read More

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Together Resilient: On Class & Race – Half Off!

Posted on March 20, 2018 by
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      Like Tweet Sale – Half Off TOGETHER RESILIENT Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager With all the energy we have buzzing around our current issue of Communities magazine, Class, Race, and Privilege, we wanted to also share what author Yana (Maikwe) Ludwig has to… Read More

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Kicking the Wisdom of Communities Up a Notch

Posted on March 17, 2018 by
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      Like Tweet Kicking the Wisdom of Communities Up a Notch By Carrie Rasmussen, FIC Development Director FIC’s second-ever Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign came to a close recently, blowing our expectations out of the water. The FIC Board of Directors and staff extend a magnificient thank you to the 69 donors who kicked our… Read More

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Where do we find Collective Courage?

Posted on March 13, 2018 by
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      Where do we find Collective Courage? by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Collective Courage Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard 328 pages; paperback; 2014; $40 Cooperative culture has a deep, rich history that has often been omitted from the history books. Particularly the… Read More

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Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by
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      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
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      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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Find Direction with Communities Directory

Posted on February 17, 2018 by
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      Find Direction with the Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager In a time of global and domestic conflict we need CONNECTION, not divisiveness. We need a direction that allows humanity to THRIVE, not simply survive. Thriving together in community has meant enhancing our capacities for empathy, communication, and love. It… Read More

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How to Inspire Sustainability by Gaia Education

Posted on February 13, 2018 by
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      GAIA EDUCATION: Teacher’s Guide & Youth Activities Guide by Kim Kanney, Bookstore Manager Where does one begin when teaching and inspiring one’s community towards a holistic approach to a sustainable lifestyle? From the leading organization that draws on the best practices and real experiences from ecovillages around the world, Gaia Education offers… 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 Fellowship 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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Next member webinar plus Wisdom of Communities update

Posted on February 6, 2018 by
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      Next Community Builders Forum Webinar, for members plus Wisdom of Communities Campaign Update! by Carrie Rasmussen, Development Director The Community Builders Forum Webinar Series  Beth Raps This month’s webinar, as a part of the Community Builders Forum, is on the topic of Fundraising for the Revolution. The webinar will go live on February… Read More

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Urban Communities – Communities magazine Winter #177

Posted on February 3, 2018 by
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      Communities Magazine — Winter 2017 Urban Communities Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our latest Communities issue on Urban Communities is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Communities magazine winter #177 Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities,… Read More

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LAST CHANCE for these Sale Items!

Posted on January 30, 2018 by
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      Books, Calendars, and DVDs still on Sale Only in January by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore manager We are so glad you have enjoyed the major sales on our Communities Bookstore items. Many of you have taken advantage of the great offers to stock up on your personal, community, or neighborhood library. Great work! Our… Read More

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

Posted on January 27, 2018 by
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      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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Kozeny Communitarian Award seeks nominations

Posted on January 23, 2018 by
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      Kozeny Communitarian Award Seeks Nominations by Laird Schaub The Fellowship for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open from Jan 1 to April 1 for the 2019 Kozeny Communitarian Award. 2019 Kozeny Communitarian Award This award honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in… Read More

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All DVDs on Sale – Only in January!

Posted on January 20, 2018 by
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      January Bookstore Sale Continues Every DVD is on Sale Too by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager For the entire month of January we have been offering major sales on our books, calendars and DVDs. Some prices are as low as $5! Visit our Community Bookstore to see how much we’ve dropped prices.… Read More

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3 Ways to Experience Communities Magazine

Posted on January 16, 2018 by
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      3 Ways to Experience Communities Magazine by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best Source for Info on Intentional Community Communities is your leading magazine for information about intentional communities—including urban co-ops, cohousing groups, ecovillages, and rural communes. From economics to intimacy; finding community to growing old, Communities magazine touches on the heart and… Read More

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Reminder: Big Book Sale this January!

Posted on January 9, 2018 by
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      Books, Calendars, and DVDs as low as $5! by Kim Kanney, Bookstore Manager Have you checked out our major book sale ― the price of nearly every book, calendar, and DVD has been cut? Check it out now! This is your last chance to order your 2018 Day Planner or Wall Calendar, and… Read More

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Winter issue #177 – Urban Communities – Communities magazine

Posted on January 6, 2018 by
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      Communities Magazine — Winter 2017 Urban Communities Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our latest Communities issue on Urban Communities reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Communities magazine winter #177 Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities, takes… Read More

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#TogetherResilient Winners

Posted on December 19, 2017 by
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      #TogetherResilient Winners by Carrie Rasmussen, Development Director Our #TogetherResilient social media raffle throughout the month of November resulted in many touching statements from supporters who shared what being ‘intentional’ and ‘together resilient’ mean to them. Three winners were chosen at random: Tim Frentz, Eleanor Sheila and Maya Norton. Here’s a sampling of responses from… Read More

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Taking a stand for a sustainable and peaceful human presence on the planet

Posted on December 16, 2017 by
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      Taking a stand for a sustainable and peaceful human presence on the planet by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Escalating Global Crisis – ICs are a Response It’s been quite a year. From the rise of white nationalism, to hurricanes and fires, to threats of nuclear war, to NFL protests, and a seemingly… Read More

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Last chance! Give the Gift of Community

Posted on December 12, 2017 by
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        Last chance! Give the Gift of Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Order now – arrive by Christmas Eve    Last chance! Get your orders in now to be sure they will arrive by Christmas Eve. What better gift than the gift of community? Know someone interested in intentional community?… Read More

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The last 30 years have been practice – this is not a dress rehearsal

Posted on December 9, 2017 by
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      Why am I asking you to give to the Fellowship for Intentional Community? A message from Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Intentional Communities: What is Being Learned? Humanity is facing unprecedented danger, mostly self-inflicted. What is being learned in intentional communities is applicable and relevant to the problems we’re facing. The FIC celebrated its… Read More

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Community Gifts: Books, Games & Calendars for Cooperation

Posted on December 5, 2017 by
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      Community Gifts Books, Games & Calendars for Cooperation Give the Gift of Knowledge    This season, give the gift of knowledge by sharing books, documentaries, games and calendars on subjects such as permaculture, resilient communities, cooperatives, and sustainability. Share what you love by passing the knowledge forward! Receive a $10 coupon to… Read More

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Urban Communities – Communities magazine – Winter issue #177

Posted on December 2, 2017 by
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  Communities Magazine — Winter 2017 Urban Communities Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Communities magazine winter #177 Our new Communities issue on Urban Communities was mailed to subscribers on December 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship you a copy today! Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities, takes readers on… Read More

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Global Movements Worth Supporting – #GivingTuesday & #togetherresilient

Posted on November 28, 2017 by
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      Global Movements Worth Supporting #GivingTuesday & #togetherresilient by Carrie Rasmussen, Development Director #GivingTuesday is much more than one day in late November. Today signifies a global giving movement that connects you to the causes that you believe in. #Giving Tuesday    Further your commitment to building a more cooperative world by choosing the… Read More

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