communitarian Union

Evolved social, economic & ecological principles & practices

“Community is the ocean in which we swim. We are all products of associations that have shaped the development of our ways of thinking and being.  

Evolution is inter-subjective. Through conversations with friends, we share our values and inner worldviews and discover better ways of being. Communities shaped by higher consciousness and conscience are vital keys to a sustainable relationship with the planetary life-web.”

- Alex Grey and Allyson Grey

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Defining Communitarian

principles & practices

Although the term ‘communitarianism’ is less than two centuries old, it is the backdrop to practical demonstrations of these same principles and practices that date back long before recorded history. There is ample evidence that communitarianism is the most ancient and even instinctive form of human relating as well as organisation geared towards sharing the resources that contribute to the support of life, itself.

While communitarianism is often erroneously lumped in to mean the same as communism, in the proper context, communitarianism denotes the strains of political, economic and social philosophy and organisation that endeavour to strike a balance between individual rights and social responsibilities.

Those who align their daily lives with communitarian principles and practices, are all too aware that societies grounded in fascism or caste systems, often commit the worst of human rights violations under the guise of acting for the greater ‘common good.’ Even if such societies masquerade and label themselves as having a more benign power base – asserting that a government or a certain leader is acting in the interest of ‘common good’, in no way legitimizes licence to override basic individual rights to life, liberty, health and happiness. 

Thus stated, the combination of communitarian principles and practices that determine ‘common good’ must be and remain, inclusive of the people, places and purposes it affects.

The practical application of communitarian principles and practices focuses on the development of the individual’s moral and authentic creative talent to be harnessed as collective, harmonious, sustainable and ecologically-aligned productivity that contributes to the common good of earth, animals and people.