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Community Conversations – Communities Fall Issue

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Communities Magazine — Fall 2014
Community Conversations
Latest Issue in Print (and Digital)
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Our latest Communities issue on Community Conversations is proving to be very popular. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!

In our “Community Conversations” issue, people both within and outside of intentional community discuss questions like: What does community mean to us? Where do we find it? What are its benefits and challenges? How do we deepen our experience of it? What is the purpose of community, and how do we talk about it? Their diverse stories form a rich tapestry in which community and conversation prove to be inextricably intertwined!

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Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our current issue have been posted at our blog

Meta-Conversation: an Exercise in Whimsical and Critical Facilitation Meta-Conversation: an Exercise in Whimsical and Critical Facilitation by Melanie Meltzer & Mollie Nisen

When they crave an especially deep or challenging discussion, Gesundheit!’s meta-conversers excuse themselves (from the mundane)—then stir the collective pot, lie down, or go for a walk.

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From Conversation to Community: How a Bunch of Mates Bought Some Land Together From Conversation to Community: How a Bunch of Mates Bought Some Land Together by John Hepburn

“Wouldn’t it be great to buy a block of land together in the bush?” Dinner party conversations yield unexpected fruit.

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Seeing the Good in the World, Part II: Transformative Learning Experiences at Dancing Rabbit EcovillageSeeing the Good in the World, Part II: Transformative Learning Experiences at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage by Morgan Middlebrooks and Joshua Lockyer

While helping communitarians measure their progress toward sustainability goals, a college student finds herself unexpectedly changed.

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Radical Governance Changes in Two North American Ecovillages by Diana Leafe Christian Radical Governance Changes in Two North American Ecovillages by Diana Leafe Christian

Earthaven and Dancing Rabbit embrace their groups’ evolution and growth with innovative new governance and decision-making methods.

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Also in This Issue

  • Publisher’s Note: Enhancing Community Where You Are by Laird Schaub
  • Stephen Gaskin Dies at 79 by Laird Schaub
  • Notes from the Editor: Talking about Community by Chris Roth
  • Deepening Community: The joy of togetherness by Paul Born
  • Creating a Movement by Rachel Brnjas
  • Community Conversations Campaign: Final Thoughts and Next Steps by Derek Alton
  • A Community Conversation at Whole Village by Sylvia Cheuy
  • The Community We Built by Carly Fraser
  • Village Conversations: Delburne’s Story by Nora Smith and Karen Fegan
  • Sharing Stories and Rituals by SILC Guelph
  • Kawsmos: The Unintentional Community by Mary Wharff, Elizabeth Schultz, and Deborah Altus
  • Love and Bucket Brigades, Interdependence and Evolution: A Community Conversation at Lampa Mountain Community by Sara Donna
  • A Welcome Intimacy, or Too Little Privacy?: Community Conversations at Lost Valley by Macy Osborne
  • Conversations, Continuity, and Community by Paul Freundlich
  • Conversations Take Wing: The RareBirds Housing Cooperative Story by Mary Jordan
  • On the Ropes at Harbourside Cohousing by Margaret Critchlow
  • Oakleigh Meadow Cohousing Hard at Work “Building Community, One Conversation at a Time” by Cindy Nickles
  • Jewish Intentional Community Building in the US by Rachael Cohen
  • Agriculture, Wild Foods, and the Future: a story about how changing community changed my perspective by Wren Vile
  • It Is My Turn by Marianne Gueymard
  • Koh Panyee: A Thriving Community, Defying the Odds by Peter McGugan
  • The Investment’s Fine—Join the Pool! by Richard Grossman


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Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America – from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes. Communities now also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods, with enhanced coverage of international communities as well. We explore the joys and challenges of cooperation in its many dimensions.

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