Schenkers(or Givers)-Movement in EUROTOPIA 2014

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Schenkers(or Givers)-Movement in EUROTOPIA 2014

#1 Beitragvon Administrator » Di 14. Jan 2014, 20:53

I quote here in part I the descriptions of "Schenkers-(Givers- or Gift-)Movement", which have been published in the book:

WÜRFEL, Michael (ed.): "eurotopia. Living in Community. Directory of Communities and Ecovillages in Europe." (or: "eurotopia Directory: Communities and Ecovillages in Europe.")
Sieben Linden, Germany. Publishing: Würfel Verlag 1. printing 2014.
(with Blühende Landschaften e.V., Einfach Gut Leben e.V.)
ISBN 978-3-9812968-2-2
http://www.eurotopia.de


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And in part II I add some more project-descriptions, which have also been sent to the book, but were not published in it.

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#2 Beitragvon Administrator » Di 14. Jan 2014, 21:29

I.0

In the chapter about "Networks of Communities & Ecovillages", on the pages 410-412:


Givers-Movement

The 'GIVERS-/DONATORS- or GIFT-MOVEMENT' is the "movement of people, who only want to exchange gifts in (global) love", i.e. non-violent sharing, in order to live altogether responsibly. We believe that one can only be truly happy (or rather "heart-joyous") by following the conscience and leading a holistically responsible life (like a healthy cell in the organism of the world), and that a "reason-instead-of-fists"-culture is necessary in sufficient measure amongst people. We offer this as "PREFERABLY "UNIDEOLOGICAL" AND "OPEN TO CONSENSUS" "(INITIAL-) AGREEMENT DENOMINATOR FOR GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY" to: "A FREE EARTH FOR FREE SHARING PEOPLE!" When individuals do not align themselves according to the wellbeing of the whole, and build corresponding responsibility-community-moulds, then there clearly cannot be any decisions which are responsible for all. If, however, they are prepared to do so, then one should not "give"
[page 410 > 411]
them other unavoidable ("ideological") content, but trust the further quest for answers of their consensus search. We would like to form "consensus-communities of global sharing", as a path to "global consensus democracy". For instance, we work on the following life formulae:
1. (Truth-)pilgrims, without money or identification, on the street with billboards, as "collectors for the communities of the future".
2. "Hospitality houses", or "families-of-the-poor" for maximum, unconditional sharing with those in need (our core group, the "givers", merely "own" houses and land according to "moral using rights", i.e. through "organic interpositioning" in the interrelations of life, without purchase, enforceable contracts etc. They live without their own commercial electricity, water etc., just from leftovers, gifts and self-sufficiency).
3. Self-sufficient "village families" as a "survival model" for humanity, for instance as a seedling of our "freedom garden".
Our movement is - in the sense of the search for the "smallest necessary denominator for global responsibility" - open to people of diverse religious backgrounds and world views, and has "spiritually non-violent" references to Jesus, Tolstoy, Gandhi, "peace pilgrims" etc. We call people who believe that only our fundamental ideal is theoretically correct, as "giver-allies", in completely free self-dosing of practical consequences. From the smallest steps (participating in thought exchanges or in charitable associations etc.) up to radical steps, everything is possible, so that nobody need be overstrained.

Schenker-Bewegung
D Lilitopia-Projekt, Eulenweg 16, 35260 Stadtallendorf
+49-(0)15785065676, schenker.oeff@holistic-love.net
http://www.global-love.eu , http://www.holistic-love.net


Andreas Paradies
D Andreas Paradies c/o Öff Öff, Eulenweg 16, 35260 Stadtallendorf
+49-(0)15785065676 (Öff Öff)
fdsb.ev@gmail.com , http://www.global-love.eu

-> avatary-land (D)

Beutelsbacher Konsens Demok(g)ratie-Werkstatt (BKDW)
D Alternativen-Netz Lychen, Weinbergstraße 5, 17279 Lychen
+49-(0)15254033406
rempt-lychen@web.de , http://www.konsenz.net , http://www.global-love.eu

-> Biotopia (D)

Freiland-Stiftung Mutter Erde
D 27232 Sulingen
Hermann: +49-(0)15202755503 , Öff Öff: +49-(0)15785065676
schenker_oeff@yahoo.de , http://www.global-love.eu

[page 411 to 412]

-> Friedensgarten

-> Haus der Gastfreundschaft (HdG) (D)

Herberge Demogratia
D Mühlstr. 8, 04741 Roßwein
Matthias: +49-(0)15211953995 , Öff Öff: +49-(0)15785065676
1mj1974aw@terrania.org , schenker_oeff@yahoo.de
http://www.konsenz.net , http://www.global-love.eu , http://www.terrania.org

