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Between August 2018 to August 2019 I spent from 2 days to a month in community around the world. These settlements range in size from 20 to 350 members and on the larger ones there is a school, shared homes, communal spaces like the dinning hall, where the community eat together once a day and a factory, referred in the vernacular as the ‘shop’. Here members work unpaid, creating fine quality classroom furniture, toys and adaptive equipment for children and adults. Profits sustain the community and are also distributed among the Bruderhof’s chosen aid organisations, including Oxfam, Save the Children, Tearfund, and World Vision. … [Read more...] about Together (A) Part – inside the Bruderhof Community | photo essay
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