Charlottesville, Authoritarianism, and Partnership: Toward a Better Economic and Social System

Charlottesville, Authoritarianism, and Partnership: Toward a Better Economic and Social System

August 24, 2017 Valerie Young Recent events in Charlottesville paint a searing picture of what a domination system looks like. Aggression, intimidation, and violence are primary markers of domination, and they were very much in evidence during the rally organized by a group of white nationalist groups that ended in violence, chaos, and death. Authoritarianism is easy to spot in the public space, but it can also loom large in private behind closed doors. Domination systems can be found in family and gender relations. Looking at Charlottesville through the partnership/domination lens reveals the…Read more
Partnership Leaders: participate in the Compassion Games global “coopetition” !

Partnership Leaders: participate in the Compassion Games global “coopetition” !

Invitation to all Partnership and Caring Economy leaders: take part in this year’s Compassion Games July 25, 2017 The Charter for Compassion International (CCI)—a worldwide network of more than 400 Cities/Regions of Compassion, with over 1800 Partners of Compassion in 52 countries—is collaborating with the Center for Partnership Studies and the Caring Economy Campaign to bring Caring Economy and Partnership principles to CCI’s 2017 Compassion Games: Survival of the Kindest.  Learn more this Friday, July 28th in an Orientation Call dedicated to CAP leaders, and each following Friday, where they will be hosting check-in and challenge calls, commencing on Friday, September 29th, for…Read more
Partnership Is A Human Chain

Partnership Is A Human Chain

July 16, 2017 By Valerie Young Did you hear about the drowning family pulled by a rip tide off the Florida coast who were saved by beachgoers forming a human chain? It’s a true story of partnership in action. As reported by The Washington Post, the rescue took place on a recent Saturday evening off Panama City Beach when no lifeguard was on duty. Ten people, including one family of six, had been caught in a treacherous current and were struggling to keep their heads above water about 100 yards off shore. Observers…Read more
Strong Kindness: How can we respond skillfully to dominating behavior?

Strong Kindness: How can we respond skillfully to dominating behavior?

Is your kindness taken for weakness? How can you get others to stop behaviors that are controlling, manipulative, or dominating – without adopting those behaviors yourself? This summer, pro-social behavior practitioner Zuzana Žilková teamed with The Center for Partnership Studies to present the 4-part workshop: Strong Kindness: Practicing Skillful Responses to Dominating Behavior. This integrative workshop offered a wealth of skills and concepts to help participants confidently engage in interpersonal encounters with dominating approaches, while remaining firmly in an ethos of partnership. Listen to the recording/video of the July 18, 2017 introductory webinar: Strong Kindness: Skillful…Read more
Practicing Partnership with the Earth: webinar August 23

Practicing Partnership with the Earth: webinar August 23

The Center for Partnership Studies is delighted to be teaming with applied transformational ecology consultant Ann Amberg, M.C.S. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 for this special event. Webinar: Introduction to Practicing Partnership with the Earth with Ann Amberg. Each of us in our uniqueness has a vital role to play in the evolution of a new human-earth partnership based on care, reciprocity and respect. In this time of radical change, loss and uncertainty, an informed and committed relationship with the earth grounds our action. Nature is available to engage with us in unexpected…Read more
Summer CPS Alumni Gathering July 14

Summer CPS Alumni Gathering July 14

Are you an Alumni of CPS' Leadership & Learning programs? Want to stay involved, learn how leaders worldwide are creatively applying Partnership and engaging the Caring Economy conversation in their communities? Join Riane Eisler, Sara Saltee and Ann Amberg on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 11am Pacific/ 2pm Eastern for the free online CPS Alumni Gathering. Learn about upcoming events and exciting new CPS classes, hear from Alumni leaders worldwide and share success stories. Bring your questions and great ideas, listen and be inspired by innovative Caring Economy and Partnership activism. This is one…Read more
How We Think About Care Hurts Fathers Too

How We Think About Care Hurts Fathers Too

By Valerie Young and Riane Eisler Mark is a married father of five small children in San Diego, California. His wife practices law while he stays home, running the household and serving as the children’s primary caregiver. He is one of about 209,000 full-time stay at home dads, according to the US Census Bureau data, caring for an estimated 392,000 American children under age 15. Economics pushed Mark into his current caregiving role. In California, the average annual cost of care for one preschooler is about $18,000 according to The Care Index, released…Read more
How do men in the Middle East see their attitudes toward gender equality?

How do men in the Middle East see their attitudes toward gender equality?

May 1, 2017 Men in the Middle East and North Africa are at a crossroads, reveals ground-breaking multi-country study on the state of gender equality in the the Middle East and North Africa region. http://imagesmena.org/en/ Promundo and UN Women's multi-country study in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – covering Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, and Palestine – launches in Beirut, Lebanon today as part of the "Masculinities in the Arab World" conference, revealing the reality of men's lives behind the headlines. The International Men and Gender Equality Survey in the Middle East and…Read more
Women & Money: Dr. Eisler interview on REALTalk

Women & Money: Dr. Eisler interview on REALTalk

In her March 29, 2017 radio interview for REALTalk on Voice of Vashon, Riane Eisler outlines steps to an economy that values human dignity, caring practices, and our environment. Crucial questions Eisler answers include: Why have women been at an economic disadvantage in both capitalist and socialist systems? What can we do to change this? How can we take advantage of the move into the post-industrial age, when automation is replacing manufacturing and other jobs? What kind of economic system can best serve people, rather than the other way around? The Real Wealth…Read more
Riane Eisler: Three Interviews with Debra Moffitt on Divinely Inspired Living

Riane Eisler: Three Interviews with Debra Moffitt on Divinely Inspired Living

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 See Debra Moffitt’s latest interview with Riane Eisler on Divinely Inspired Living radio: Toward a Caring Economy: Working in Partnership With Nature and Each Other. www.unity.fm/episode/DivinelyInspiredLiving_031417 It’s clear the traditional economy isn’t working. With greater wealth gaps and droves of people fleeing corporate 9-to-5 life, there has to be a better way. But what is it? Dr. Riane Eisler, author of The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, explores a more humane, kind, and harmonious approach to work, economics, and life. Previous interviews with Dr. Eisler in this…Read more