-> Lilitopia (D)

Modell für ganzheitliche Permakultur und Demokratie
D Welt-Zelle Marburg
Marburg-Projekt, z.Hd. Öff Öff, Eulenweg 16, 35260 Stadtallendorf
+49-(0)15785065676 , global-neighbourhood@regioagentur.net
global-neighbourhood.regioagentur.net

-> Widugard (D)

Moneyless World
hello@moneyless.info , http://www.moneyless.info
[correction of Öff Öff, 16.1.2014: I did not describe to the editorial-team of the eurotopia-book, that the network "Moneyless World" would be a part of the network "Schenkers-(Givers- or Gift-)Movement", but that "Schenkers-Movement" is a part of this network "Moneyless World". The network "Moneyless World" wants to connect all different initiatives (on individual level, communitarian level or in form of organisations), which try to live in 'moneyless way' or in 'gift-economy'... See also: http://wiki.gifteconomy.org/wiki/Lifest ... Economists ]

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Re: Schenkers(or Givers)-Movement in EUROTOPIA

#3 Beitragvon Administrator » Mi 15. Jan 2014, 05:16

And about the different projects, in the chapter "Self-descriptions of Intentional Communities and Ecovillages in Europe":




[I.1 , on pages 129f]



Lilitopia Ganzheitliche Bildungs- u. Zukunfts-Werkstatt
Eulenweg 16, 35260 Stadtallendorf
+49-(0)6428441135 , +49-(0)1704350394 , +49-(0)15785065676
rochelta@yahoo.de , http://www.lilitopia.de

founding year: 2010
located in: a suburb or small town ; size of the premises: 5000 square meters ; near: Marburg
degree of self-sufficiency with food: 10%
women: 1 ; men: 2 ; children: 1 ; total number of all members: 4
how many are working within the community (on location, usually present daily)? 4
how many work in community-owned businesses? 2
spoken languages in the community: German, English, French
who decides on important issues (in brackets: how)? owner, in steps consensus-level (individually, in part consensus)
mode of financing: some make individual financing, others family-sharing (love-communism)
owner (premises, buildings): property of individuals, in steps opened for sharing
ideological/spiritual orientation: Givers-(or Gift-)Movement, Working with LIGHT and LOVE
main fields of action: holistic community-work, educational activity, working with LIGHT and LOVE, natural living, nonviolent dog-school for humans and animals
keywords: non-violent, spiritual, inner growth, adult education, seminar-house, peace-work, animal protection, non smoking
open for new members
volunteers welcome after prior agreement (free food and lodging)

Description of the project:
Holistic educational activity in the orientation to the following ideals:
"In radical self-responsibility by nonviolent sharing and gifts in global LOVE we want to build "consensus-communities of global sharing", as a way to "global consensus-democracy (better:demogracy)". "Free Earth for free sharing humans!"
As a "center-family" the monogamous relationship between Anke Rochelt and Öff Öff (Jürgen Wagner) with their son Aljoscha aims to be a nucleus for such consensus-communities, and through inner life-work and communication/cooperation-work we want to work for holistic healing-processes in the world, through oru own life-model, seminars and actions. More at http://www.lilitopia.de .
(In order to understand the different aspects of our ideals, it can be useful to read also
[page 129 >130]
about other projects of "Schenkers-(givers- or gift-)Movement": "House of Hospitality", "Biotopia", "Peace Garden" etc.)

--> See also descriptions of network "Schenker-Bewegung"

are part of the networks: Gandhi-Movement, Catholic Worker Movement, Arche after Lanza del Vasto, working with LIGHT and LOVE, international gift-economy (moneyless.info)

conditions for membership: fit into our holistic culture-ideal

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#4 Beitragvon Administrator » Mi 15. Jan 2014, 05:43

[I.2 , on page 103]

(planned community, as a settlement)
avatary-land
Wald bei Cosul, 02692 Cosul
+49-(0)15151890602
solarusplexus@freenet.de , schenker_oeff@yahoo.de
http://www.global-love.eu

founding year: 2008
located in: in the countryside ; size of the premises: 500 m² ; near: Bautzen
men: 1 ; total number of all members: 1
how many are working within the community (on location, usually present daily)? 1
spoken languages in the community: German, English, French
who decides on important issues (in brackets: how)? owner, in steps consensus-levels (searching for rooted consensus)
mode of financing: individual financing, family-sharing...
owner (premises, buildings): property of Ayoka, in steps opened for sharing
ideological/spiritual orientation: Schenkers-(givers- or gift-)Movement
main fields of action: caring for the place and the plants, creating a loving community-life
keywords: ecological, self-managed, non-violent, spiritual, ecumenical, inner growth, adult education, peace-work, environmental protection, self-sufficiency, organic gardening, construction, humour
open for new members
volunteers welcome after prior agreement (free food and lodging)


