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Envisioning Community in 2047

Ma’ikwe Ludwig has played various roles with the FIC over the last 20 years. Full bio below. The FIC celebrated it’s 30th anniversary this year. A lot has happened in the last 30 years. What about the next 30? It is generally way more fun for me to contemplate the future than dwell on the past. But I am compelled to start this by saying something less than fun: We are at a serious crossroads right now, friends. What America looks like in 2047 seems to me to be one of…

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Community Gifts: Books, Games & Calendars for Cooperation

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Urban Communities – Communities magazine – Winter issue #177

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DC Community Evolution and Change: Perspectives from Lutheran Volunteer Corps

I’ve lived in a bunch of cities, but none has changed as dramatically as Washington, DC, specifically the Columbia Heights neighborhood where I lived in a faith-based community after college in 1999-2000. At the time, Georgetown, DuPont Circle, and the upper Northwest were upscale neighborhoods, but most of the city, including Columbia Heights, was mixed aesthetically, economically, and racially. With over 50 percent of the population African American, the capital was known as “Chocolate City” then. Our block was lined with oak trees and row houses in a variety of…

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This is not a dress rehearsal – 30th Birthday, Day 28

Why am I asking you to give to the Fellowship for Intentional Community? Sky Blue, Executive Director, FIC For more 30th blog posts click here. The last 30 years have been practice. This is not a dress rehearsal; places everyone! Humanity is facing unprecedented danger, mostly self-inflicted. What is being learned in intentional communities is applicable and relevant to the problems we’re facing and it’s time Intentional communities are experiments in community. They are living laboratories for cooperative, democratic governance models and social systems. They present a unique opportunity to help…

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Global Movements Worth Supporting – #GivingTuesday & #togetherresilient

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The Communities Directory – Discovering Centers of Social Resilience – 30th Birthday, Day 27

My personal journey of discovering Intentional Communities and attempting to form one, the chance circumstances that connected me to the FIC, the path to reinvigorating the organization, and the exciting future of the legendary Communities Directory. – Christopher Kindig, FIC Business Manager. For more 30th blog posts click here. Communities are Real! When I first realized how many communities there were, I felt tiny lightning bolts buzzing all through me. …I had been daydreaming about this for what seemed like my entire life. Like Swiss Family Robinson, but with all my…

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