Network For a New Culture (NFNC) is a North American group that was
originally inspired by the German community
(acronym for German words meaning "Center for Experimental Cultural
NFNC seeks to build a sustainable, violence-free culture through
exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, radical honesty,
equality, compassion, sexual freedom, and the power of community.
One of the keys to stopping the destruction of the planet is to return
to the heart. NFNC aspires to create a world where we can all be free
to come from our hearts, thereby changing the culture from the inside
out. NFNC facilitates events and programs designed to help heal the
wounds between men and women, between men and men, women and women,
the individual and the community, and between the community and the
This effort is currently pursued primarily via retreats and workshops
during the year, the most significant being an annual
where what occurs is as experimental as the culture we are trying to
build. At these events, there is always a clear emphasis on freedom
of choice and full support of any decisions made. In other words,
each individual is "at choice" to explore or not according to their
own comfort level within parameters of communication designed to
create "win-win" results.
The events and programs are designed to help participants reevaluate
their assumptions, consider new possibilities, and stretch boundaries,
allowing them to explore new territory within interpersonal
relationships and do so at their own pace. The end result is the
emergence of new ideas and experiences of what is possible.
At all times, NFNC strives to provide an open, caring, and supportive
environment that promotes the confidence necessary for participants to
shed defenses and open themselves to quantum leaps of personal growth.
NFNC events provide exciting ways to integrate new thoughts, build new
relationships and get a feel for community living within a safe and
stimulating atmosphere of creativity and fun. These events are
designed to move participants from the conceptual directly into the
In addition, to provide support which transcends the time and
space limitations of the events, there is also an
E-mail discussion group
which serves as an open forum for the discussion of any topic
related to the exploration of "New Culture". These topics include
(but are not limited to) the formation of new communities, an
interest shared by a number of individuals within NFNC who wish to
bring the experience of this new culture into daily life. This
discussion group is the outgrowth of one such effort.
Please feel free to explore the site! The navigation bar on the left
will help keep you oriented. If you like what you see, consider
joining us at our next gathering or participating in the discussion
group. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you.