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Virtually Intentional (2/10)

This is also part of this series: Ways We Live: Exploring Community (10)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Asterisk
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 26 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: Yes

Copyright Date: 1997
Available in French: No

Is community a place or a state of mind? We most often describe community in terms of sharing a physical space, but communities can also share attitudinal landscapes. VIRTUALLY INTENTIONAL looks at cyberspace -- specifically The Well in San Francisco -- where people use the Internet as an electronic front porch, united by their special interests. It also visits the Poor Clares, an 800-year-old order of cloistered nuns. These women of widely different backgrounds have come together and made an intentional community out of a shared love of prayer, contemplation, and love of God, as well as a distaste for the cult of individualism. Finally it visits an urban commune. It's surprising how much these three communities have in common.