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Empowerment, Intersectionality, and Collaboration at an Urban Laboratory

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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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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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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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Tracing Windward’s Memeology

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness. —Alexis de Tocqueville Windward started in the mid-’70s as an anti-war protest with the goal of creating a sustainable way of living that didn’t support the military-industrial war machine. Over the years, we’ve had our ups and down as we worked out […]

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