The Federation of Egalitarian Communities is a network of communal groups spread across North America. We range in size and emphasis from small agricultural homesteads to village-like communities to urban group houses.
Each of the FEC communities:
Because we share so much, and because we are committed to a vision of community which transcends our individual groups, we have joined together to cooperate on publications, conferences, recruitment efforts, community support systems including health care, and other mutually supportive activities. Our aim is not only to help each other; we want to help more people discover the advantages of a communal alternative, and to promote the evolution of a more egalitarian world.
By joining the FEC, each member community commits to contributing a certain amount of money (based on income) and labor (based on membership). This money is used to subsidize travel for labor exchange, scholarships for educational opportunities that will benefit member communities, and making loans to benefit communities and projects aligned with our values. Some, but not all, of our communities pay into a community health fund called PEACH which provides assistance to communities which are obligated to cover the health costs of each of their members.
In terms of our labor contributions, individual delegates and other members of FEC communities decide what projects they value and wish to work on. For the continuance of the federation, each full member community is obligated to select a delegate (or two). These delegates
our annual assembly if possible.
Each of our member communities is unique. Together, our federation cooperates to share values, money, and labor in a way that benefits us all. Our constitution describes the way that the FEC determines community membership and makes decisions about what to do with our collectivized resources.
We cannot promise utopia, but if you are seriously interested in our joyous struggle, we invite you to come and see for yourself. To arrange a visit, contact the individual community you want to go to. Other opportunities to connect with us include conferences on community living.
If you are part of an existing community that is interested in potentially joining the FEC, see info on becoming an FEC community.
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