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Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities January
January 26 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CST
Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities January
Thursday, January 26, 2023
- Pacific: 10-11:30am
- Mountain: 11am-12:30pm
- Central: 12-1:30pm
- Eastern: 1-2:30pm
Meet a diversity of communities during the Virtual Tour of Communities January 2023. From secular to spiritual, urban and rural, forming and established — get a vibrant taste of the communities movement without leaving your armchair!
About the Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities January 2023
What you get from the Virtual Tour experience:
- photos, videos, captivating stories and insightful conversations
- deeper insight into the lives of communitarians and the places they live
- inspiration to get you excited about your own community journey
- information about housing and membership opportunities
- network building with presenters and fellow participants
- a sense for what’s alive in the communities movement right now
- plenty of time for you to ask your burning questions about community living.
Cathedral Park Cohousing
Cathedral Park is Portland, Oregon’s newest cohousing community. We are creating a community of belonging, compassion, and curiosity—and we’re a fun bunch to boot! We own our urban hillside property with stunning views of one of the nation’s largest urban forests, Forest Park, and the iconic St Johns Bridge. We’re right next door to a large community garden and are building 31 Universally Designed (no stairs!) studio to 3-bedroom homes. Our site has easy access to downtown Portland and tech hubs, and we are within a few blocks of public transportation, and multiple restaurants, coffee shops, pubs, grocery stores, services, and more. All of our condo homes have full kitchens, laundry hook-ups, and common-space amenities.
We are a spiritual community inclusive of diverse spiritual traditions or no tradition. We value mediation, yoga, sacred music, community service, introspection, and any practice that is conducive to the physical, mental and spiritual well being of our members. We currently have an acitve community and hold events on and off the land and will break ground on the housing piece of the community in the Fall of 2023. Many of us have moved to Fort Collins to participate in the forming of the communty. We are actively seeking investors / residents. We are unique in many ways including the diversity of housing types. We have everything from single family homes, micro apartments, 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom townhomes, live / work options, condos and more. Our focus is on sustainable living, net zero energy, a walkable village that drastically reduces our dependency on the automobile and age-in-place design. Our educational non-profit will manage the common spaces and amenities.
Jesus People Community
Jesus People community is a group of around 200 people of all ages living communally in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. We pool our resources so that we can better serve those in need, primarily by running one of Chicago’s largest homeless shelters. We own and run several businesses that enable us to support ourselves and various members who work directly with the homeless each day. In addition, we provide subsidized housing for low income seniors, a food pantry for those in need, run a fair trade coffee house, a record label, recording studio, web design business, skate shop, art gallery, and several other things. Since forming in 1972, we have come to find that a deep well of creativity is tapped into when we live communally, and we are excited to see where the next few decades of living together will take us.
Who should attend?
You should attend the Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities if you want to:
- visit an intentional community
- join an intentional community
- learn more about intentional community in general
You’ll get the Zoom link after you register in your confirmation email. Please check the spam folder of the inbox you use to register.
The Online Event Experience
Live Zoom Sessions
Nothing pre-recorded here! When you sign-up for an event with FIC, you’ll have the opportunity to join a live session on Zoom with the event presenter/facilitator and other participants.
Affordable and Accessible
All our events are run on a sliding scale basis. Generous donations cover the costs for low-income attendees. FIC is committed to making our programs accessible to people of all walks of life.
Watch the Recording
You’ll receive the recording of your event to view for 60 days. So don’t worry if you can’t attend a live session. Watch or listen whenever it is convenient for you. Transcripts available upon request.
Testimonials for Virtual Tour of Intentional Communities
“This is my first exposure to intentional living situations. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the possibilities and the underlying thinking that informs this kind of living choice. The presenters were excellent. It was great to see the different settings and to hear the various questions related to these three living situations. Thank you so much for this presentation.”
“Great photos and narratives about the philosophy and diversity of communities. I learned about thinks I didn’t know and was given the opportunity to ask all my questions, which were answered in a comprehensive manner.”