Caring Economy = an “enormous economic return from investing in caring for people and nature”

Caring Economy = an “enormous economic return from investing in caring for people and nature”

Riane Eisler’s seminal book The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics is cited in Intelligent HQ’s post “Towards the Caring Economy: Shifting From Numbers to People”. “The most important, yet undervalued, human work”— at the very top of the economic chain— “is the ultimate goal of economics”, says acclaimed social systems scientist Riane Eisler. And she further explains, “The Caring Economy Campaign is shifting focus from GDP and Wall Street to the enormous economic return from investing in caring for people and nature”. For Eisler, the investment in humanity should be…continue reading →
Dublin: Herstory Light Festival honors women leaders

Dublin: Herstory Light Festival honors women leaders

January 11, 2019 The third annual Herstory Light Festival took place in Dublin, Ireland January 4-7, 2019. Called “a festival for the people”, the event honors women’s achievements and celebrates women and girls worldwide. The landmark work of Riane Eisler, celebrated with a 3-story light installation of Riane and her husband, writer David Loye, were one of many images projected onto the historical Dublin General Post Office (GPO). Melanie commented: “This year the festival generated a mini storm on social media and we even made the RTÉ 6.01 News Headlines (watch clip from…continue reading →
Breaking Out of the Domination Trance: Riane Eisler in Kosmos Quarterly

Breaking Out of the Domination Trance: Riane Eisler in Kosmos Quarterly

December 27, 2018 The Center for Partnership Studies is happy to announce that Riane Eisler is a member of the guest Editorial Circle for the Winter, 2018 edition of Kosmos Quarterly. Eisler's article, "Breaking Out of the Domination Trance", is reprinted from her keynote speech at the 2018 Safe Ireland Summit in Dublin, Ireland, October, 2018. (See: Riane Eisler receives SÍLA award at the Safe World Summit 2018")." In this article Riane Eisler shares the traumatic story of fleeing with her family from the Nazi occupation of Austria as a girl, and growing up as…continue reading →
Personal and political: take action today to support CPS’ vital work

Personal and political: take action today to support CPS’ vital work

At this moment in history when so much is at stake, CPS thanks each of you who have made a generous donation. If you have not had a chance to give, we welcome your contribution. Whether you can offer a one-time gift, or become a monthly Caring Sustainer, please support the Center for Partnership Studies in our vital work to build foundations for the shift from domination to partnership in all aspects of life — from the personal to the political. Together we can make a difference in our world. We invite you to watch…continue reading →
Power With and Power Through – How Women Are Leading Differently

Power With and Power Through – How Women Are Leading Differently

The October 3, 2018 webinar "Power With and Power Through: How Women Are Leading Differently for a Just and Caring World" with Jamia Wilson, Carla Goldstein and Riane Eisler was an informative and empowering dialog on the transformational possibilities of women’s leadership. We can only build a more just and caring world if we enact leadership in ways that cultivate partnership rather than domination. But what does it really look like to “do power differently”? How do we support one another in asserting and implementing bold visions grounded in the life-giving values of care, mutuality,…continue reading →
Partnership Sisterhood in Schools

Partnership Sisterhood in Schools

November 5, 2018 On October 29th partnership leader Brie Mathers visited Central Middle School in Victoria BC to speak to 300 11–13 year-old young women with her "Love the Skin You’re In event." Media literacy is a touchstone for social and emotional learning, especially in today’s world, where social media offers a platform for adrenalized patterns of behavior. This talk invited girls on a dynamic audio-visual journey exploring the challenging landscape of popular media representations of femininity, race, otherness, and gender stereotyping. Students bonded together in hard-hitting conversations about how corporate media drives underlying beliefs…continue reading →
Behind Our Gender Masks with Brie Mathers, Ashanti Branch and Riane Eisler

Behind Our Gender Masks with Brie Mathers, Ashanti Branch and Riane Eisler

CPS' September 20, 2018 webinar, Behind Our Gender Masks: Empowering Young Women and Men to Express their Full Humanity, proved to be a powerful and engaging conversation. This in-depth dialog explores practical strategies for shaping the future of femininity and masculinity in the era of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and #NeverAgain. Gender equality pioneer Riane Eisler brings together two powerful leaders in the movement to help young people break through damaging old gender assumptions and claim powerful voices and authentic lives. Brie Mathers of Love the Skin You’re In, and Ashanti Branch of Ever Forward share how they are…continue reading →
What I’m Learning About Partnership Education

What I’m Learning About Partnership Education

August 4, 2018 by John Creger When I met Riane Eisler at a conference in 2000 and began reading her books, I was ten years into my career as a high school English teacher. My own high school education had been dissatisfying and disheartening for me, its emphasis on competing for spots in Ivy League colleges precluding the more personal kind of learning I hungered for. So, intuitively, I had made my own classroom a place for my sophomores to solidify their academic development with self-discovery, and formed myself into what I would…continue reading →
Watch the video: Questions You Asked: Domestic Violence, Social Justice, and Faith

Watch the video: Questions You Asked: Domestic Violence, Social Justice, and Faith

We heard you! The response to our May 22, 2018 webinar “Uncovering the Roots of Violence: New Perspectives on Domestic Violence, Social Justice, and Faith,” was overwhelming. Participants from all over the world raised incisive questions that call for further conversation, so we  reconvened our panel of anti-violence pioneers to move the dialog forward! Watch the June 27, 2018 webinar Questions You Asked: Further Conversations on Domestic Violence, Social Justice, and Faith with Julie Owens and Ron Clark—learn about specific ways we can work together to change cultures of violence in our homes, our places…continue reading →
Change Your Thinking with CPS’ Integrated Partnership Agenda

Change Your Thinking with CPS’ Integrated Partnership Agenda

June 8, 2018 The Center for Partnership Studies has released an updated version of the Integrated Partnership Progressive Agenda that outlines the core configurations of Domination Systems and Partnership Systems and key elements of the Domination and the Partnership Political Agendas. Download the Integrated Partnership Progressive Agenda Riane Eisler: “We have been taught to think of politics in terms of elections and governments, but politics is basically about how power is defined and exercised, and by whom. This is something we learn, starting in early childhood. The new social categories of the Partnership…continue reading →