Description of the project:
The project "avatary-land" has been founded many years ago by Ayoka, who regards himself as a person who "overcomes a lot of borders". It is a little place in a forest, where it is possible to live in construction-trailers and to cultivate pieces of garden. The most important for Ayoka is the searching for an empathic and loving behaviour among humans. In the beginning he planned his project as a so called "island for nomads", i.e. a support-place for free moving persons (with horses perhaps). Nowadays he strives to find persons for a constant community in avatary-land.
In 2008 Ayoka came to meet "Öff Öff" and offered his project as one of the community-projects of the "Schenkers-(givers- or gift-)Movement". So it became one point in the web of Schenker-projects in the region (see also "Friedensgarten" and "Biotopia"). There is alos an avatary-land-album on facebook which can be found via web search...

--> See also description of network "Schenker-Bewegung"

are part of the networks: Gandhi-Movement

conditions for membership: fit into our (holistic) culture-ideal

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#5 Beitragvon Administrator » Mi 15. Jan 2014, 06:12

[I.3 on pages 108f]


Biotopia
c/o Öff Öff at Gasthof Gemauerte Mühle
Alte Lausitzer Str. 2 , 02708 Löbau OT Kittlitz
+49-(0)15785065676 , +49-(0)17627110248
schenker_oeff@yahoo.de
http://www.global-love.eu


founding year: 2006
located in: in the countryside ; near: Löbau , Dresden
degree of self-sufficiency with food: < 100%
women: 1 ; men: 2 ; children: 0 ; total number of all members: 3
how many are working within the community (on location, usually present daily)? 2
who decides on important issues (in brackets: how)? individually and consensus (with different weight of votes) (rooted consensus)
mode of financing: gift-economy, (family-)sharing according to needs
owner (premises, buildings): the premises are used in the sense of moral using rights, like organic cells in the organism of the world
ideological/spiritual orientation: Givers-(or Gift-)Movement, working with light and love
main fields of action: experiment of living like nature-people (wood-men) in wild nature
[page 108 > 109]
keywords: ecological, self-managed, anarchist, feminist, non-violent, spiritual, Christian, ecumenical, Buddhist, Taoist, anthroposophic, inner growth, meditation, yoga, tantra, free love, organic diet, vegetarian diet, vegan diet, adult education, peace-work, animal protection, environmental protection, self-sufficiency, permaculture, organic agriculture, organic gardening, ecological construction, humour, living without luxury, state and money; (existential) survival

Description of the project:
The project "Biotopia" (biotope for plants, animals and humans) is a radical self-sufficiency-experiment of "Schenkers-(givers- or gift-)Movement" (besides other projects like "social work as a gift" in the "house of hospitality" and normal (permaculture-)gardening and agriculture in the "peace-garden"...): The Biotopia-Project is the attempt to leave not only the state- and money-system, but also the normal civilization, and to live wild-nature-self-sufficiency, on a squatted place of land in a nature-reserve. As "nature- or wood-men" in wild-nature...
"If we can live directly from wild nature, we do not need government or bosses, and we can survive everywhere..."
"Öff Öff" (see project Lilitopia) began the Biotopia-Project in 2006, as an experiment of "holistic (R)Evolution", personally, politically and concerning every aspect of life!
Without ideology we must create a system of reason and love!
Öff Öff is nowadays touring around between the different community-projects of gift-movement. The situation in Biotopia - also concerning presence of persons - is changing a lot, so it is useful for interested persons to make a telephone-call.


--> See also description of network "Schenker-Bewegung"

are part of the networks: Givers- (or Gift-)Movement, Gandhi-Movement, Catholic Worker Movement, Arche after Lanza del Vasto, working with LIGHT and LOVE, international gift economy (moneyless.info)

conditions for membership: supporting the ideals of the Givers-Movement and the concept of the project


open for new members
volunteers welcome after prior agreement (free food and lodging)

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#6 Beitragvon Administrator » Mi 15. Jan 2014, 06:42

[I.4 , on page 126]


