Re: guidlines on consensus acceptance - communities movement
From: balaji (
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 11:46:51 -0800 (PST)
A good place for free and open discussion on intentional community
building is a new site:

A description follows:

The purpose of this group is to discuss all issues related to group
formation and construction, without fear of intimidation by the moderator
or list-owner. The list is not limited to intentional communities as such,
but also includes and encourages discussion of historical and contemporary
"traditional" social structures, village-based cultures, and kinship
social organizations, on the assumption that we can learn from them. Other
topics include: co-housing, community-supported agriculture, and
cooperative associations.

Tuscaloosa Cooperative Association

> On Nov 29, 2006, at 10:27 AM, Tree Bressen wrote:
>> Hey now!  The rules and administration of that particular list (for new
>> communities starting up) that you cite seem rather peculiar to me too,
>> and
>> i doubt the list will have a long life.  But please don't take that
>> list
>> vs. Coho-L as a valid comparison of cohousing vs. the broader
>> intentional
>> communities movement--it's not fair to pick out one offputting example
>> to
>> discredit a vast set of communities.
> It wasn't my intention to discredit a vast set of communities but to
> offer an extreme in my view, but not in theirs, example of the kind of
> rule ladened "building of community" that may account for the lack of a
> general list on intentional communities. Perhaps it is because when the
> intention is to create very focused and thus narrow communities that a
> broader discussion is difficult.
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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