The Benedict Option is about creating intentional Christian community in a post-Christian world.
For a full summary of the The Benedict Option and this website, read this:
What is the Benedict Option?
What do Benedict Option communities aim to achieve?
– Intentionally form disciples
– Who can withstand the pressures of post-Christian America
– To offer the world a hopeful yet bold prophetic witness
In other words, Benedict Option communities form Christians to interact and influence the world yet not assimilate to the world.
For information about Rod Dreher, the author of The Benedict Option, go here