Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory

Posted on October 17, 2017 by
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      Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory Arcosanti Convergence November 10-12, 2017 An FIC co-sponsored event The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of the first Arcosanti Convergence at Arcosanti, a unique urban laboratory in Arizona.    The Convergence will bring together renowned speakers, artists, musicians, and activators to co-create an experience of… Read More

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Community Builders Forum – FIC’s webinar series

Posted on October 14, 2017 by
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      The Community Builders Forum FIC Members Webinar Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Monthly Webinars for Members Did you know we host monthly webinars? The Community Builders Forum covers a wide range of topics of interest and importance to intentional communities and their allies. Members can participate live! We’ve produced two episodes. The… Read More

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Overcoming Our Americanness

Posted on October 11, 2017 by
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Unless we learn from past and present communities, and collate lessons from our own, we will bob as separate crafts on the ocean of our uncooperative and ahistorical Americanness.


Communities magazine Fall issue – Learning from the Past

Posted on October 7, 2017 by
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      Communities Magazine — Fall 2017 Learning from the Past Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our latest Communities issue on Learning from The Past is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Our Fall issue,… Read More

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Can we grow old in community?

Posted on October 3, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Elders in Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IX Elders in Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Diana Christian receives 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award

Posted on October 2, 2017 by
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Diana Christian’s Citation for the 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) recognizes Diana Christian as the 2018 recipient of the Kozeny Communitarian Award, honoring the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in the world. Diana’s dance with community began as a young adult, when… Read More

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Intentional Community in a Nicaraguan Jungle: Honoring my duality through community practices

Posted on October 1, 2017 by
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Through her experience temporarily “unplugging” to join a community emphasizing genuine connection and values-based living, an international law student gains lifelong lessons.


Cohousing’s Diversity Problem

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
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This article by Amanda Abrams first appeared in CityLab here. The topic, however, is not new; take a walk back through FIC’s archives to read Adriane Dellorco’s take from 2001 here.  Small but passionate, the cohousing movement in the United States is growing. With 163 communities located around the country and many others in development, the Danish import… Read More

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Full Circle Memories from Dancing Rabbit

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
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This post was first published on Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage’s blog here. If this account stirs you, get your application in now to join their final visitor session of the year, happening Oct 8-29!  This fall I’m experiencing some pleasant full-circle memories that I’d like to share with you. Liz here, one of the newer residents of Dancing Rabbit.… Read More

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Standing in Love in the Face of Hatred

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
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This post by David Spangler first appeared on the Findhorn Foundation’s blog here.  There is a dramatic moment in the Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in J.R.R. Tolkien’s acclaimed trilogy, Lord of the Rings, when the Fellowship is racing through the dark caverns of the mines of Moira pursued by a Balrog, a demon from the… Read More

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Intentional Eco-Village Communities: Are Geodomes A Sustainable Answer to Homelessness?

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
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Note: We acknowledge that homelessness is a complex sociopolitical and community issue, and aim to be respectful of all the various causes and experiences of homelessness. We also believe that community-based solutions are some of the best options because they tend to be more inclusive of local circumstances, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. We welcome… Read More

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Landing Your Community, & introducing new Development Director

Posted on September 23, 2017 by
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The Community Builders Forum FIC Members Webinar plus, new Development Director Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Community Builders Forum – FIC Members Webinar We’ve produced two installments of The Community Builders Forum. The first was titled How Do We Get People to Join Our Community? The second featured a presentation on consensus with group process legend… Read More

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Tracing Windward’s Memeology

Posted on September 21, 2017 by
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The Haudenosaunee, the Oneida Community, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, with its vision of a “polyamorous line family,” all form part of Windward’s conceptual ancestry.


A New Look at Modern Aging

Posted on September 18, 2017 by
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This article first appeared on Cohousing USA’s blog here. By Charles Durrett. The last nails are being hammered in. Fresh paint still clings to the damp air. In Port Townsend, Washington, residents of the newly-built Quimper Village Senior Cohousing eagerly await moving into the neighborhood that they co-designed. The neighborhood that not only symbolizes their… Read More

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Our Commitment to Social Justice

Posted on September 18, 2017 by
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Intentional communities are intrinsically idealistic. They’re based on a radical analysis of social problems and are an attempt to address them. They represent a personal desire to live in a way that feels more satisfying, but also the desire for a better society for all people. They are a recognition that some of the essentials… Read More

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The Secret to Living in Community

Posted on September 16, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured The Secret to Living in Community by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Deep Listening The Secret to Living in Community A new film available in digital download and digital rental. Exploring the secrets of Aboriginal wisdom which enable connection and healing, this documentary asks What skills do we need to build successful… Read More

