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FINDING OR STARTING a Community – Communities magazine issue

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Communities Magazine — Spring 2016 
Finding or Starting a Community
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Finding or Starting a Community - Communities Magazine Cover - Spring #170Finding or Starting a Community—Issue #170

Our latest Communities issue on Finding or Starting a Community reached subscribers in early March. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!

Those seeking an intentional community are often faced with a choice: find it, or found it? Whether looking to join an existing community or working to start a new one, aspiring communitarians can glean invaluable lessons from the experiences of other seekers and pioneers. Our Spring issue is full of success stories, cautionary tales, adventures, reflections, advice, and resources for anyone interested in Finding or Starting a Community.

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

Common Fire’s Top Ten Hard-Earned Tips for Community SuccessCommon Fire’s Top Ten Hard-Earned Tips for Community Success by Jeff Golden

The sometimes triumphant, sometimes traumatic experiences of the three Common Fire communities yield wisdom relevant to anyone working to create a community.

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Leaps of Faith Leaps of Faith by Rebecca Reid

Two families leave a thriving cohousing community to follow their shared dreams as a tight-knit intergenerational group.

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Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me?Queer, Person of Color, or Low-Income; Is Cohousing Possible for Me? by Cynthia Dettman

Some creative solutions are starting to counteract cohousing’s demographic homogeneity, but significant obstacles remain.

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Also in This Issue

  • Publisher’s Note—The New Communities Directory: A Star Chart for Seekers and Founders by Sky Blue
  • Notes from the Editor—The Quest for Community by Chris Roth
  • A Useful Tool for Founders and Seekers: Spectrums by Ma’ikwe Ludwig
  • Community Search Resources by McCune Porter
  • New Directory, New Manager by Roshana Ariel
  • Finding Home by Eridani Baker
  • Rediscovering Community: A family’s journey back to appreciating Home by Devon Bonady
  • Finding a Healthy, Happy Cohousing Community that Fits Your Values by Cynthia Dettman
  • Leaving Eden: One man’s quest for community in a divided land by David Leach
  • You Are Here: Finding the Feminine Energy that Cultivates Community by Beth Ann Morrison
  • Words of Experience: Starting a Community by Kim Scheidt
  • Off-Grid, and In Community:’Tis Easier to Find than to Found by Dan Schultz
  • Building Community and Learning from Failure by Jenny Pickerill and Ruth Hayward
  • Reflections on Setting Up an Intentional Commmunity by Arjuna da Silva
  • Community Essentials by Arty Kopecky
  • The Rocky Road to Rocky Corner Cohousing by Marie Pulito
  • Living in a Multigeneration Household: Haven or Hell? by Maril Crabtree
  • Kindling New Community: Village Hearth Cohousing by Pat McAulay
  • The Dog that Brought Us a Community by Jim Daly
  • Roger Ulrich: A Founder Reflects by Deborah Altus
  • In Land We Trust for the Lake Claire Community Land Trust by Stephen Wing
  • Reflecting on a Quarter Century of O.U.R. History by Brandy Gallagher
  • Selecting People for Roles (Sociocracy Elections): How Sociocracy Can Help Communities, Part VII by Diana Leafe Christian
  • Creating Cooperative Culture—Exit Dynamics in Community by Laird Schaub

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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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