The Center for Partnership Studies is proud to serve as a co-sponsor for the 23rd Annual BISC-MI Conference “Religion, Faith, Spirituality, Science & Research: Engaging for Safety and Accountability”. The conference will explore the impact of connecting the field of battering intervention with the often contradictory and complicated issues of religion, faith, spirituality, incorporating principles of science and research.
Dr. Riane Eisler will give the opening Keynote on the morning of November 14, 2018 with a presentation on “Transforming Masculinity, Femininity, Spirituality, and Society: From Domination to Partnership”.
The Battering Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan Conference
Religion, Faith, Spirituality, Science & Research: Engaging for Safety and Accountability
November 14-16, 2018
Dr. Eisler’s keynote will place the work to stop traditions of domestic violence in its larger social and historical context. Challenging conventional thinking, Eisler will show that violence and abuse in families is built into cultures (whether Eastern or Western, secular or religious) that orient to the configuration of domination systems. The presentation will also demonstrate how re-examining and re-defining stereotypes of masculinity and femininity is key to not only ending domestic violence but also to building foundations for a more equitable, caring, truly spiritual society. Drawing on Dr. Eisler’s decades of research, it validates the vital work of changing patterns of domination and violence in families, where people first learn what is considered moral and right in all human relations.