Riane Eisler joined the Charter for Compassion on October 21, 2020 for a live webinar and book reading featuring Eisler?s latest book Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives and Future. In this Global Read event, facilitated by Donna Mills, Riane talked about the book and engaged in a dialogue and Q&A.
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Nurturing Our Humanity offers a new perspective on our personal and social options in today’s world, showing how we can build societies that support our great human capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity. It brings together findings–largely overlooked–from the natural and social sciences debunking the popular idea that we are hard-wired for selfishness, war, rape, and greed. Its groundbreaking new approach reveals connections between disturbing trends like climate change denial and regressions to strongman rule.
Moving past right vs. left, religious vs. secular, Eastern vs. Western, and other familiar categories that do not include our formative parent-child and gender relations, it looks at where societies fall on the partnership-domination scale. On one end is the domination system that ranks man over man, man over woman, race over race, and man over nature. On the other end is the more peaceful, egalitarian, gender-balanced, and sustainable partnership system.