A commune is an intentional community of people living together, sharing common interests, property, possessions, resources, and, in some communes, work and income. In addition to the communal economy, consensus decision-making, non-hierarchical structures and ecological living have become important core principles for many communes. Andrew Jacobs of The New York Times wrote that, contrary to popular misconceptions, "most communes of the '90s are not free-love refuges for flower children, but well-ordered, financially solvent cooperatives where pragmatics, not psychedelics, rule the day." There are many contemporary intentional communities all over the world, a list of which can be found at the Fellowship for Intentional Community.
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... The villages forming the commune administratively belonged to Udvarhelyszék, then, from 1876 until 1918 to Homoród district of Udvarhely County in the Kingdom of Hungary ... occupation, the Romanian administration returned and the commune became officially part of Romania in 1947 ... Between 1952 and 1960, the commune fell within the Magyar Autonomous Region, between 1960 and 1968 the Mureş-Magyar Autonomous Region ...
... Amparafaravola is a town and commune (Malagasy kaominina) in Madagascar ... The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 47,000 in 2001 commune census ... Over 80% of the population of the commune are farmers and 10% receive their livelihood from raising livestock ...
... Neuvic may refer to the following places in France Neuvic, Corrèze, a commune in the department of Corrèze Neuvic, Dordogne, a commune in the department of ...
... Ambridge, Pennsylvania, was one of the longest-running financially successful communes in American history ... Nathaniel Hawthorne, one of the commune's founders, fictionalized his experience in the novel The Blithedale Romance (1852) ... Fruitlands was a commune founded in 1843 by Amos Bronson Alcott in Harvard, Massachusetts ...
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More definitions of "commune":
- (noun): A body of people or families living together and sharing everything.
- (verb): Receive Communion, in the Catholic church.
- (noun): The smallest administrative district of several European countries.
Famous quotes containing the word commune:
“Softly now the light of day
Fades upon my sight away;
Free from care, from labor free,
Lord, I would commune with Thee.”
—George Washington Doane (17991859)