Re: Calling all Unitarian/Universalists in CoHo Land
From: Bob's Cohousing Mailbox (
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 1995 10:26:43 -0600
On Fri, 29 Dec 1995 00:57:07 -0600, 
Joani Blank  <jeblank [at] > wrote:
>that the most logical sponsor for such a session--you have to have an
>official sponsor--would be the UUJEC, UUs for a Just Economic Community, a

Here in Minneapolis, several members of the First Universalist church 
are residents in Mococo -- Monterey CoHousing Community.  I'll forward 
a contact to Joani by private mail.  However, this touches upon a 
topic which interests me greatly -- Unitarian-Universalism and 

For those unfamiliar, UUism is a creed-less religion, meaning that no 
particular 'faith' must be adhered to in order to be a member.  The 
emphasis in UUism is more on the "religous journey", the fostering of 
spiritual growth under whatever faith.  Atheists like myself, 
agnostics like my wife, and pagans all rub elbows with adherents to 
more traditional Western religions during Sunday services.

Where this dovetails with cohousing is the UUist emphasis on social 
activism, building communities, and the respect for diverse views.
These are elements crucial to Cohousing (especially if one accepts the 
deliberate construction of a new social entity as "social activism").

What is the history of Unitarian-Universalism in Cohousing?  Are UU's 
overrepresented in cohousing communities (considering their 
vanishingly small numbers in the world at large)?  Does UU-cohousing 
cross over the line into an "intentional community"?

Bob Alberti's Cohousing Mailbox                coho [at]
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thinks it at all unusual to  cohabitate a common workplace,  organize
meetings, share resources,  and have both private and public spaces."

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