Category: Cultural Change

Cultural Change

Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory

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PSR Lobby Day to Stop the New Arms Race

Posted by Christine Herrmann on September 30, 2016 Monday, Sept 26th: Fifteen enthusiastic PSR members came to Capitol Hill to discuss just how bad nuclear weapons are for humanity. Martin Fleck, Christine Herrmann and Catherine Thomasson, MD of PSR with Lawrence Heath, MD of Woodbridge, VA Danny Hall of Soka Gakkai International, Drs. Lincoln and Alice Day, […]

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Symposium Geared Toward Health Professionals Focuses on Climate Change and the Growing Risk of Nuclear War

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), one of Climate for Health‘s partners, has been working for more than 50 years to create a healthy, just and peaceful world for both present and future generations. PSR addresses dangers that threaten communities by using their medical and public health expertise to prevent nuclear war and proliferation, reverse our […]

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Community Builders Forum – FIC’s webinar series

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Overcoming Our Americanness

“I’m planning to start my own community.” Ah, a consummate American statement. Solo cooperation. In this country there is a common sentiment that a person should go forth and set the trend, then others join it. In a culture where Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson are elevated as role […]

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U.S. Wealth Inequality Is Extreme and Republican Tax Plans Would Make It Worse

While income inequality in the United States is at historically high levels, wealth inequality is even more severe. Wealth—assets minus debts—is increasingly recognized as the most important measure of overall economic well-being. Assets include savings, stocks, bonds, retirements accounts, homes, vehicles, and other property. Data from the Federal Reserve indicate that the top 1 percent […]

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Communities magazine Fall issue – Learning from the Past

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Can we grow old in community?

The Cream of Our Crop Elders in Communityby Kim Kanney, Community Bookstore Manager Best of Communities Volume IXElders in CommunityA special selection of articles from Communities: Life in Cooperative Culturemagazine $10 Digital, $15 PrintThe Fellowship for Intentional Community is pleased to offer you the cream of our crop―the very best articles that have appeared over […]

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Diana Christian receives 2018 Kozeny Communitarian Award

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 […]

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

I have always been two things at once…literally marked on my body through a pair of confused eyes—one blue, one brown, and reiterated through my visit with a Shaman in the highlands of India, as he stared into these tangled eyes and uttered the words “you are this, and you are that, and you forever […]

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

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 […]

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Landing Your Community, & introducing new Development Director

FIC Members Webinarplus, new Development DirectorSky 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 Laird Schaub. You can find recordings […]

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