Alt Community Models

Intergenerational Co-Living: New Covenantal Communities

Intergenerational Co-Living: New Covenantal Communities

The desire for eldership and spiritually-rooted, intergenerational community is widely shared among many Millennial community builders and organizers of all backgrounds, faiths, and genders, to which the Nuns and Nones community can attest.

Meanwhile, Millennials face unprecedented economic precarity and a shortage of affordable space, both for ourselves and our organizations. Also, we have different attitudes and visions about housing, the American Dream, and community than prior generations.

Tiny Home Villages

Tiny Home Villages

Sisters and the Catholic Worker movement inspire us to imagine what role sister spaces could play long into the future to meet the need for sanctuary, a need which we sadly expect to only grow in the decades ahead.

How might we combine the younger generation’s energy and desire to serve with sisters’ very real expertise in offering sanctuary and hospitality? How might sisters’ properties be set up to most creatively serve the needs of displaced people in our time?

Here's one tiny idea that have us dreaming big about possibilities: Tiny Home Villages!

Collective Rituals of Transmission, Grief, and Imagination

Collective Rituals of Transmission, Grief, and Imagination

How we get there, and what we share and dream together along the way, is just as important as our destination. How might we create structures and rituals of thoughtful transmission?

There is so much to honor, witness, and carry on in the legacies and wisdom of sisters. What would it look like to make an intergenerational community-building and storytelling project out of honoring this moment, the lives and work of sisters, and all that they want to pass on?