Friedensgarten
Haus Nr 5 C, 02627 Pommritz
+49-(0)35939-80602
uwewhaspel@yahoo.de , schenker_oeff@yahoo.de
http://www.global-love.eu , http://www.dieschenker.wordpress.com

founding year: 1998
located in: in the countryside ; size of the premises: 1500 m² ; near: Bautzen, Dresden
degree of self-sufficiency with food: 60%
women: 1 ; men: 2 ; children: 0 ; total number of all members: 3
how many are working within the community (on location, usually present daily)? 3
spoken languages in the community: German, English, Italian, Romanian
who decides on important issues (in brackets: how)? it depends on the decision - our aim is hat all participate (consensus)
mode of financing: sharing the things we have depending on what people need
owner (premises, buildings): the premises are used in the sense of moral using rights, like organic cells in the organism of the world
ideological/spiritual orientation: "Givers Movement", open for people of different ideologic, spiritual or religious groups
main fields of action: public relations for support and development of global responsibility; spirituality; self supply with nutrition, firewood, manufacturing
keywords: ecological, self-managed, non-violent, spiritual, inner growth, meditation, yoga, organic diet, vegetarian diet, vegan diet, adult education, peace-work, animal-protection, environmental protection, self-sufficiency, permaculture, organic agriculture, organic gardening, ecological construction, humour, simple craft techniques, nutrition from the (wild) nature, cooperation with nature, conflict resolution, nonviolent communication, networking, health work
open for new members
volunteers welcome after prior agreement (free food and lodging)


Description of the project:
We train to give and take with love and justice, as the people have and need - instead of exploitation and suppression. We train to communicate and handle conflicts with mind, heart, humour, playfulness and spirituality instead of violence. We welcome the public for visits, and we make courses and lectures here and outside. Regularly we engage in peace work (meditation, courses in nonviolent communication, global responsible life), spirituality (prayer, yoga, meditation, rituals, singing and making music), health work (wild herbs, therapy for free), office work - in the sense of a spiritual centre for inner life and meetings, [...] for contacts and PR.

--> See also description of network "Schenker-Bewegung"

are part of the networks: Holon

conditions for membership: sharing the ideals of the Givers-Movement and the fundamentals of the project; readyness to develop in this direction

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#7 Beitragvon Administrator » Mi 15. Jan 2014, 07:13

[I.5 , on page 145]

Haus der Gastfreundschaft (HdG)
Alte Dorfstraße 6(-13) , 19370 Dargelütz bei Parchim
+49-(0)176-85769837 , +49-(0)15785065676
schenker_oeff@yahoo.de
http://www.global-love.eu , vfs-dargeluetz.npage.de


founding year:
1994
located in: in the countryside ; size of the premises: 1 ha ; near: Parchim
men: 4 ; total number of all members: 4
how many are working within the community (on location, usually present daily)? 3-4
spoken languages in the community: German, English, French
who decides on important issues (in brackets: how)? individually and consensus (with different weight of votes) (searching for rooted consensus)
mode of financing: some make individual financing, others family-sharing, as the individuals agree
owner (premises, buildings): (HdG as the center:) the premises are used in the sense of moral using rights, like organic cells in the organism of the world
ideological/spiritual orientation: Schenkers-(Givers- or Gift-)Movement
main fields of action: caring for the place (self-sufficiency, building work), creating a loving community-life, searching for left-overs
keywords: ecological, self-managed, anarchistic, left-wing political understanding, feminist, non-violent, spiritual, Christian, ecumenical, Buddhist, Taoist, anthroposophic, inner growth, meditation, yoga, free love, adult education, peace-work, animal protection, environmental protection, self-sufficiency, permaculture, organic gardening, organic farming, ecological construction, humour, "bestowed alternative social work in the sense of mankind's family charity"
open for new members
volunteers welcome after prior agreement (free food and lodging)


Description of the project:
The "House of Hospitality", founded inn 1994, is the first realized settlement of the "Schenkers-(Givers- or Gift-)Movement" (for the idealistic conception of the movement see the chapter "networks of communities"). In the beginning we had only one house with a stable and a garden, without electricity with only rain-water; later our "giver allies" managed to buy some more buildings.
We try to practise as much as possible "unconditional Christian brotherly love": "Accepting every human being as humanity-family." According to our ideals, it makes sense to make such "social work" a second priority besides "conscience work".
The "House of Hospitality" has seen very "wild" times, with sometimes only one female "giver" and up to 10 very difficult and dangerous "guests".
Nowadays the group has grown together in a beautiful way, and by this and by the "ally-projects" in the neighbourhood, life has become much easier. Today joining people can - in the "ally-part" of the project - find rather "normal" conditions of living; there is office space in one of the houses, a slaughter-free zone, as well as possibilities for self-sufficiency, and those who want to can volunteer with the "social-work". From normal flat to earth-hole, there are a lot of alternatives to choose from. The project is drug-free.

