Communities (magazine)

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Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture is a primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America - from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes.

History[edit]

Since 1972, the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America - from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes. The 80-page quarterly is focusing increasingly on cohousing communities and aspiring ecovillages, as those are two of the fastest-growing kinds of communities in North America today. Articles and columns cover practical "how-to" issues of community living as well as personal stories about forming new communities, decision-making, conflict resolution, raising children in community, and sustainability.

Publisher[edit]

Communities is published by Fellowship for Intentional Community, which also publishes the Communities Directory, available both in print and online.

Themes[edit]

Each issue of Communities magazine has a specific theme which have recently included:

  • Ecovillages: What Have We Learned?
  • Can We Afford to Live in Community?
  • The Heart of Sustainability
  • What Do Children Learn In Community?
  • Appropriate Technology in Community
  • Student Cooperatives
  • Decision Making in Community
  • Educating About Community
  • Song, Dance, and Celebration
  • Cohousing
  • Transition and Change
  • Conflict and Connection
  • Walden Two Communities
  • Health and Healing
  • Communities, the Mellennium and Y2K
  • Political Activism in Community
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Vision and Leadership
  • The Celebration of Community
  • Women in Community
  • Growing Up in Community
  • Passages, What Have We Learned?
  • Nurturing Our Potential
  • Love, Sex, and Romance in Community
  • Intentional Communities and 'Cults'
  • Growing Older in Community
  • Diversity, Homogeneity in Community Ecovillages
  • Christian Communities, Then and Now
  • Art and Creativity in Community
  • Making a Living
  • Sustainable Building and Design
  • Breaking Bread: Food in Community

Columns[edit]

A number of onging columns appear in the journal including:

  • "The Peripatetic Communitarian": Observations of Geoph Kozeny, data collector for the Directory, and visitor to hundreds of communities.
  • "Cohousing"
  • "From the Horse's Mouth": Research data on community living.
  • "Fellowship News": The latest on what's happening with the Fellowship for Intentional Community
  • "My Turn": Our readers share their visions, concerns, passions, about community.
  • "Community Living Worldwide": International perspectives.
  • "Children in Community"
  • "Cohousing Report"
  • "Ecovillage Report"
  • "Christian Communities"
  • "Federation Update" (Federation of Egalitarian Communities)
  • "Book Reviews"
  • "Community Grapevine"
  • "Communities Magazine Fiction"
  • "Interns' Journal"
  • "Historical Communities"

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