Growing Inclusivity in Cohousing: Stories and Strategies

Posted on March 16, 2018 by
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Familiar with both privilege and marginalization, a queer Latina cohouser shares experiences and perspectives on confronting racial and ethnic homogeneity.


Permaculture Design Course, Aug 6-18, 2018, La Cite Ecovillage, New Hampshire

Posted on March 15, 2018 by
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*To reserve your space, please email the application or mail with full 25 % security deposit payment, payable to The Ecovillage Institute, 85 B, Angels Road, Colebrook NH, 03576 Course Description Course will begin, August 6th through August 18. Course will end with on August 18 NH Permaculture Gathering at Cite Ecologique of New Hampshire… Read More

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Barriers to Diversity in Community

Posted on March 14, 2018 by
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An organizer of Charlotte Cohousing in North Carolina offers several ways intentional communities unintentionally exclude her fellow people of color.


Where do we find Collective Courage?

Posted on March 13, 2018 by
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      Where do we find Collective Courage? by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Collective Courage Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought & Practice by Jessica Gordon Nembhard 328 pages; paperback; 2014; $40 Cooperative culture has a deep, rich history that has often been omitted from the history books. Particularly the… Read More

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Moving Beyond White Fragility: Lessons from Standing Rock

Posted on March 12, 2018 by
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Bonded by a shared mission, indigenous water protectors and their white allies find a safe space for giving and receiving honest feedback about white privilege and unconscious acts of racism.


On “Waiting” for People of Color

Posted on March 10, 2018 by
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On the land where his grandfather was born a slave, the founder of a nascent intentional community reflects on the challenges of attracting people of color, and the project’s next steps.


Moving Beyond Diversity Towards Collective Liberation: Weaving the Communities Movement into Intersectional Justice Struggles

Posted on March 8, 2018 by
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The co-organizer of the People of Color Sustainable Housing Network shares strategies for deepening your community’s work on issues of race, class, and privilege.


Press Release – Magazine Focused on Community Race and Class Issues Is Available for Free Download

Posted on March 7, 2018 by
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For Immediate Release March 7, 2018 Rutledge, MO Magazine Focused on Community Race and Class Issues Is Available for Free Download In today’s world, it’s rare to find positive and engaging stories that simultaneously expose readers to sensitive topics like race, class, and social barriers and biases. The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC), a nonprofit… Read More

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Beauty and Brokenness: Digesting Grief into Gratitude for Justice

Posted on March 7, 2018 by
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A child of the Indian middle class immerses herself in the grassroots sustainability movement in Portland, Oregon and shares lessons learned on her journey.


Cohousing Conferences in 2018!

Posted on March 6, 2018 by
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      Cohousing Conferences in 2018! Regional Cohousing Conference – Boulder CO Canadian Cohousing Conference – Vancouver BC Regional Cohousing Conference – Amherst MA by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Directory The FIC is a proud co-sponsor of several cohousing conferences this year. First off head to Boulder, CO for a Regional Cohousing Conference, April 20 – 22. Then… Read More


Class, Race, and Privilege, #178: Free Issue Download and Contents

Posted on March 6, 2018 by
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The Spring 2018 edition of Communities, focused on “Class, Race, and Privilege,” is now available for free download from ic.org/communities. The issue looks unflinchingly at a major “elephant in the room”—the relative lack of racial and class diversity in most ICs, at least in North America—while suggesting ways of recognizing, understanding, and addressing it. Authors share stories of obstacles they’ve encountered (from both sides of the privilege equation) and positive steps they and their groups have taken to move toward greater inclusivity and equity. They also reflect honestly on the deep-rootedness of unconscious racism, of social and cultural barriers, of problems of power, privilege, classism, “white fragility,” and more.


The Wisdom of Communities is coming – will you help us reach our stretch goal?

Posted on February 20, 2018 by
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      The Wisdom of Communities is coming! Will you help us bring it to more people? by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director Crowdfund Goal Reached – Thanks to people like you! Thanks to people like you we reached the $4,000 crowdfunding campaign goal to publish our new 4 volume series, Wisdom of Communities. But, seeing… Read More

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Find Direction with Communities Directory

Posted on February 17, 2018 by
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      Find Direction with the Communities Directory by Kim Kanney, Community Bookshelf Manager In a time of global and domestic conflict we need CONNECTION, not divisiveness. We need a direction that allows humanity to THRIVE, not simply survive. Thriving together in community has meant enhancing our capacities for empathy, communication, and love. It… Read More

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How to Inspire Sustainability by Gaia Education

Posted on February 13, 2018 by
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      GAIA EDUCATION: Teacher’s Guide & Youth Activities Guide by Kim Kanney, Bookstore Manager Where does one begin when teaching and inspiring one’s community towards a holistic approach to a sustainable lifestyle? From the leading organization that draws on the best practices and real experiences from ecovillages around the world, Gaia Education offers… Read More

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Check out the Jewish Intentional Communities Conference & Incubator Program

