Yes, we would love you to become an NGL Friend!
Fox, Sabrina and Yanae are the Welcome Crew which has the purpose of creating a bridge to ease prospective and new NGL Friends experience of landing within NGL. They run regular Welcoming Sessions where new NGL Friends can meet each other and ask any questions they might have. If you are experiencing difficulty with the sign-up process and are needing support you can contact them by writing to welcoming-friends at nglcommunity.org
So what is an NGL Friend?
An NGL Friend is someone who is inspired by our vision and moved to actively join us in manifesting this vision and enjoying its fruits. You are invited to access much of what goes on in NGL. You will be like an extended family member. Being an NGL Friend is all about being a part of the action and nurturing NGL, yet without the primary responsibility for designing and maintaining it. This means you are invited to:
As a member of the community, you become a vital element of NGL, nurturing a group of practitioners and leaders as active co-learners committed to Nonviolent Global Liberation.
We are still a young and rapidly growing group, and we need a lot more nurturing than we can give. We also know that the more you engage with us, the deeper our relationship will be.
In addition to nourishing all of our spirits and pulling us all forward into deeper exploration by gifting us with the energy of your presence, curiosity, and interest – here are some additional ways we know are sure to nurture us and support NGL’s thriving:
We invite you to take a front-row seat to see a group of people aiming for full collaboration and grappling with what it would mean to completely undo the patriarchal paradigm. This offers you the opportunity to witness first-hand how the community functions and very tangibly get things done.
This is, we believe, a unique invitation to interact with a project of which there are very few models. We are seeding the world, gifting it, to anyone who wants to come. We offer you the opportunity to contribute and be involved with something that has become deeply meaningful to each person involved in its creation so far.
Our requests to NGL Friends
As an NGL Friend, we request that you co-hold responsibility for our commitment to the gift economy, which permeates the functioning and spirit of the whole community. Operating in the gift economy means that what we give is neither given for free nor in exchange for anything. It is given freely in complete willingness and trust that when we share what it is that we need to thrive, within a group of people who share our vision, resources will organically flow to meet those needs. This is the fundamental trust that drives all those who choose to embrace the gift economy..
4 steps to becoming an NGL Friend
At the bottom of this page, when you click “Become an NGL Friend”, you will be taken through four sections.
1. At the end of each section you will be asked to give a number between 0 and 10 relative to your level of appreciation / alignment / willingness for what you have read, with 0 being ‘Not in alignment’ and 10 being ‘Fully aligned’
2. On the second to last page, you will be asked to make a monthly contribution towards NGL’s sustainability.
3. You will then be added to a google group and receive a confirmation email.
4. After that, you will be able to access the following resources available only to NGL Friends:
We suggest having at least 30 minutes to read and reflect on the following sections.