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  1. Mark Brouwer Reply

    Great writing! The caring economy is indeed significant in the contributions to our social and cultural wellbeing. GDP is so bogus as a measure of national economic “success” because it’s rigged to ignore carbon costs or the very real cost to human lives from production of weapons of mass destruction. We need more weapons of mass Instruction! Indeed, I share your hurt for the attacks on education over the past 10 years. If we are to survive this war on education, we must go underground, to foster and care for communities of people working to better this world; regardless of the destructive ramblings of the uneducated, corporately corrupt, political puppets.

  2. Stephanie Hiller Reply

    Riane, I’ve just read your report, I think it is excellent! But it’s a long range plan. How can we put that into motion fast enough to address the urgency of climate change?

  3. Annie (Pink Eagle) Olson Reply

    It seems many of us have been shown this same vision. The Human Family being made of two wings-male and female-and the need of these two wings to be balanced and working together in order for the Human Family to fly. To see from above solutions we can’t see here on the ground.

    Dianne Eister, I came across your name yesterday in the book by Martianne Willianson, Healing the American Soul. The page I’ve read for years. The need of the Native American Voice to heal our country. I am so glad you are doing what you’re doing. This center sounds wonderful!

    I married a full-blood Tlingit in 1963 and am now as red as I am white. The red and white within me more at peace. Why I call myself Pink Eagle. It only takes a tiny bit of red to make white pink.

  4. Lisle Baker Reply


  5. Carina Coen Reply

    Greetings from London
    My name is Carina Coen I would like to share with you my eco mythology educational fantasy novel
    “Sylvie’s Wish” as I believe story telling has a unique way of opening people’s minds and hearts as to how we can heal the complex issues facing our environment and how to love ourselves and change the economy into a Caring Economy. I am truly inspired by these wise women coming together and want to share my work with you. I only have my book in physical form printed on recycled algae with bio degradable inks and now available in my local library as I feel immeadiate community and those around you is the right place to start to share this important message about the divine feminine.
    Carina Coen

  6. Cecilia Prada Reply

    I am a veteran Brazilian writer and journalist, and have been an admirer of
    Riane Eisler in the last 20 years, at least. But I dont know if there is any movement here in Brazil interested in propalling her ideas. Please inform me about this. I propose to do this job and, at your request, I´ll send more information about my career and my possibilities. I won the ESSO Prize of Journalism in 1980 , when I was working in Folha de São Paulo.

  7. Jan Oberg Reply

    Dear Riane
    My heartfelt congratulations – so well deserved!!
    Thanks for all you do for a better, more benign and peaceful world – I feature your stuff from time to time at the social media we manage at TFF.
    Also congratulations to the 30th anniversary of that classical book – that you introduced to so many in Copenhagen when we met for the first time.
    I wish you every strength and good health – the Western world is in deep crisis and the US Empire will fall. One must hope without more violence – and thereafter it will be a better world for us all, a cooperating world and not a confrontation/dominance/militarist world.

  8. Teddie Potter Reply

    When I first read The Chalice and the Blade in the early 1990’s I thought to myself, “She is describing my lived experience of the United States’ domination-filled health care system!” Riane’s cultural transformation theory gave me a language to call out the domination behaviors and a template for building a better system based on partnership.

    Congratulations on 3o years of building a better future!

    -Teddie Potter, Executive Editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

  9. Margaret Frimoth Reply

    The Chalice and the Blade was instrumental in supporting my initially timid beliefs about leaning toward Partnership and away from systems of Domination. Because of Riane’s research, I have been able to introduce concepts of cultural transformation into many areas of my professional career. The Chalice and the Blade provided the foundation for my “heart work” — the creation of safe, healing community-based camps for child survivors of sexual abuse. I doubt that the camp program would continue today without Riane Eisler’s clear vision of transformative Partnership systems. The Chalice and the Blade is a tremendous gift to the world. Congratulations, Riane, on 30 years of commitment, dedication, and transformation!

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  11. Prof Dr Hasan Bin Mad Reply

    Dear Aleka,

    Impressive work by CPS.

    Indeed SWEI is a much better indicator of growth with equality and prosperity.

    I am running an NGO here in Malaysia, wish to be linked directly to CPS for future works in Malaysia on SWEI and Partnership Studies.

  12. Prof Dr Hasan Bin Mad Reply

    Dear Aleka,

    Impressive work by CPS.

    Indeed SWEI is a much better indicator of growth with equality and prosperity.

    I am running an NGO here in Malaysia, wish to be linked directly to CPS for future works in Malaysia on SWEI and Partnership Studies.

  13. Ann Amberg Reply

    Professor Hasan Bin Mad,
    Thank you for your comment on the post “A new economy that recognizes the value of care: 2018 Futures Congress”. You might also refer to the Caring Economy Campaign’s website on SWEIs:

    I’ve added you to our mailing list and you will receive program Caring Economy and Partnership-related program announcements. Most of our programs are online events accessible anywhere in the world.

    Let us know if you have additional questions!

    Thank you,
    Ann Amberg
    CPS Associate Director of Leadership & Learning

  14. Ann Amberg Reply

    Professor Hasan Bin Mad,
    Thank you for your comment on the post “A new economy that recognizes the value of care: 2018 Futures Congress”. You might also refer to the Caring Economy Campaign’s website on SWEIs:

    I’ve added you to our mailing list and you will receive program Caring Economy and Partnership-related program announcements. Most of our programs are online events accessible anywhere in the world.

    Let us know if you have additional questions!

