Place:Covenant Life, Haines, Alaska, United States


NameCovenant Life
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates59.4°N 136.076°W
Located inHaines, Alaska, United States

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Covenant Life is a census-designated place (CDP) in Haines Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 102. It is a community of people with common religious beliefs, with a panel of church elders who set policy for the community's common church, K-12 school, and private 4-year university, and a loose form of self- (municipal) government. An emphasis for community living is a key value in their lifestyle, such as taking most meals together in a common meeting place. The community was established during a Christian religious movement in the 1960s and 1970s, where many such communities were established in Alaska and Canada, with emphasis on self-sufficiency and at least partial agricultural independence. The latter lends to the term often used by outsiders as "The Farm", in reference to a single such community. Modern technology is not forbidden, nor discouraged, but due to remoteness and complete lack of public utilities, it is present much less so than in American and Canadian culture.

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