Some articles on communities:

Online Community - Building Online Communities - Membership Life Cycle For Online Communities
... membership lifecycle states that members of online communities begin their life in a community as visitors, or lurkers ... This life cycle can be applied to many virtual communities, most obviously to bulletin board systems, but also to blogs and wiki-based communities like Wikipedia ... Lave and Wenger, who illustrate a cycle of how users become incorporated into virtual communities using the principles of legitimate peripheral participation ...
Old Believers - Present Situation
... Nevertheless, most Old Believer communities have not returned to Communion with the majority of Orthodox Christianity worldwide ... of Old Believers remaining today at from 1 to 2 million, some living in extremely isolated communities in places to which they fled centuries ago to avoid persecution ... Significant established Old Believer communities exist in the United States and Canada in Plamondon, Alberta Woodburn, Oregon Erie, Pennsylvania Erskine, Minnesota and in various parts ...

Famous quotes containing the word communities:

    I am convinced, that if all men were to live as simply as I then did, thieving and robbery would be unknown. These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Culture is the name for what people are interested in, their thoughts, their models, the books they read and the speeches they hear, their table-talk, gossip, controversies, historical sense and scientific training, the values they appreciate, the quality of life they admire. All communities have a culture. It is the climate of their civilization.
    Walter Lippmann (1889–1974)

    His Majesty’s Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
    —A.J. (Arthur James)