    Thank you,
    Ann Amberg
    CPS Associate Director of Leadership & Learning

  15. Rhonda Reply

    Fabulous Interview.
    If the paradigm shift is happening now (and it is!) it is in no small part because of the seeds of partnership thinking Riane has been planting for decades, tirelessly, with extraordinary grace and courage. Thank you, Center for Partnership Studies and thank you Riane!

  16. Jill and David Reply

    Wow, well done dear Antonella, what a wonderful accolade. Well deserved.

  17. Bertinetti Paolo Reply

    Antonella Riem and her latest book undisputedly deserve the inaugural prize

  18. JSD Mellick Reply

    Dear Antonella,

    hy ami I not surprised!! Cingratulation plus plus – more than well deserved!!


  19. Professor Brian Matthews Reply

    A wonderful achievement Antonella, a fitting accolade among many others in a career studded with the fruits of close literary critical study, ground-breaking and innovative research and sheer initiative and resilience.

  20. Maria Bortoluzzi Reply

    Well deserved recognition for a long-standing research activity and dissemination in the field of Partnership Studies. Congratulations!
    Thank you, Antonella, for having involved so many of us in this area of research and practice.

  21. Igor Reply

    Good stuff indeed, congrats. Antonella is much deserving in spreading Partnership Studies in this part of Europe and wider.

  22. Randa Akeia Reply

    I’m excited by all I’ve read of this. I’m looking for current access to classes etc. for 2018.

  23. Randa Akeia Reply

    I’m excited by all I’ve read of this. I’m looking for current access to classes etc. for 2018.

  24. Coral Ann Howells Reply

    Dear Antonella, You have been so innovative and generous in your scholarship- huge congratulations on being awarded this international prize. Just the right kind of reward and visibility to promote your further research and publications!


    Great news,Antonella!
    We are proud of you! Your prize brought rain here in Kolkata.

    My wishes and love,
    jaydeep sarangi

  26. JSD Mellick Reply

    Dear Antonella, a truly fitting acknowledgement of your scholarship, mastery of your subject and linguistic competence. .Heartiest congratulations his recognition of your academic excellence.

    Stanton Mellick

  27. Giulia Bancheri Reply

    Dear Professor,

    Congrats (well deserved)!!! And thank you for offering me the opportunity to learn about all this.

  28. Jaydeep Reply

    Great news! Well deserved prize.
    You inspire us.

    Light and love from Kolkata!

  29. Anna Pia De Luca Reply

    My warmest congratulations to you Antonella for this amazing award which you well deserve after years of hard work and sincere conviction in the importance of partnership studies. Thank you for encouraging many of us to be part of your group.

  30. Veronica Monet Reply

    I just began a #MeToo men’s group with the purpose of connecting men’s hearts and emotions to both their perpetrations and the ways in which they have been perpetrated against. What I am learning is astounding. These men are sharing how they have been abused by both men and women as well as the ways in which they have been abusive of others. My focus is on moving past the perpetrator/victim paradigm and into the human experience and expression of dominance and violence. I teach my anger management as well as my Five Steps to Exquisite Partnership. If you are interested in knowing more about my work, let me know.

  31. Apirana Taylorh Reply

    Congratulations Antonella. Well done and a timely reward for all your work internationally.

  32. Nella Maccarrone Reply

    Dear Antonella,
    I am sending my deeply felt congratulations on the well deserved prize you have been awarded!

  33. Professor Jill Mellick Reply

    My congratulations to Professor Antonella! I’m delighted to know that her remarkable, creative, and tireless work in these areas is being recognised so appropriately.
    As someone whose work she has invited to appear in “Simplegadi” and as someone who has read her work on the goddess, I have experienced working with her an witnessing her work as a breath of fresh air as well as gifted.
    Antonella, congratulations!!!!!

  34. Piera Braione Reply

    Vivissime congratulazioni Antonella. Carissima ed amatissima Maestra.

    Vermiglia rifulgenza un dì mi travolse.
    Dimora del nome dell’animo mio smarrito.
    Fucina di uno spirito che affannata rincorrevo.

    Nitido mi parve allor cammino,
    libera l’impervia strada,
    soave la fatica dell’attesa.

    Mi nominasti Dea.
    E riconobbi il mio segreto nome.
    Velato in una spira.

    Ti nominai Madre.
    E riconobbi il tuo segreto nome.
    Avvolto in una crocchia di Lupa.

  35. Mz Melody Rhapsody Shaughnessy Reply

    Dear Vironica Monet, as a woman of Wits (womankind in transitions) in tandem with Mits . . . i.e. Men in Transitions in Fits . . i.e. Families in Transtions . . . in Partnership with the phenomenal mentoring of the Center for Partnership Studies . . I commend your contribution to the #me to initiative and would to share with you some of my elderwize womanly wizedom .
    You can connect with me via and/or by phone via 919-676-1473 in Raleigh NC

  36. Tiziana Reply

    Dear Antonella, congratulations!
    Well deserved prize for all your energy in spreading Partnership Studies with experimental and inter-disciplinary approach. Your work is enlightening!

  37. Bonnie Sammons Reply

    So excited to see this movement to get Riane some coverage! I’ll share this with friends nd colleagues!

  38. Virginia Woods Reply

    Congratulations Antonella! Great recognition-well done xx

  39. Ronald Quick Reply

    1) My Museum Curator, Gayle O’Hara, suggested I read The Real Wealth of Nations which leads to:
    2) no mention of the Bahá’í Faith where wars cease with gender equality;
    3) no mention of Matriarchal Societies, try China and Indonesia;
    4) how, suddenly, Y chromosomes disappear in Communist China and Saudia Arabia;
    5) infanticide data must specify 10% male, 1% male?

