Life in and out of community offers valuable lessons about governance, membership, vision, struggles, and deepening connections.
The Tamarack Institute helps people talk and learn together about the possibilities of community.
A veteran of Washington, DC’s Sojourners Community reflects on wisdom her group gleaned from Central Americans and from one another.
Communities and their members can change and drift apart, but the lessons and tools gained in community endure.
Sharing, living close to the earth, honoring the cycles of life, and developing leadership and communication skills are essential parts of a healthy community experience.
Shared ownership—including of real estate—has many practical benefits.
The facilitator of a telephone support group offers 14 suggestions from current or aspiring communitarians with significant financial resources.
A group of veterans discovers empowerment, connection, and healing by forming a writing group.
An archiving project helps define a pioneering experiment’s cultural impact.
Also in This Issue (Print Version Only)
· LOSING COMMUNITY, FINDING COMMUNITY: Will Winterfeld’s Story
An ex-member of Georgia’s Jubilee Partners tries to find more community in everyday life.
· FOSTERING VULNERABILITY
A “community kid” recognizes that communities, neighborhoods, and institutions all benefit by encouraging true sharing and vulnerability.
· BRINGING HOME LESSONS FROM COMMUNITY LIVING
Diversity, ritual, storytelling, generosity, and open discussions of power all facilitate healthy group-living dynamics.
· NEW CULTURE PERSPECTIVES FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
New Culture Camps and communities offer numerous skills and insights to enhance happiness, wholeness, and connection.
· CULTIVATING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
An organizer answers the question, “Now, why did I start a neighbourhood association?”
· HUMANEITARIANS UNITE
Sometimes a word can help create community—in this case, of conscious meat-eaters.
· EAT LIKE YOU GIVE A DAMN: A Shibboleth from Seattle
Sandhill Farm offers models of local, seasonal, responsible, engaged eating.
· “DREEEEEEM ON!” : The Re-Education of a Nonprofit Seeking to Build Community
A group watches its visions evolve from the grandiose and remote to the local and urban.
· JUMP ON THE WISDOM TRAIN
Community living puts us on the fast track to wisdom.
· MOUNT MADONNA’S WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
(with Avi Kruley, Brajesh Friedberg, Dayanand Diffenbaugh, Iris Kachuck, Ratna Jenna Sturz, Savita Kay Brownfield, and Stephanie Conway)
Communards trace their group’s decades-long journey and lessons learned along the way.
· PICKING FIGHTS FOR PEACE
Holding other members accountable is not always popular, but it’s essential.
· PUBLISHER’S NOTE: CROSSING THE RED SEA
· NOTES FROM THE EDITOR: CONMUNITY WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
· SAYING GOODBYE TO CONSENSUS-WITH-UNANIMITY IN EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES: Busting the Myth that Consensus-with-Unanimity Is Good for Communities, Part IV
· REVIEW: THE INTENTIONAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY HANDBOOK
· REVIEW: THE ENCYCLOPEDIC GUIDE TO AMERICAN INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES
· REVIEW: THE RHYTHM OF RUTLEDGE
· CREATING COOPERATIVE CULTURE: FINDING COMMUNITY, PRODUCING DURABILITY : Learning from the rhythms of Rutledge
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