Neighborhoods

Processes and principles from sociocracy have been used to organize neighborhoods: sociocratic elections, linked circles and grassroots power.

The biggest organization of neighborhood circles is currently in India: the neighborhood parliaments and the children’s parliaments having hundred thousands of members in linked (or federated) circles, empowering people to take charge of their immediate needs and resources. There are initiatives in other countries to replicate similar structures and to strengthen and revive neighborhood communities and their ability to improve their own living situation. See their page on Facebook, and see this page on neighborhoodization.

This is a short version of the inspiring interview Sociocracy For All did with the founder of the neighborhood and children’s parliaments, Edwin John in spring of 2017.

 

If you’d like to support the neighborhood parliaments, you can donate directly to them. We would love for you to support their work, help pay for education and translation of materials into regional languages, as well as to pay for training new members and helpers. Account Name: NEIGHBOURHOOD COMMUNITY NETWORK. Name of the Bank: South Indian Bank. Branch: Nagercoil. Account Number : 0053053000007239. IFSC: SIBL0000053. MICR: 629059002. SWIFT CODE: SOININ55. IBAN Number: DE40512305000018160002
(Note that Sociocracy For All is a separate organization and does not have the resoruces to collect donations for the Children’s parliament. If making an international donation to India is associated with a fee from your country, we hope you can find friends to partner up with to make the fee worth it.)
There are more exciting projects coming, like the full length documentary “Power To The Children” made by the German filmmaker Anna Kersting coming in 2018. We strongly recommend watching the trailer.