|Re: Cultural Consistency||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: gkvontob (gkvontobCOLBY.EDU)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 07:43 CDT|
Kevin Wolf wrote: >wide diversity in creed and religion can cause problems. >how fanatic are they, how willing are they to listen and consider anothers >point of view. > How accepting are they of unmarried couples living together, gays and > lesbians, and a host of other issues Greetings from Maine, I am a founding member of Kennebec Valley CoHousing (16 affordable/subsidized homes and 8 market-rate homes established with perpetual affordability covenant and a conservation easement for 160 of our 200 acre site). We've been 2 1/2 years in building community. Hoping to move in in 1995. I offer this as background: I admit we have not as yet "lived together"...but we have certainly gone through some fires together. I was bothered by the exlusion of creed and religion from the welcomed diversity of CoHousing. Our group includes Jews, a Mennonite, some active U.U. members, and an assortment of varied views some vocal, some visble by actions, some as yet unknown to the group. Faith life for those who value it is one of the strengths we share with the group. If collaborative life accepts the spiritual aspect of humanity, then a diversity of expressions need not be any more disruptive than a gathering that includes introverts and extroverts, farmers and research scientists and home schoolers and massage therapists and artists. I am glad that my community welcomes my spirit as well as muscle, humor and money. I write this simply to share one woman's experience of being a Christian and a member of CoHousing--they are not mutually exclusive.
- Re: Cultural Consistency, (continued)
- Re: Cultural Consistency gkvontob, June 22 1994
- Re: Cultural Consistency Kevin Wolf, June 22 1994
- Re: Re: Cultural Consistency Lynne Farnum, June 22 1994
- Re: Cultural Consistency Gordon, June 22 1994
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