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  42. Cynthia vanden Driesen Reply

    Well-deserved recognition dear Antonella. Australian literature and indeed world literature has attracted a wonderful critical talent in you. Wishing you many more years of productive and insightful work.

  43. Lauren Jinshil Oliver Reply

    Wonderful article! Thank you, Sharon, and all good fortune for your Congressional campaign! We need leaders like you in office!

    (Lauren, please note Sharon is not currently running for office) -AA

  44. Ann Amberg Reply

    Thank you Brie for your wonderful energy, mentorship and wisdom holding the hearts and minds of these audiences of boys and girls — they are the next generation of Partnership leaders!

  45. John Creger Reply

    Greetings! I’m especially pleased to see this student presentation video here, one of the more inspired I’ve recorded in the classroom. This team was from my least “academic” class last year. Nonetheless, at points through the year each member of this team produced at least one top essay. To have them all working together on this team, and on this topic, was pretty special.

    One compelling point about this video is the partnership values these kids demonstrate in their presentation. Though not as smooth and professional as kids in an honors class would be, this diverse team shows a cohesive collaboration in their presentation. They show a commitment to the common good. And they show a clear willingness to stand up for the rights of one another’s cultures.

    What partnership elements of the course and my teaching would you guess set them up to create this presentation?

  46. Nancy Sabin Reply

    Pls include specific tips on HOW to ensure that public events, such as nonprofit events or school-oriented events, are more inclusive?

  47. Nancy Sabin Reply

    Pls include specific tips on HOW to ensure that public events, such as nonprofit events or school-oriented events, are more inclusive?

  48. Ingrid Kepler-May Reply

    very much interested in how women can save the world through empathy, collaboration and partnership with existing patriarchy!!

  49. Liz Copeland Reply


    My message “disappeared” before I had finished. I was writing to respond to your posting and I wonder: Did my incomplete regarding conversation on how to promote cross-pollinate between Riane’s Partnership/Domination model and anti-racism work reach you.

    Many thanks!

  50. Riva Gilman Reply


    I am an over 60 woman living in Brooklyn, NY. Can you tell me if there are any groups near me where I can participate in promoting partnership programs for the needs of women in my age group?

    Thank you!

  51. Linda Wolf Reply

    For the past 26 years we have known you Riane And partnered many times in the empowering women and girls, especially through the books that you’ve been part of that our Teen Talking Circles Project has produced, especially Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun, which can now be only purchased on Amazon but sold 50,000 copies 💪🏿 and is still as relevant today. In all the years that I have been leading girls circles, I have been enriched by knowing you and your work. Thank you so much For being one of our very first advisers. You are booked the chalice and the blade was Seminole in my own education. It would be wonderful to get in touch with you again And I very much look forward to connecting with the Ashanti And learning about his work with men and boys. And to connect with all of the organizations that are supporting this.

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Linda,
      Thank you for your lovely comment; I’ll pass it on to Riane and also to Brie Mathers.

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  54. Scott Varney Reply

    Will this speech be webcast or recorded for those unable to attend?

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  56. Catherine Timotheou Reply

    Miki I love everything you write about the questions we need to ask to move forward from a patriarchal system. EXCEPT. EXCEPT. WHY OH WHY does the word feminist need to be in there? The very word itself is separation. Implies duality in the existence of its antonym: masculine. Men suffer horribly from the inequalities fueled and perpetuated by the system termed patriarchy. The word patriarchy too sows angry resentful feelings …blaming, yes blaming, men for the injustices in the world. And what I am hearing is that people feel RIGHTEOUS about accusing men because there is a word naming the cause – and once named, making it real.
    If love to just talk about people. Us. All of us. So that those walls that words have -and are- creating can become wide open windows onto togetherness and abundance.
    I really would love to hear what comes up for you as you read this.
    With care, Cathie from Cyprus

    • Celia V Harquail Reply

      Hi Cathie-
      The word “feminism” does not describe who the worldview or political ideology benefits. It describes whose wisdom informs it. Feminism is informed by the experiences of womxn and womxn-identified people, on their exclusion, their pain, and their vision for liberation. Feminism, as a social movement, not only incorporates all people, but also works for the liberation of all people and all living things. Your (mis)understanding of what feminism is and what the word means was taught to you by a social world intending to disregard and denigrate the wisdom of women and all oppressed people. It’s part of the patriarchal effort. Feminism is not man-hating, man-rejecting, or about separation, though you and so many others have been taught to assume this.

  57. Marta Reply

    Thanks for your article, Amber! In my opinion, we women don’t need to fill “every seminary, pulpit, synagogue, mosque, and temple”… as if we needed to “conquer them” and win the battle. We just need to abandon these patriarchals religions forever. I did. Firstly, it’s very unlikely that they change their mind because, for them, it’s God’s word that men have the authority over women. Bible says so. Apostle Paul said so. Women must remain silent. Period! …And, anyway, they are not “the truth” they claim to be. So, who cares? I understood this perfectly after reading The Chalice and the Blade. They are just religions born from these domination models, and there’s no reason for us as women to stay or endorse them anymore.

  58. Wendy Reply

    I think the Bible was on theoretical stories gathered by mostly men to judge all humanity.

  59. Indira Reply

    Absolutely wonderful. I would really be delighted to do a study together with you in India . Much believe and practice this but the climb is arduous

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    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Sheryl,

      I’ve fixed the social media links. Thanks for your comment – great Facebook image!

