Nurturing Nonviolent Communications: A Partnership Ripple Effect

Nurturing Nonviolent Communications: A Partnership Ripple Effect

March 2, 2021 by Suzanne Jones, Partnership Community leader I live in a small town with about 10,000 people. The folks here are polite, kind, and everywhere you go, you receive hugs. It is a great place to live. After living here for a while, though, I began to notice that, while people were definitely polite and kind, they did not understand how to communicate in ways that deeply connect people to one another. This is not uncommon in most cities, but it stood out more here because the people were all so…continue reading →
Partnership Step By Step: Caring for Self, Others, and Building Trust

Partnership Step By Step: Caring for Self, Others, and Building Trust

March 2, 2021 By Kristen Jawad, Certified Caring Economy Advocate In 2014, I was granted a scholarship for The Center for Partnership Studies' Caring Economy Leadership Program. That support was very meaningful for me as my husband had recently been laid off and I was searching for meaningful ways to support my family & others experiencing life transitions similar to mine. Over the years, I’ve been able to host conversations on Partnership & JEDI issues (Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion). As a healthcare provider & a caregiver to caregivers, Riane Eisler’s vision buoys…continue reading →
The Partnerism Answer for Abuse Survivors

The Partnerism Answer for Abuse Survivors

February 28, 2021 by Jennifer Parker, MSSW, Partnership Community Leader Victims of intimate partner abuse often ask, “Why did this happen?”—trying to make sense of how their partners can say they love them while acting in abusive ways. Early in the domestic abuse movement, we initially supplied the answer “misogyny.” We now see that it does not explain LGBTQ or women’s abuse. Misogyny exists, but it is part of something larger. Eisler’s work identifies domination system hierarchies and beliefs as the root of all forms of oppression, including intimate violence. Her research refocuses…continue reading →
2021: From Ignorance to Understanding

2021: From Ignorance to Understanding

February 11, 2021 By Bela Hatvany, Co-Founder, Mustardseed Trust For thousands of years humankind in its ignorance has systematically destroyed its habitat. We have turned each of our population centers into deserts. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Sahara in the West and the Loess Plateau in China. In 2020 everyone suddenly invested in sustainable energy. The financial community suddenly recognised that we could capture and store and make available the sun’s energy. This energy is cheap and superabundant. We no longer need to destroy our habitat by burning oil and trees.…continue reading →
A Hearty Welcome to New CPS Team Members!

A Hearty Welcome to New CPS Team Members!

December 14, 2020 Here at the Center for Partnership Studies we’re excited to announce the addition of three new team members: Ilene Palacios, Quincey Tickner, and Robyn Baker. They each bring a wealth of talent, complementary skills and experience to CPS. Their diverse professional backgrounds in communications, social media, journalism, community activism and political science—and their empowered “can-do” spirit—bring new energy, leadership and momentum to our shared mission promoting partnership and caring economy. Welcome Ilene, Quincey and Robyn! Robyn Baker, CPS Research and Education Associate, has recently graduated from the Euro-American programme at…continue reading →
Early Partnership Childhood Care: What Should Centers Provide?

Early Partnership Childhood Care: What Should Centers Provide?

December 10, 2020 Thank you to Darcia Narvaez, CPS partner and founder of The Evolved Nest for this article. The Evolved Nest provides guidance for evaluation of early childhood care and childcare centers. With the pandemic and white-collar employees working from home, there are increasing calls for government-funding of child care to support parents in the workforce, especially mothers, who are falling behind their male colleagues in career advancement because they can’t get their expected work done when supervising children 24/7. Of course, working mothers are not new outside of the middle class,…continue reading →
Jed Diamond: Masculinity in America, After the Election

Jed Diamond: Masculinity in America, After the Election

Masculinity in America: Biden, Trump, Partnership and Domination November 9, 2020 by Jed Diamond, CPS Partner Post U.S. election, with the Coronavirus continuing to infect more than 50,000 Americans a day, the U.S. has elected Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. When voting, we may have asked,  “Which man will truly protect and serve us? When faced with complex social problems that are difficult to understand and solve, it’s human nature to cling to our group. But an even more ancient question must be answered. Which type of masculinity…continue reading →
The New Compassionate Male and the Myth of Liminality

The New Compassionate Male and the Myth of Liminality

November 5, 2020 By Clay Boykin During the 12th century the myth of the Holy Grail surfaced. Since then, countless stories and legends have been written about it including, stories about King Arthur and his knights and, in more recent times, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Holy Grail is said to be an artifact from the Bible and to have supernatural powers to heal, and to grant immortality to anyone who drinks water from it. In the Grail Myth, the Fisher King has a grave wound that will not heal. As a…continue reading →
Why Black Lives Matter to This White Man

Why Black Lives Matter to This White Man

August 12, 2020 By Jed Diamond, CPS Partnership Community I'm not black, but what happens to black people strikes very close to home. It’s personal for me. My wife and I adopted Angela, an African American girl, when she was 2 1/2 months old. She's 48 now and has three sons and a daughter who are all African American. For nearly fifty years, I've feared for their lives, particularly my grandsons, Deon (age 22), Derrick (age20), and Trey’Shawn (age 7). In these times of uncertainty and confusion, thoughts and feelings come together and…continue reading →