An Intentional Community is an inclusive term for cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives, and related projects for those who choose (i.e. "intend") to participate in them. That is, these communities are organized around a core set of values or belief systems to which their members adhere. Some groups may be utopian and others separatist in spirit, while others are designed to be models for mainstream society to observe and perhaps emulate. Eco-villages, communes and kibbutzes, and Biblical Christian reserves are among the types of communities to be found in this category.
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Fellowship for Intentional Community
Provides information and resources for seekers of community, including large directory, classified ads, Communities Magazine, Communities Directory, sale of community-related books and materials.
Global Ecovillage Network
Information about communities of people striving to live sustainably, including directory, news, resources, educational programs.
Communal Studies Association
Scholarly group which studies present and past communal societies of the United States. Includes membership information, fellowships and awards, publications, conferences, links, and bibliography.
The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities
TCTC is a membership charity for relationship-based support and treatment across the entire human lifespan.
Federation of Egalitarian Communities
Network of communal (income-sharing) groups in North America, includes information about member communities, articles about communal life, and related resources.
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