  61. wendy hall Reply

    How exciting to see the noted feminist and writer, Riane Eisler and her husband David Loye (note David Loye’s name has an “e” at the end) to see their images in a light show celebrating their contributions to the world of balance and sense with their writings!

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  64. Michelle Reply

    This is important, but I find it hard to believe that the impact upon a child of a clear and conscious divorce, particularly from an untenable situation to a better one, would be the same or even close as the impact of violent sexual assault on a child. They lump everything in together, does the data differentiate at all?

    • Melanie Blow Reply

      Michelle, I’m inclined to agree with you. The original study was done of people who were born in the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s, so we’re talking about divorces that happened prior to the 1970’s. There was a lot of stigma on divorced parents then; it seems likely that maternal poverty after the divorce was a near guarantee, and it’s even possible that the divorce back then functioned as a proxy measure for abuse, addiction or mental illness that a child growing up in the home didn’t realize. Humans live a long time, so longitudinal studies are really difficult. It would be interesting to recreate the study with a cohort of adults who were born in the 90’s, when divorce was destigmatized and was often done in ways meant to minimize the impact on children. There would be less information about the rates of some diseases that the original study was able to capture, based on the age of the study participants, but there could still be some useful information. I’m not an expert on divorce research, but last I knew the evidence was starting to build that the impact of divorce can me minimized for children, hopefully to the point that it doesn’t rise to the level of an ACE.

  65. Parrish Reply

    Wendy Silvers has eloquently distilled the way of an awakened mother or parent. Think this one’s going on the fridge. ❤️

  66. Sheryl Morris Reply

    “Family dynamics that are patriarchal simply get continued.” Yes, for sure-what is done to you, you usually do, too. But what is it about some of us that drives us to be different? I’m still trying to figure this out.
    Thank you for writing!

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  68. Sharon Reply

    I loved this! Wendy is so wise and I am definitely going to follow her advice with my very sensitive 11 year old son.

  69. Liz Copeland Reply

    Feb 11. 2019
    Say, a friend just sent me this link to an interview from Freakonomics Radio. I suggest that CPS contact the radio show to propose that an interview with Riane Eisler and the Caring Economy Campaign would be a very good idea. In the show Andrew Yang, a man in his early 40s who I have never heard of, makes mention of the essential work of caregiving. Riane has so much to offer to expand upon his observation.

  70. Sheryl Morris Reply

    “It’s that domination thing!” —
    In the classroom children will call out when they make connections; I can imagine hearing, “There, there is domination! Humankind over Nature!” or race over race, or religion over religion, or man over man, or man over woman. Stories that propagate in the culture can be changed if recognized and called out. At home or in a classroom evidence of domination abounds in history lessons and in literature from “Cinderella” and “Last Stop on Market Street” to “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Hate U Give.”
    Now, I’ve recently come to appreciate, it is just as important to guide adults as well as children to recognize and call out what seems to tie us all up into knots. When I check out any half-dozen current news stories I find myself saying, “There’s that Domination thing!”
    Back to children at home and in the classroom—“Children Are The Future.” Let’s help them begin to pick out the knots and avoid them in the first place by recognizing them and calling them out.
    Thank you for this posting!
    (Recommending “Tomorrow’s Children.”)

  71. Sheryl Morris Reply

    Regarding, “We must ask ourselves, “How do I mirror the injustice in the world in my relationships with the children in my life?” “How can I live my life so that my actions and my beliefs are congruent?” Not just in the values I espouse, but in the small actions I take every day with those who are the least powerful in my life. We do this not just for ourselves and the children in our life but for a future world that must be different from what we see now.”

    Where might we read and share our thoughts on “how do I?” “how can I?”? If I had it to do over, I would have Family Meetings and document everyone’s observations, feelings, needs, and requests. (This is what I know of Non-Violent Communication.) By everyone, I would start as soon as possible: two years of age maybe earlier. I should remember to do this when my grandkids start to get a little out-of-hand! Call for a meeting and listen TO EVERYONE! Thank you for writing this article, Teresa Graham Brett, JD, Partnership Community.

  72. Sheryl Morris Reply

    “… a fan of Riane Eisler. Her message about educating our children and their children in ways that encourage partnership rather than domination really resonates with me.” Me too!
    I look forward to reading your book, Suzy Adra, CPS Partnership Community.
    Thank you for writing!

  73. Sheryl Morris Reply

    How wonderfully engaging!
    What strikes me is the enduring love behind the turmoil of the relationship between you and your mom.
    … “We laugh.”
    … “And we love her for it.”
    My own feelings, and in my humble opinion–You are lucky! And, your Mom is lucky to have you.–
    You both are still listening and still trying to hold on to your relationship, in different ways perhaps, but still there for each other.
    Thank you for writing, Jen Taylor, Partnership Leader.

  74. Sheryl Morris Reply

    So happy to see and read Laureen Golden!
    Here’s to “long” time, online friends and acquaintances!

  75. Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard Reply

    Thank You for this excellent article and collection of networked people and ideas. This is an most perfect example of ‘calling in’ which is the necessary pendant of ‘calling out’ – an idea I recently learnt came across in the conversational webinar I attended in part (‘The story of the future’).
    This resonates with our family’s experience with Jane Nelsen’s ‘Positive discipline’ that helped us get out of the power struggle we we getting into in our young family. I’m also thankful to the Learning Tree, the Montessori school who taught us so much about parenting with, for and through freedom, equality, empathy and manipulation-free love. Beautiful work, well done. Please send out more!

