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Seekers Journal - Feb 2011

The Seeker's Journal is a monthly collection of handpicked highlights from Seeking Community. If you haven't signed up for it yet, do so now. It will guide you to all kinds of hidden gems. If you have a profile on this site you will automatically get a copy. Click on 'Read more' for my welcome message and to find a link to the latest issue. Enjoy!

Road Trip Final Post - Martin Luther King's Birthday

The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King day, celebrated in the US as a national holiday to recognize the accomplishments of a great man, and a movement that brought civil rights to millions of people. Join us in celebrating and commemorating the Civil Rights Movement.

Road Trip - Community Shares and Cares

After three days in Jubilee I am renewed and inspired. The pace, the vision, and the good works of this place activate the altruism that lies in everyone and give it direction. I am filled with awe and with questions, including how can I come back here for a longer visit.

Road Trip - Jubilee Partners

We have arrived at Jubilee Partners Farm, an intentional community focused on faith and social justice. Will lived here for 18 years, met his wife here, and raised his children. I am amazed by how life in this intentional community appears to be at once radical and ordinary.

Road Trip - Birmingham, Civil Rights and Martin Luther King

January 12, 2011. January 15th is Martin Luther King's birthday. What a perfect time for us to arrive in Birmingham and celebrate the collective altruism of the Civil Rights Movement and the inspiring leadership of Martin Luther King.

Road Trip - Memphis and Birmingham

January 11. I am in the heart of the civil rights movement in America. This is a place where memory of Martin Luther King inspires many, and a place alive with inspiration about how much can change when we work together for social justice.

Road Trip - Snowed in!

Jan 10. Road trip update. There's one sure thing about all adventures - you never know what tomorrow will bring. Our travels have been stalled due to snow in Tennessee!

Road Trip - Koinonia Farms

January 8 - 2011. A thought-provoking visit to the historic, and yet newly emerging, Koinonia Farms. I idealized this place in my youth, and now I'm excited to be here, standing among the pecan trees, contemplating what inspires and sustains such communities.

Seeking Community Road Trip

January 7. Here we are at the very beginning of our week long, seeking community road trip. Our group includes me, the curious seeker; Will Winterfeld, my friend and community philosopher, and, for this leg of the journey, my spunky, inspirational 81-year-old mother-in-law.

A New Years Appeal

<p>For me seeking community is grasping the possibilities that lie within: the possibilities that lie within each of us to care and be cared for, and the immense possibilities for good that we can do when we work together on behalf of others to build a better world.Need your help...</p>