What binds us is our love of life and aspiration for peace. We are old and young, genders are equally represented: we hold councils – one member for twenty “residents” – every month, with a general assembly held every six months. We have a small unarmed police force that reports to the council, it is there to protect the children and our older residents, if anyone threatens them. We are tolerant of every creed and faith, of every sexual persuasion, providing children and vulnerable people are not put at risk.
This is a virtual community, although we are gradually buying some land for leisure activities and retreat. The community is funded by its members, the residents, who contribute according to their means. We value individuals’s right to privacy, to respect and equal status. We have sworn to help those of us who need help because of poor health, age, or just bad luck. We believe in the sanctity of the human body, and the eternity of the soul, and respect all religions. Some of our members are wealthy, others are poor: we are all equal.