  76. Suzy Reply

    Thank you Sheryl. I am looking forward to sharing this book. It is a labor of love and also one of the most difficult things I have ever attempted to do.

  77. Jocelyn Chapman Reply

    Hanks’ 4 suggestions for nurturing positive change in families are outstanding. I believe these same 4 suggestions could be used to improve work life as well. Imagine working in a place where other people will be there for us, caring responses can be counted on, failure is seen as a growth opportunity and responded to with support, and individual uniqueness is celebrated and seen as an asset. Sounds transformative. “As we move away from dominator styles of family life, we can change not only our family, we can change the world.” Yes, indeed! Change yourself. Change the world.

  78. Jocelyn Chapman Reply

    What a moving personal narrative! I appreciate the way you connect it to Riane’s first cornerstone of Partnership Systems—Childhood and Family. I suspect you have caused every reader to reflect on their family of origin and how might heal some wounds, change some patterns of behavior.

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Linda,
      CPS does not offer continuing education credits directly, but we can provide a Letter of Verification of Attendance. If you are a K-12 teacher seeking credits, contact me at

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  80. Susan Reply

    A friend posted this interview on Facebook and I’m glad I took the time to view it. I’ve never heard of the Center for Partnership Studies, nor have I heard of Riane Eisler, but now I am inspired to check out both the organization and her books.

    Thank you so much to Terra and Riane for all that you do to forward the women’s movement. I’ve always been certain that if women had more power and respect in society that there would be more peace in the world.

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  86. Kelly Morrow Reply

    Hello Dr Burleson—
    I’m writing the final chapter of my dissertation and I’ve been able to access a preview of your dissertation on ProQuest but cannot access the entire document—are the results of your study available in a publication through the center for partnership studies? My research focuses on safety voice behaviors of medical surgical nurses from a caring science perspective and I’d love to see your results. I’ve checked amazon and the peer-reviewed databases available to me through the University of Colorado. This work is incredibly important.
    Many thanks

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Kelly,
      Thanks for your question. Dr. Burleson’s study is not study available through CPS, but I’ve forwarded your contact info to Deeanna and she can respond to you directly.
      Thank you!
      -Ann Amberg
      CPS Leadership & Learning program

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Kelly, You might be interested in the book Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care by Teddie Potter and Riane Eisler. Available on Amazon and in the CPS Bookstore.

      Also, there are articles on Partnership in Healthcare in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies:

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  88. Sheryl Morris Reply

    I’ll try first here to try and connect.
    Many months later and I am reading your article.
    I wanted you to know about a busy group (if you don’t already know of it)— Montessori for Social Justice. You can find them online. They offer books, book lists, classes, speakers, yearly conferences. Best to you.

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  90. Sandra Schafer Reply

    I tried clicking the link to register and there was no place to insert my information on the resulting page.

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Sandra,

      It looks like the registration button on this page is working; it takes you to the webinar registration page:

      On the registration page, scroll down to the bottom, and you should see the simple form asking for your name and email. If you still have problems registering let me know and I’ll register you manually.
      Sorry for any inconvenience,

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  96. Sheryl Morris Reply

    Believing in the value of partnerships includes among other things, learning about history; reflecting on and working to change social justice issues; and recognizing and appreciating your own worth. We need ways to configure ourselves in order to talk with each other, listen and share, and resolve problems. This is where I find the value of learning the practice of Sociocracy. Thank you, Ted for writing here! Thank you CPS, for this platform to share and learn.
    I note the mentions of Non-Violent Communication in both Riane Eisler’s work and Ted Rau’s work.

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  98. Dr. Ani Liggett, Ph.D. Reply

    Once again Dr. Hart illustrates the importance of prevention. She clearly identifies core cultural, family and relationship problems which are preventable with education and skills training. For more than three decades Louise has been teaching her core prevention strategies for positive parenting and healthier families, now available at her website. Thank you for publishing this article.

  99. Bruce Adams Reply

    In bringing new proposals to a mixed group, I frequently run into the “who’s going to pay?” and “how much will it cost?” objections. These appear to be responsible, but ignore the costs of the existing systems. Admittedly, these are generalized discussions not focused on generating action solutions.

    Another problem I encounter is the inertia effect of conventional, sound bite objections from those who don’t use Biocultural Partnership Dominator Lens tools for analysis and solution generation.

    I get a lot of blank stares when I explain that I no longer use left/right, conservative/liberal, Republican/Democrat, etc., models any more.

    It’s all part of the change process, so we keep plugging. I do appreciate these insights and will start incorporating them in my work.

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  101. Bruce Adams Reply

    Thank you so much for this. I belong to a group of, mostly, white Boomer retirees who are struggling with this issue–what can we do to help? I’ve been trying to introduce Riane’s PR/DC model into our thinking, but it’s not a familiar topic to them. It’s magic for me, but many of my friends are retired technocrats, professionals, bureaucrats, etc., so I get to practice word economy and patience. I hope they’ll take a look at your work and get involved with it.

  102. Rachel Dorroh Reply

    I am interested in possibly starting a discussion group for this book. I see a link for Discussion Questions above, but it does not work. Is there a way I can access this or other relevant resources?
    Thank you!
    Rachel Dorroh

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Rachel,
      Thanks for bringing this to our attention! The link is fixed–the Discussion Questions can be downloaded as a pdf. Please do keep in touch with me, Ann Amberg at if/when you launch your Nurturing Our Humanity book group. I’d like to invite you to submit a short blog post for our Leaders Blog, reflecting your thoughts and group experience. We’d like to inspire others to start a similar book group.

