alternative society

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Related to Alternative communities: intentional community, Communal living

alternative society

A section of a society in which people adopt a lifestyle different from the mainstream, perceived as being unconventional, less materialistic, and often more natural.
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Identifying appropriate alternatives affirms alternative communities.
It's a fine recommendation for any interested in alternative communities.
Public Witness as Being Alternative Communities of Resistance and Celebration
Sadly, though, the institutional church would probably welcome such a development, since then it could excommunicate members of alternative communities and "purify" itself of dissenters.
Ordinary people need to start building alternative communities within existing towns and suburbs.
Church history has seen a small minority of Christians run off, usually to the wilderness, to found alternative communities, though they were usually choosing a common life of poverty and fasting rather than a resort existence among the righteous.
This thoroughness of approach often yields important insights, such as her conclusion that a key requirement for individuation is, ironically, the presence of alternative communities (often of religious or political dissenters) that could provide the authority necessary to sanction the creation of alternate conceptions of self.
That is, placing Jesus at the center, they created alternative communities of equals" (139).
And he's done it all as an openly gay man who often addresses alternative communities within gay culture--bears, deaf people, cowboys, older men, people with AIDS, and others.
In the larger towns the Jews constituted authentic, if not entirely autonomous, communities, but in obscure places, some close to Buia such as San Daniele, the few Jewish families were insufficient to create authentic alternative communities.
If they don't find alternative communities, they can become marginalized.
Such words are a reminder that conflicts between alternative communities and the outside world don't have to end in fire--or at least not in hostile conflagration.
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