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Issue 155


Find Issue #155, (Summer 2012) – “Diversity” of Communities Magazine here!

Busting the Myth that Consensus-with-Unanimity Is Good for Communities

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How can a diverse group best make decisions? After many years advocating it, the author concludes that consensus is not the answer.


Busting the Myth, or Changing the Terms?

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Want a “problem” person to behave differently? Give a different response.


“Busting the Myth”

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When assessing why a community is struggling to make decisions, we need to ask first how they handle conflict resolution, group-process training, and entrenched patterns.


The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs

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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.


Real Diversity Is Internal

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What happens if, despite all outer appearances, one finds one’s worldview radically different from the mainstream?


The Limits of Diversity

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If we are truly committed to diversity, we need to stop labeling people who hold religious ideas unlike our own as “cultists,” and start practicing the tolerance we preach.


Diversity Issues in Los Angeles Eco-Village

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A longtime ecovillage activist moves beyond denial to recognize the institutional racism affecting not only her society and her community, but her own way of thinking.


The Paralysis of Racism in Social Change Groups

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When a member of a minority population claims racism, how does a group committed to racial nondiscrimination respond?


The Lighter Side of Community

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This Hollywood movie offers both surprising insight and fond parody while taking viewers far from the beaten path, into the world of intentional community.