      Thanks, and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

      -Ann Amberg
      Director of Engagement and Outreach
      Co-Director, Leadership & Learning Programs

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  105. kimble perry Reply

    I left this comment after reading his theory regarding the onset of dominance and patriarchy. “An interesting article and a noble enterprise in seeking out a root of origin for patriarchy and it power for power’s sake dominance. Yet, linear reasoning is part of the problem. I have found that, instead, when trying to understand the adoption and maintenance of a way of living that actually mains the self, is nigh on pathological, therefore in large part psychological. Erroneous beliefs, beliefs in falsehoods require an even deeper onset. Humans originally were more scavengers than hunters, small and sparsely equipped compared to so many other meat eating mammals. Cooperation has been the only answer. Anxiety a daily prickly ally. This human condition universal in every sense of the imagination. Only recently I happened upon a book which dared to hold these long held considerations of mine. “Man The Hunted” might be an interesting asset for your theorising.”

  106. Leticia Perez Reply

    Thank you for offering this webinar. It was nice to see so many people participating. I read that there was going to be a possibility in getting CEU’s for today. How do I go about obtaining them for this webinar?

  107. Melinda Taylor Reply

    I was not able to get In to the presentation and running. Are you still going to have the videos for us to watch afterwards?


    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Thanks so much Sheryl,m
      Glad you were able to join us on March 19, and hope to “see” you in the April 2 webinar.

      Stay well,
      Ann Amberg

  108. Jennifer Karydas Reply

    I was introduced to Riane Eisler’s work last summer when The Chalice and the Blade was recommended to me. Her work is deeply inspiring and resonating. I have a quote from that book that I look at everyday! As COVID-19 revealed itself, Riane’s partnership model resurfaced in my mind so I did a search to see what she might have to say about it. That’s how I discovered the webinar. I couldn’t believe the timing and my luck to learn directly from her. Big FAN GIRL moment! I’ve been an educator for 10 years and my journey with Restorative Practices and Trauma Informed Pedigogy began around 5 years ago. I’m now a program coordinator with Breakthrough Collaborative still working with middle school students. I’m deeply moved by the mission of center for partnership and the panelists. I appreciate learning from you all. What’s the best way to share the content with some of my colleagues once I get access to the recording? May I send them the link? Should I just recap points from the webinar?

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Jennifer,

      We are glad you joined us yesterday for Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Shifting to Partnership in Education and Society. I will be sending the follow up email that includes the video link and resources by April 4.
      When the video is ready for yesterday’s webinar it will also be found on“, and we’ll be updating the resources currently on that page.

      You are very welcome to share the video (which will be public) and all the resources with your circles and on social media. #PartnershipSchools, #TraumaAwareSchools.

      I’d like to hear more about your partnership work with Breakthrough Collaborative with middle school students. Consider writing a short blog piece for the CPS Leader’s Blog. For guidelines, see:

      Thanks Jennifer and please keep in touch. You can email me directly at

      -Ann Amberg

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  112. Florencia Zacco Nievas Reply

    is there a way in which we can sign up to get a reminder?

  113. Kimble Perry Reply

    I look forward to listening to this meeting. I am currently attending an online introductory philosophy course called “Economics With Justice”, which the academic ,male, informed us that women’s issues wouldn’t be considered viable indices of economic health, and not discussed on the course,

  114. Monte Reply

    I have read so many articles or reviews regarding the blogger lovers howeever this
    post is truly a good article, keep it up.

  115. Kimble Helgesson Reply

    Hello, I am half way through reading the the Chalice and the Blade, which is the 3rd book of my project to absorb R Eisler’s concepts and promote her ideas and hopes. Her latest book was my first book of her production . I recently finished The Real Wealth of Nations, which I annotated in the margins like an Arab scholar. I will share this event date the best I can. Post COVID19 change will be kind and hopeful only if we change the values away from those that brought us to this point. #EthicsofCare evolution

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  117. Annette Scott Reply

    Hello! Do you by chance have a scholarship available for this course? I am an Advocate and work with domestic violence/IPV survivors and I think this would be very helpful to my knowledge.


  118. Kimble Helgesson Reply

    Thank you for the link to the paper. Eisler’s books together with Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics are a large part of my current dialogue with those around me. I am frustrated with a 10 week online course titled Economics With Justice that doesn’t address the underlying systemic issues of our current system. My voice has been reprimanded when I ask where is Justice in the talk of the last 9 weeks talk about tweaking this or that legislation. First session, I and then others, we told that “women’s issues’ were not going to be part of this discussion!! I stayed involved all the same because critiquing what we don’t know the details of is an empty practice. Eisler’s work is sooo needed these days.

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  120. Suzanne Haff Reply

    I wish all our citizen could experience what the author did in the Peace Corps. What a gift to community returning volunteers in forming community and caring. This is a very interesting article reflecting a life well lived.

  121. Gary Geoghegan Reply

    This is a touchingly beautiful essay that I intend to share with my RPCV friends, as well as my family. Betsy Small Campbell expresses many wise thoughts and feelings in 2.2 pages that are so easy for me to agree with that I wish I could say that I had also thought these things, but merely could not express them so well.

