“I came to Camphill thinking I was going to learn about social therapy for people with special needs, but then I learned it’s actually mainstream society that needs the social therapy,” a Camphill resident shared on stage during an opening plenary for the International Communal Studies Association (ISCA) Conference, hosted July 18-21, 2019 in upstate New York. The ICSA Conference takes place in a different part of the world every three years. The theme for this year’s conference was both timely and potent – Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities.
Camphill Ghent (along with Camphill Copake, Triform, and Hudson) hosted the ICSA (International Communal Studies Association) conference from July 18-21. Ghent hosted a pre-conference gathering on Wednesday, July 17 for forty Camphillers. Those who attended shared their community’s practice on diversity and inclusion.