Communities Magazine — Summer 2012
Current Issue in Print, Free Articles Published Online
Our latest Communities issue on Diversity is proving to be one of our most popular issues. If you haven't seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!
True to its theme, Communities' Summer 2012 "Diversity" issue is itself diverse. Several articles address challenges associated with cultivating racial diversity in community, but many stories explore other forms of diversity, from different physical abilities to alternative worldviews, religions, and forms of civic engagement. Authors also explore how groups welcome in new people and how they make decisions. “Busting the Myth that Consensus-with-Unanimity Is Good for Communities,” in particular, is guaranteed to provoke some reactions and conversations (and, in these pages, it already does, with responses from three consensus trainers). Please join us in celebrating differences!
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Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our new issue have been posted at communities.ic.org
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“Busting The Myth”: Some Questions
by Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig
When assessing why a community is struggling to make decisions, we need to ask first how they handle conflict resolution, group-process training, and entrenched patterns.
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- Publisher's Note: Much Better, Thanks by Laird Schaub
- News: Living Routes Cyclone Relief Fund by Julia Hanley
- Diversity in Diversity by Chris Roth
- Diversity Issues in Los Angeles Eco-Village by Lois Arkin
- The Paralysis of Racism in Social Change Groups by Laird Schaub
- Diversity in DC by Sharon Villines
- The Limits of Diversity: How Religion Figures In by Tim Miller
- A Species Deep Diversity in the Ecovillage by Jim Schenk
- Real Diversity Is Internal: The Story of a Mental Minority by Colin Doyle
- Diversity Begins at Home by Understanding R. Israel, M.A. Ed.
- Diversity at Camphill Soltane by James Damon, Tai Shinohara, and Bethany Walton
- A Thrivalist Strategy for the Sick and Disabled by Aurora Levins Morales
- Doing the Heavy Lifting on Affordability by Laird Schaub
- The Art and Ethics of Visitor Programs by Blake Cothron
- “Busting the Myth”: How Consensus Can Work by Laird Schaub
- The Lighter Side of Community: A Communitarian Appreciates Wanderlust by Chris Roth
- The Village Herbalist: Becoming Steward To Herbal Diversity by Heather Nic an Fhleisdeir
- Review—The Empowerment Manual: A Guide for Collaborative Groups by Betsy Morris
- Creating Cooperative Culture—Art of Community 2012 by Molly Reed and Susan Frank
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