--> See also networks "Schenker-Bewegung, European Catholic Worker, Emmaus"


are part of the networks: working with LIGHT and LOVE, international gift economy (moneyless.info), Gandhi-Movement, Terrania, Freiwind

conditions for membership: fit into our (holistic) culture-ideal

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#8 Beitragvon Administrator » Mi 15. Jan 2014, 09:23

[I.6 on page 226]


Widugard
Waldweg 1, 19372 Stolpe OT Granzin
widugard@googlemail.com


founding year: 1998
located in: in the countryside ; size of the premises: 5000 m² ; near: Parchim
women: 1 ; men: 2 ; children: 0 ; total number of all members: 3
how many are working within the community (on location, usually present daily)? 3
spoken languages in the community: German, English
who decides on important issues (in brackets: how)? everyone in common (consensus)
mode of financing: limited community financing, working towards shared economy
owner (premises, buildings): still property of individual community members
ideological/spiritual orientation: non-violent, natural religion
main fields of action: garden work, craft work in the house, clearing the property, wood cutting
keywords: ecological, self-managed, non-violent, spiritual, inner growth, meditation, organic diet, animal protection, environmental protection, self-sufficiency, permaculture, organic gardening, ecological construction
open for new members
volunteers welcome after prior agreement (free food and lodging)


Description of the project:
Our project feels a close affinity with the Giver Movement of which "Hospitality House" and the Peace Garden form a part. Widugard was founded in order to realise the vision of a responsible life for human beings and nature. We want to overcome the current "balance sheet" system and find a path toward a peaceful way of life based on giving and sharing. This also includes questioning one's own material needs and examining them from the perspective of sustainability, proportionality and ecological compatibility. That is why we practise basic self-sufficiency and live without electricity, fuel-driven machines and plastics... Visitors are sincerely welcome by prior arrangement.

--> See also description of network "Schenker-Bewegung"

are part of networks: Giver Movement
conditions for membership: desire for a simple life, accepting the principles of the Giver Movement

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#9 Beitragvon Administrator » Sa 18. Jan 2014, 03:38

And now in part II I add some more project-descriptions, which have also been sent to the book, but were not published in it.

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#10 Beitragvon Administrator » Sa 18. Jan 2014, 04:10

II.1



Andrea's Paradise
Other name of the project:
Project of the association "Förderverein der Schenkerbewegung FdSB e.V."


Contact:
Andreas Paradies c/o Öff Öff, Eulenweg 16, 35260 Stadtallendorf, Germany
Telephone: Öff Öff: +49-(0)15785065676
E-Mail: fdsb.ev@gmail.com and schenker_oeff@yahoo.de (please send an email to both adresses)
Website: www.global-love.eu


Data of the project:

The project is a community- and settlement-project...
The project was founded in: 2006
Languages: German (English, French)
Where is the project? in the countryside ; next big city: Plau am See
Do you want to have more members? Yes
Which conditions do you have for membership? fit into our (holistic) culture-ideal
Are you welcoming guests? Yes
Spiritual or religious orientation: Schenkers-(givers- or gift-)Movement
Main works in the project: caring for the place (self-sufficiency, building work), creating a loving community-life
How big are the premises? 1 ha
The premises are... property of a non-profit-organization, the FdSB
Who makes the important decisions? owner, in steps consensus-levels
How are the decisions made? searching for rooted consensus
'Economy' of the project: some make individual financing, others family-sharing... - just as the individuals come to an agreement
Degree of self-sufficiency: The abilities for a nearly complete self-sufficiency are existing; the necessary working hands are needed...
Are you member of a community-network? Schenkers-(Givers- or Gift-)Movement
Do you belong to other networks, too? international gift economy (moneyless.info), Gandhi-Movement



Description of the project:
"Andreas Paradise" is a community-project of "Schenkers-(givers- or gift-)Movement", which tries to realize self-sufficiency, as much as possible. The project has a farm (in need of repair) with garden and field.
For several years a man and a woman took care of the project, who both had a certificate of profound disability. This demonstrates: If someone in a really determined way takes his life in his own hands, he can even with such disability do remarkable things...
If more people join the project, disabled or healthy, it can become more and more easy...
You are friendly invited! (Especially after the death of the man, Hardy, in winter 2013/2014, it is important that new members come into this project.)
(Water- and electricity-connection etc. is existing...)
We are sorry, but you will understand, that our project is making its publicity-work with a certain discretion: You can contact the project by its email or by Öff Öff as our middleman (fdsb.ev@gmail.com , schenker_oeff@yahoo.de --- it will be good to put both adresses to your email)...


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