Communities (magazine)

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Communities: Life in Cooperative Culture is a quarterly magazine. It 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. 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.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was started in 1972, first under the name Communitas and then (after two issues) as Communities. A variety of editing and publishing collectives, based in several different intentional communities, managed the magazine through its next 78 issues, until the end of 1990, when financial difficulties led to a hiatus in publication.[2] The Fellowship for Intentional Community, based in Rutledge, Missouri, became publisher and resumed publication of Communities two years later. The magazine then returned to a consistent quarterly schedule, with the first issue of 2016 being issue #170.[3] Its editor during 1993-2007 was Diana Leafe Christian; following two issues produced by interim editor Alyson Ewald, Chris Roth then became editor in 2008. Other current staff members include Yulia Zarubina (Art Director) and Christopher Kindig (Business Manager).[4] Articles are written by a wide range of communitarians and people interested in community and/or cooperation, and submissions are welcome from anyone inspired to write. Each quarterly issue focuses on a specific theme.[5]

In 2014 the magazine started publishing in digital as well as print form;[6] made available all of its back issues in digital form;[7] and also published 15 Best of Communities collections, each featuring a specific topic in community living.[8] The website now features selected recent articles[9] and also a complete index of articles published in Communitas and Communities since 1972.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Communities Magazine - Follow the Communities Movement". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  2. ^ "Communities Magazine Back Issues". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  3. ^ "Communities Magazine - Follow the Communities Movement". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  4. ^ "Contact FIC - Contact Fellowship for Intentional Community". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  5. ^ "Submissions to Communities Magazine - Articles, Photographs, Graphics". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  6. ^ "Communities Magazine Subscription". 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  7. ^ "Complete Set of Back Issues of Communities Magazine". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  8. ^ "Best of Communities". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  9. ^ "Communities Magazine - Follow the Communities Movement". Retrieved 2017-03-03.
  10. ^ "Communities Magazine Index". Retrieved 2017-03-03.

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