30 years of Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:21:33 -0800 (PST)
Below is information on the celebration of
30 years of Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)

Cohousing which is a form of intentional community and goes back about
that far depending on when you start counting. 30 years would be 1987.
That's when the current FIC was formed.

The Cohousing Association of the United States started in 1995 - 22
years as I recall.  There has long been cooperation between the two
organizations. Cohousing-L started in 1993 - 24 years. But FIC has
roots that go back much further - read the timeline in the article.
Note that one of the blog posts (see below) is by Coho/US ED Karen
Haskin.  Fred Olson

30 years of building a movement - What have we accomplished?
by Sky Blue, FIC -- Executive Director

A lot's changed in the last 30 years. The internet alone as
transformed just about everything. We constantly hear stories from
people about how they found their community through the online
Directory. Having a website is just a given today, but
http://www.ic.org was started back in 1994 (not without considerable
concern and skepticism), when two-letter domain names were still

The intentional communities movement has become, well, a
movement, something to be studied, and something people can find
not just a home in but a career path.

For 30 years the FIC has provided networking and support to co- ops,
land trusts, Cohousing, ecovillages, communes, and collective living
of all kinds. We've helped people find communities, helped communities
find people, and helped people who want to start communities find each
other. We've also been a face and point of interaction for media,
researchers, and allied movements.

Find out more and help us celebrate.

Check out the blog posts -- 30 Blog Posts -- 30 Days
by various folks prominent in the IC movement.
See https://www.ic.org/30th-blog-posts

For the month of November we'll give you a new blog post every day
touching on where we've been over the last 30 years, and we're
we're heading. You'll hear from people who've been involved with
the FIC since the beginning, and as well as people new to the scene.
Keeping checking back for new additions!

Movement at a Crossroads -- Day 1
Sky Blue, Executive Director

The Origins of the FIC -- Day 2
Harvey Baker, Board

Your Tour Powered by the FIC -- Day 3
Alyson Ewald, former Board

Who doesn't want more community? -- Day 4
Laird Schaub, former Executive Director

What's in a name? From communes to cohousing -- Day 5
Karin Hoskin, Executive Director, Cohousing Association of the US

30 years of something even better than volleyball -- Day 6
Chris Roth, Editor, Communities magazine

Intentional Community as a career path? It's possible! -- Day 7
Diana Leafe Christian, author, Sociocracy trainer, consultant and former 
Editor, Communities magazine

FIC's First Communities Directory -- Day 8
Laird Schaub, former Executive Director

We remember when we fought the FIC to create a website for them -- Day 9
Elph, Jillian, and Michael, creators of www.ic.org

Why I Study Intentional Communities -- Day 10
Zach Rubin

Structures and Culture of Cooperation -- Day 11
Tree Bressen -- former Board, professional group process consultant

Commitment to a Better World -- Day 12
Deborah Altus, Ma'ikwe Ludwig

What is an Intentional Community? -- Day 13
Dan Questenberry

More to come see the web page https://www.ic.org/30th-blog-posts

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