  122. Alusine H. Kamara Reply

    Betsy, this is a phenomenal analogy of our situation in the world today, but unfortunately we have all been consumed by hypocrisy, lack of empathy and intentional insensitivity and myopathy. What I mean to say is that we are hypocrites because in spite of wanton brutality against our fellow humans around the world we can afford to blame the victims, insensitive because contrary to Biblical teachings (do unto onto others what you want them to do unto you) has for centuries been used to mean “do to them what you totally despise” and myopic because we are unable to look in the mirror and see who our true nature is.
    The peace corps for some unfortunate reason brewed two sets of volunteers. The first like you who saw and ended up using their encounters as an eye opener to what a peaceful and loving world looks like and work to ameliorate the sufferings of others, while the other saw their experience as an affirmation of their supremacy over those they met and work with, and does nothing to advocate for the down-trodden.
    Our situation here at home is not in any way different from those in the 1800s, as such those who are asking for equality are branded as disloyal to our military and national flag and if one asks if injustices to them are a trade off for paying homage to a flag that does not respect or value your life, they would say you are asking for too much without looking at what some (the red tail pilots, round trip to the moon, role in the civil war and many more) have done to bring honor to this country… but when they say “no” to what has been done to them, all of a sudden they are unpatriotic.
    The short-sighted nature of this empire is fast tracking our demise like others before us (the Roman and Ottoman empires) whose blatant arrogance and insensitivity killed their standing among those they led.
    If you think that is not true, look around and you will find cracks in the way our laws are displaced for selfish reasons because even our senate and Congress have failed and have become a betrayal to the nation all in the name of power. I sometimes wonder if racism is out of sheer hate or fear of a people who have given so much but get nothing in return, instead they are been squeezed to be more submissive. Time will tell. Thank you, Alusine.

  123. PAULA M SNYDER Reply

    Thanks. A great story. It left me inspired to work harder to strengthen community bonds and not leave anyone behind. We all need to be seen.

  124. Tom Westheimer Reply

    Great article so needed today! We volunteers in many ways benefited more than the countries we served! Thank you for your service that never stopped even when you returned “home”!

  125. James Joiner Reply

    Thanks Betsy,
    I am sure most RPCVs would agree with you. Thanks for being so caring and thoughtful. I hope future volunteers will be as thoughtful and committed as you. Thanks for sharing!

  126. Sarah Kinder Reply

    Betsy – this brought me to tears. I know we overlapped in Salone in 84 and your writing about country – still so close to my heart – is beautiful. Thank you!

  127. Jane Norton Reply

    I just found out about the Partnerism event that took plave on 8.20 Is there a way to access the program now?

    excited to learn more about this.


  128. Sheryl Morris Reply

    Can there be an updated version of this to share? (Friends don’t like to share what appears to be old news.)
    Thank you!

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Hi Sheryl,

      Thanks for your inquiry. I’ve updated this event announcement with as much information as I have at the moment. Evidently the Partnerism group has not yet sent the video link or their web link to those who attended the August 20 Summit. Please contact Rosie Von Lila with any questions or concerns:

  129. Ken Robson Reply

    “and we’re collectively living in the looming shadow that humanity has been fueling and creating for decades through excessive industrialization, consumerism, capitalistic greed and oppression.

    What will we learn during this time about the art of surrendering into the unknown, while simultaneously engaging in active expressions of being, listening, and tapping into the intelligence of our expanded self rather than our limited rational minds?”

    I think that as a concept this works well but in reality will take decades or millenniums to finally realize. You are talking about a power shift to kindness which fear and greed will never allow. I dont even know you but I feel so much love right now. I wish that on a personal level this works so that it may one day spread like a virus and infect us for good not bad or kill us. A virus that saves the planet. Is this my calling to follow you? I frightens me to think we can all live in a world full of kind leadership.

  130. Jade Reply

    What an incredible article! It stirs new questions for me, while filling me with hope and passion for these complex times full of opportunity.

    Anne-Marie, thank you for sharing your knowledge and wise guidance with such radical honesty and devotion.

    I feel inspired to trust in my ability to be a revolutionary leader, starting with my inner world and the dynamics of my every day life, and expanding into the larger story we are all a part of.

    I’ll be dreaming of, and participating into creating a world of love, interconnectedness, and power-with.

  131. Mary Ellen Reply

    Your words have eloquently captured the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer experience and applied our learned lessons to the current US political climate. I would like to share this call to action blog post with other RPCV’s. May I do so?

  132. Daniela Oliveira Reply

    At the end of the course, is there a certificate? Thank you

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  135. Dennis Slattery Reply

    A very perceptive reading of our mythological culture by Clay Boykin. I know Clay and his book and his service work to humanity is invaluable. Thank you for publishing it.

  136. Jack Frick Reply

    Clay Boykin is a man whose life matches his message.Thank you Clay for this article and the light you are providing, especially for the spiritual development of men workswide. Jack Frick, Austin,TX.

  137. Jed Diamond Reply

    Thanks for sharing. Its nice to partner with people who are making a different. These are challenging times for us all. Glad you can spread the healing potential of Partnerism.

  138. Ilya Kursenko Reply


    I am Ilya Kursenko, an Oxford-Russia Fund Fellow, a researcher in sustainable peace systems. Reading Nurturing Our Humanity has inspired me to launch a Sustainable Peace Analysis Network project and reach out into the subjects that are raised in the book. I was just wondering what could be the great ways to connect with the authors or with the existing community of like-minded intellectuals who are considering international politics through the imperatives of gender, equality, peace education, and culture of peace.


  139. Selma Reply

    Your thoughts are more relevant than ever!! Congratulations on being such an amazing woman!