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Providing Regenerative Ecovillage Solutions for the Bonn Climate Summit

Posted on September 15, 2017 by
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This November the UN Climate Summit (COP23) will be held in Bonn, Germany, where the imperative will be how to massively scale-up and effectively implement the Paris Climate Agreement. The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) strongly believes that sustainable communities are already making significant contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation. It is GEN’s mandate to… Read More

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Consensus: Learning to think and act cooperatively – The Community Builders Forum Webinar #2

Posted on September 13, 2017 by
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In the second addition of The Community Builders Forum, the FIC’s new webinar series for members, Laird Schaub takes us through what makes consensus work. Members can participate in these webinars live. For more info on becoming an FIC member, click here. For most people consensus is an unnatural act. It calls for participants to… Read More


Children in Community

Posted on September 12, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Special Best of Communities The Cream of Our Crop Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-being by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume VIII Children in Community A special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture magazine $10 Digital, $15 Print The Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the… Read More

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Learning from Our Past

Posted on September 11, 2017 by
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Forty-five years of researching, writing and teaching about, and living within intentional communities yield personal lessons with global implications.


Learning from the Past — Communities magazine fall issue

Posted on September 8, 2017 by
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Communities Magazine — Fall 2017 Learning from the Past Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Subscribe Today Order a Sample Copy Learning from the Past—Issue #176 Our new Communities issue on Learning from the Past was mailed to subscribers on September 1. You can subscribe now or order a sample and we’ll ship… Read More

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Two amazing community events in California

Posted on September 5, 2017 by
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  Two Amazing Community Events In California West Coast Communities Conference Sept 29 – Oct 1 Building Resilient Communities & Permaculture Convergence Oct 5 – Oct 8 Co-Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community The FIC is proud to sponsor the third annual West Coast Communities Conference, and the Building Resilient Communities & Permaculture Convergence. West… Read More

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5 Ways To Go Digital

Posted on September 2, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured 5 Ways to Go Digital by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager As you know, technology is evolving rapidly. And we’re trying to keep up! The FIC Bookstore Team is continually adding more digital products, online resources, films for rent, and more so that you can access the information you need as soon… Read More

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The Value of Community: What Defines Success?

Posted on September 1, 2017 by
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Short-term experiences of intentional community, and short-lived communities, can still have powerful, life-changing, and society-changing effects.


Ready for Community? Here’s how.

Posted on August 29, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured Community Starter Kit Bundle by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager COMMUNITY STARTER KIT BUNDLE A discounted offer to help you begin creating community. Only $40! If you had to choose just four books to get you started in seeking or creating intentional community, here are the essentials. Of course, our entire Community… Read More

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The Communal Studies Association

Posted on August 29, 2017 by
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CSA and FIC partner to spread awareness of communal groups past and present and the vital lessons they offer, in areas ranging from conflict resolution, sustainability, and equality to the dangers of authoritarianism.


Learning from the Past, #176 Contents

Posted on August 28, 2017 by
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Our Fall issue, sponsored in part by the Communal Studies Association, focuses on Learning from the Past. Current communitarians reflect on lessons from their own and their communities’ histories, and on inspiration from historical communities that inform their own efforts. Students of communalism share the outcomes of their research, including recipes for success and failure and other insights from past and present communities. Community seekers and founders describe what they’ve learned so far. Throughout, we explore how learning from the past can help us navigate the present and move toward a more vibrant, functional, cooperative future.


Community Builders Forum – Consensus

Posted on August 26, 2017 by
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The Community Builders Forum Consensus: Learning to Think and Act Cooperatively New webinar series for FIC members Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director We’ve kicked off our new monthly webinar series for members! The August episode of The Community Builder’s Forum answered the question How Do We Get People To Join Our Community? Watch the recording here.… Read More

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Have you heard what’s happening with ReInhabiting the Village?

Posted on August 22, 2017 by
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Community Bookstore Featured ReInhabiting The Village by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager ReInhabiting the Village CoCreating our Future 352 pages; paperback book 110 pages; spiral-bound workbook by Jamaica Stevens Have you heard what’s happening with ReInhabiting the Village? This multimedia social movement features projects, organizations, and community leaders inspiring us to engage in a regenerative… Read More

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Together Resilient – new podcast interviews, book reviews & tour events

Posted on August 20, 2017 by
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Together Resilient speaking tour takes flight! New podcast interviews, book reviews and tour events in 2017 Ma’ikwe Ludwig, the author of the recently published book Together Resilient: Building Community in the Age of Climate Disruption, has been keeping many balls in the air this summer. Her latest activities include manifesting a new ecovillage in Wyoming,… Read More

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