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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.
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.
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
- 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
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.
- "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"