Issue #169 ● Winter 2015
The Many Faces of Community: Theme Articles
Faces of Community By Michael Wherley
A photographer captures some of the many forms community takes among people around the world.
Finding Community Outside of “Community” By Sam Makita
Myriad groups and connections on “the outside” don’t call themselves intentional—but sometimes are.
Offerings to the Land By Mary Murphy
Befriend the land where you are, and you will never be lonely.
Three Kinds of Community—Three Kinds of Experience and Learning By Belden Paulson
Whether with refugees, in the inner city, or in intentional groups, community holds life-long lessons.
Getting to Community and Life after Community: Collectivism vs. Individualism By Lisa Paulson
Togetherness and solitude, action and reflection—our lives give us times for each.
The Unexpected Journey By Elizabeth Matson
A three-month living/learning seminar in alternative communities still resonates three decades later.
● The Three-Community Seminar By Belden Paulson
● Community By Barbara B. Prendergast
Gifts, Skills, and Passions: A Community Organizer Looks at Community By Janice Christensen
From “Technicolor Amish” to anarchists, healers to activists, experiences in community-building yield abundant lessons.
Community: Innovation and Shifting Mindsets By Jewell Riano-Bradley
Running an alternative school in the inner city brings challenge and growth.
Space, Mk 3 Mod 3 By David Lagerman
An email from a space colony helps Professor Oscar Lebeck see life on Earth more clearly.
Evidence and Beliefs: Lessons from Oberlin By Carl N. McDaniel
A town’s clash of views on the veracity of climate science stems from deep-seated human tendencies.
Intentional Communities: Something Old, Something New By Maureen Gallagher
Five key characteristics help both religious and nonreligious intentional communities to endure.
The Urge to Connect By Rachael Love Cohen
For a stay-at-home mom, the yearning for larger, authentic community is palpable.
The Long Trail Home: Discovering My Own Community By Clistine Morningstar
An octogenarian reflects on the life experiences that led her to community and have kept her there for two decades.
Moving ahead at the Hermitage By Johannes Zinzendorf
Perspective gained from time away, combined with renewed interest from others, revitalizes the Hermitage.
What I Miss about Findhorn By Graham Meltzer
People, place, and culture create deep ties of affection.
How Sharing Food Builds Community in Silicon Valley By Peter Ruddock
Local food events and projects cross-pollinate and multiply, becoming their own self-sustaining ecosystem.
Publisher’s Note An Evolving Movement By Sky Blue
The FIC’s new Executive Director reflects on his and the organization’s converging paths.
Notes from the Editor Many Faces By Chris Roth
Our new issue, supported by High Wind Association, explores the many forms community can take.
How to Live Together in Harmony By Cedar Rose Selenite
Sociocracy, Feelings, and Emotions By Jock Millenson
The Six Steps of Proposal-Forming in Sociocracy By Diana Leafe Christian
Creating Cooperative Culture Integrative Conversation: Arriving On Earth By Michael Bridge