Make community available for all people who desire it and share the skills and wisdom of cooperative living to help create a just and sustainable culture.
The Fellowship for Intentional Community nurtures connections and cooperation among communitarians and their friends. We do this in a wide variety of ways:
Through our family of websites at www.ic.org where we offer a searchable directory of over 2000 communities (ecovillage, cohousing, co-ops, etc.), articles and community resources, and an online bookstore.
Through Communities Directory, the 2007 edition is a 432-page book that lists over 1200 intentional communities worldwide, with descriptions, maps, contact information, and an extensive cross-reference chart. (http://directory.ic.org)
Through Communities magazine, an 80-page quarterly that covers the ideas and inspiration of cooperative living. (http://communities.ic.org)
Through events. FIC produces its own Art of Community weekend conferences and regularly supports the events that sister organizations produce. (http://fic.ic.org/aofc/)
Through Community Bookshelf (http://store.ic.org), a mail-order bookselling business that specializes in titles on cooperative living, group process, sustainability, and right livelihood.
FIC is a clearinghouse for up-to-date and comprehensive information about who's doing what and where. We help people find communities, we help groups find members, we help communities weather challenges that others have faced before, we help the media produce more accurate stories, and we help researchers find the information they're seeking.
1. Openly provide accurate and comprehensive information about living in intentional communities.
2. Make the realities, options, and lessons of intentional communities readily accessible to the wider culture.
3. Provide moral, financial, and technical support to forming and established communities in need.
4. Provide tools for enhancing a sense of community in people's lives via the lessons learned in intentional communities about how to live cooperatively
5. Promote dialog, understanding, and cooperation between existing communities and related organizations.