Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Resistance and Transformation: An Adult Program on Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History

Taking It Home: Counter-Culture

Those who find the more conventional communities unsatisfactory sometimes band together to form a new kind of community—an experiment. The kibbutz, Brook Farm, Amana, and Summerhill are diverse examples of such communities.

On a limited basis, LRY is also an experimental community. Sharing interests, ideas, many of the same problems and visions, we try to relate to each other, and through each other, to the society beyond. — from the "Concepts of Community" in the Liberal Religious Youth 1968 Continental Conference program

Plan a small dinner party or another social event, inviting people who might be interested in creating a temporary autonomous zone. Explain the concept and invite your guests to consider together suspending certain norms from the dominant culture and creating a temporary community where a new kind of society can be glimpsed, or even experienced.