  140. J. Asha Eaton Reply

    A great companion to this line of inquiry would be Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, which describes in part how borders create a kind of friction and how the resulting liminality must become its own kind of livable space for those who cannot be described in terms of one or the other. I believe the Myth of Liminality outlined here is similar to the mental gymnastics required for one who grows up in a society of absolutes and domination to contemplate the idea of borderland, or a place governed by mutually agreeable terms that (on a good day) usually place its status more towards the partnership end of the scale while causing friction with the largely hierarchical systems that enforces its assistance.

    I think this Myth of Liminality arises from a shared assumption that “something” will change and restore a sense of rightness for which there are easy explanations about the order of events and systems. Who will be in charge, what should be done and taught, what will be the “right” way of living will be somehow proven in material absolutes– and that is the myth, that such a resolution is necessary and that our current era cannot simply be its own space, a valid configuration. Even the myth the author mentioned has various incarnations that depict a different ideal of “right” and “order” that is disrupted in the Fisher King’s wounding. In Thomas Mallory’s version, the tale is predicated on the wounding of the king (Pellam, if memory) in a disruptive event called the “Dolorous Stroke” in which Balin accidentally wounds the king with the spear that pierced’ Christ’s side during the crucifixion while fighting an invisible knight (yes, really!) and is later healed with the blood of that same spear. In the Wagner the Fisher King is healed by the touch of the spear as well, helped along by Parsifal’s compassion and “purity,” and in Chrétien de Troyes’ account the question is not “What ails you?” but “Who is served by the grail?” — because Percival is the Fisher King’s nephew and the heir to his kingdom, and such familial relationships between knights and kings were often explored in depth in those accounts as the basis for vengeance tales in which acts of violence could restore order. In these myths, the liminal or undominated space is an aberrant that must be abolished, along with all symbolic corollaries, before the story’s conclusion.

    Most of these chivalric romances were predicated on ideals of masculine violence, where wounding and disabling is described as a feminization of the male body and equated with sinfullness. Often these involve the inflicting or healing of a thigh wound, symbolic of an interruption of masculine potency and often a sign of sexual transgression. Wounds of any kind are related to unwholeness, and wounded or imperfect men are often referred to in androgynous terms. Another wounded king encountered in Mallory’s account by Percival (there are several, though most tales have a Wounded King and a Fisher King as Grail kings and relatives who live in the same castle) is first seen laying in a bed, described as not notably male or female until his face is uncovered. Percival also wounds himself in the thigh after almost being tempted by a female devil shortly thereafter, and it is only the “whole” and perfect Galahad who is able to achieve the Grail– no one else. So while I’m not familiar with the specific retelling of the myth the author references, I think it’s intriguing how different literary accounts of Arthurian legend rewrite these accounts to fit certain narratives of power and righteous action.

    I recommend Anzaldúa’s work and the new Morte Darthur translation by Dorsey Armstrong, and perhaps “A Companion to Malory” edited by E. Archibald and A. S. G. Edwards as well, to anyone interested in learning more about borders, liminality and chivalric myths!!

  141. Sheryl Morris Reply

    Profound thinking and crystal clear speaking.
    “Caring pays!”
    Yeh! Endorphins!

  142. Bonjour Reply

    Sounds very interesting and exciting, as the YouTube lectures and interviews of Rian Eisler are. Bur before I register I’d like to have more information:
    -You are speaking of 5 modules: how many hours are required per module?
    -How does the course look like (structure, topics etc)?
    -How shall I work: reading (for example whole books or summaries provided by RE for the courses participants)?
    -How do the provides tools look like, which we will be than able to use to facilitate changes
    -Can I do the whole course alone and in my free time or are there zoom-seminars, group work etc?
    Other information which I might need or be interested in…
    Thank you very much! Best regards from Switzerland! Marianne Bonjour

  143. essay Reply

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  145. Rita Quintavalla Reply

    I am reading some books of Riane Eisler .They help to open our eyes about great problems of our world. Thanks to Riane

  146. Helen Roberts Reply

    I appreciate seeing how social change can come about by starting where people are and inviting a new awareness of feelings and needs and how to attend to them by learning to safely share more of ourselves. I am grateful to Suzanne Jones for reaching out to her community and its goals.

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      Thank you Helen,
      Much appreciated!

      -Ann Amberg
      Co-Director, CPS Communications

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      We are so glad you enjoyed it! Please feel free to share on social media 🙂
      -Ilene (Digital Communications Associate), on behalf of CPS

  147. Deepika Grover Reply

    I’d love to see The Chalice and the Blade as an unabridged audiobook, with a high quality narrator. Any chance this is forthcoming?

    • Ann Amberg Reply

      A wonderful idea! The Chalice and the Blade is currently available on Audible and read by Riane Eisler herself. As of now there are no plans to do a new version of the audiobook, but CPS is currently working on making some of Riane’s books available more widely.
      -Ilene (Digital Communications Associate), on behalf of CPS

  148. Lisa Reply

    Thank you for connecting these fields and concepts and for the leadership you’re providing for the next generation of change makers!

  149. Daniel Sewell Reply

    Hello Mrs. Riane Eisler,
    Recently became aware of you and your work. Attracted to your message and presentation. Look forward to the success of your message. Best to you. Thank you.
    Daniel Sewell

  150. Rosario Reply

    Dr Briciu: Thanks for leading this social experiment. I had a chance to have a taste of instant siblinghood once I begun to experientially listening and honestly sharing… It´s magic and gives me hope when I meet with people from around the world and deeply connect. This road is deceivably simple…

  151. Lou Rigali Reply

    I agree that a month is not enough, We should be looking a Women’s Decade starting now.