Posted on February 10, 2018 by
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      Jewish Intentional Communities Conference and Incubator Program: Hakhel by Sky Blue, FIC Executive Director The Fellowship for Intentional Community is a proud co-sponsor of the 5th annual Jewish Intentional Communities Conference, hosted by Hazon. We’re also pleased to share information on their new incubator program, Hakhel. Jewish Intentional Communities Conference Jewish Intentional… Read More

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Fundraising for the Revolution – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #7

Posted on February 7, 2018 by
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Being true to yourself, and keeping your sanity, while raising money What to look forward to in this webinar: We’ll conduct most of this webinar “clinic” style. That means that after an initial few minutes of basic assumptions and information about what good fundraising is and means and does, we’ll spend the rest of our… Read More

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Next member webinar plus Wisdom of Communities update

Posted on February 6, 2018 by
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      Next Community Builders Forum Webinar, for members plus Wisdom of Communities Campaign Update! by Carrie Rasmussen, Development Director The Community Builders Forum Webinar Series  Beth Raps This month’s webinar, as a part of the Community Builders Forum, is on the topic of Fundraising for the Revolution. The webinar will go live on February… Read More

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Urban Communities – Communities magazine Winter #177

Posted on February 3, 2018 by
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      Communities Magazine — Winter 2017 Urban Communities Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our latest Communities issue on Urban Communities is still available for shipping. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Communities magazine winter #177 Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities,… Read More

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Makin’ It Happen, Cooperatively – Community Builders Forum – Webinar #6

Posted on February 2, 2018 by
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What to look forward to in this webinar: Creating a world that works for all people and the planet will take an unprecedented level of cooperation. Easier said than done. This workshop will explore the ins and outs of successful group endeavors and enterprises, including intentional communities, worker co-ops, and other collective and community based… Read More

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Community-Building in the City

Posted on February 1, 2018 by
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In its formative and early stages, Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing in Seattle encounters both challenges and successes.


LAST CHANCE for these Sale Items!

Posted on January 30, 2018 by
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      Books, Calendars, and DVDs still on Sale Only in January by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore manager We are so glad you have enjoyed the major sales on our Communities Bookstore items. Many of you have taken advantage of the great offers to stock up on your personal, community, or neighborhood library. Great work! Our… Read More

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Help share the Wisdom of Communities with the world – crowdfunding!

Posted on January 27, 2018 by
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      Help Share the Wisdom of Communities Crowdfunding our new 4-volume book series A Radical Idea Here’s a Radical Idea: We can work together to take care of each other! Okay, maybe it’s not that radical, but how do we do that in a world so geared towards the opposite? This is a central… Read More

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Kozeny Communitarian Award seeks nominations

Posted on January 23, 2018 by
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      Kozeny Communitarian Award Seeks Nominations by Laird Schaub The Fellowship for Intentional Community announces that nominations are now open from Jan 1 to April 1 for the 2019 Kozeny Communitarian Award. 2019 Kozeny Communitarian Award This award honors the indomitable spirit of Geoph Kozeny, who devoted his adult life to creating community in… Read More

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Making a Case for Urban Cohousing

Posted on January 21, 2018 by
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Urban cohousing offers a unique alternative that still allows access to the amenities, conveniences, and vibrancy of city life.


All DVDs on Sale – Only in January!

Posted on January 20, 2018 by
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      January Bookstore Sale Continues Every DVD is on Sale Too by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager For the entire month of January we have been offering major sales on our books, calendars and DVDs. Some prices are as low as $5! Visit our Community Bookstore to see how much we’ve dropped prices.… Read More

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3 Ways to Experience Communities Magazine

Posted on January 16, 2018 by
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      3 Ways to Experience Communities Magazine by Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best Source for Info on Intentional Community Communities is your leading magazine for information about intentional communities—including urban co-ops, cohousing groups, ecovillages, and rural communes. From economics to intimacy; finding community to growing old, Communities magazine touches on the heart and… Read More

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Green and Resilient Neighborhoods: Portland, Oregon and Beyond

Posted on January 11, 2018 by
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Columbia Ecovillage, Cully Grove Garden Community, Kailash Ecovillage, River Road Neighborhood, and elsewhere embody diverse, promising approaches to re-greening our lives.


Reminder: Big Book Sale this January!

Posted on January 9, 2018 by
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      Books, Calendars, and DVDs as low as $5! by Kim Kanney, Bookstore Manager Have you checked out our major book sale ― the price of nearly every book, calendar, and DVD has been cut? Check it out now! This is your last chance to order your 2018 Day Planner or Wall Calendar, and… Read More

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Winter issue #177 – Urban Communities – Communities magazine

Posted on January 6, 2018 by
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      Communities Magazine — Winter 2017 Urban Communities Latest Issue in Print (and Digital) Free Articles Published Online Our latest Communities issue on Urban Communities reached subscribers last month. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now! Communities magazine winter #177 Our Winter 2017 issue, Urban Communities, takes… Read More

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Compact Community at Maitreya EcoVillage in Eugene, Oregon

Posted on January 1, 2018 by
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Urban development needs sufficient density to support functional public transit, bicycling, and walking—while also staying beautiful, fun, green, and rich with community.