Intentional Community

What is an "Intentional Community"?

This quote is from the Fellowship of Intentional Community website (http://www.ic.org)

"We believe that intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution. “Intentional communities” include ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, income-sharing communes, student co-ops, spiritual communities, and other projects where people live together on the basis of explicit common values."

According to the directory on their site, there are 52 Intentional Communities listed in Missouri (and we know at least three that aren't in there!).  There are about 10-12 in the Kansas City area alone.  There are well over 1,000 in the United States.

For us, the Liberty Farm is a chance for like-minded Christian folks to live together, work together, worship together, play together and just see what kind of difference we can make the world if we try to be known by our love, not our big screen TV's.

One of the really neat communities in Missouri is an Eco-village in North central Missouri
http://www.dancingrabbit.org

We would STRONGLY encourage you to visit their site and watch their tour video if you have time.

Now, C'MON!  What's the big deal?  It's just a bunch of harmless folks with pony tails trying to live a good, simple life together. 

Some of you watching this served in the military to protect the rights of all of us to seek Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That's all we're trying to do. :-)

Here are a couple of examples of intentional Christian communities right here in Kansas City

http://www.theurbanfarmguys.com

http://cherithbrookcw.blogspot.com

 

Here are some Christian Intentional Communities elsewhere

http://www.RoseCreekVillage.com

http://www.RebaPlaceFellowship.org

The largest Ecovillage in England
https://www.findhorn.org/ 

 

This one you may have heard of:
http://www.KoinoniaFarm.org

They are the grand-daddy of a lot of others. They were shot at, fire bombed, persecuted, boycotted by the entire city and more in the 1940's when they were letting blacks and whites live together in Georgia. All the businesses in town banded together to boycott their products. They found success anyway selling their pecans by mail order catalog to the Northern states. Their slogan, "Help us get the nuts out of Georgia!"  Now they are national landmark and a treasure in the history of the civil rights movement. That one place birthed Habitat for Humanity and lots of other charities.

 

Here is a longer list of Christian communities all over the world.

http://christiancommunity.org.uk/links-to-other-christian-communities

 

Other News and Links

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article28407736.html

 

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