Riane Eisler is an internationally known scholar, futurist, and activist, best known as author of the international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future. She is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies, co-founder of the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV), and The Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE).
A retrospective of our journey this past year offering a picture of what is being born during this time of global transformation.
Don Alverto Taxo is a master Iachak of the Atis people from the Cotopaxi region of Ecuador. During a gathering of Andean Elders in 1989, he was given the responsibility of sharing the ancient Andean wisdom with the US and Europe. He has traveled to the US and Europe several times where he has taught and lectured. We met with Don Alberto in the village of Membrilla in the high Andes where he lives with his wife and children.
Bob Randall, is an Yankunytjatjara Elder and a traditional owner of Uluru (Ayers Rock). Bob is one of the stolen generation of the Aboriginal people, taken from his family at the age of seven. Bob has worked as teacher and leader for Aboriginal land rights, education, community development and cultural awareness. He is the author of Songman and Tracker Tjginji and is the subject of the documentary film Kanyini.
Jayesh Patel is the co-founder and director of Manav Sadhna, an NGO based in the Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. Formed in 1990 with the mission to serve the underprivileged, Manav Sadhna now provides health and hygiene, education, and employment services to over 4500 women and children through over 38 projects.
Anshu Gupta is an Ashoka Fellow and the executive director of Goonj, a volunteer run organization based in New Delhi that provides clothes and other basic amenities to millions across India by turning one person's waste into a resource for another. In 1998 Anshu left his job as a manager of corporate communications in a large Indian company to found Goonj and travel India in order to understand the needs of the people of his country.
Nelsa Libertad Curbelo Cora is proponent of non-violence who has fought for Indigenous people's rights and worked as a mediator in conflicts throughout South America. She founded Ser Paz (Being Peace) to work with youth gangs in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Through her work, many of Guayaquil's most dangerous gangs have disarmed, agreed to abandon violence and are now working together to rebuild the community.
The famously funny Jim Hightower gives us a real look at the Bush success in Iraq. Considering the dark nature of the facts, this is quite entertaining.
Witness the ongoing military junta offensive against civilians in Eastern Burma.
Violence and persecution escalate as thousands flee their homes amid the worst attacks on ethnic minority communities in a decade.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other legislators in Washington are putting the interests of their campaign donors ahead of the needs of kids by opposing the expansion of the SCHIP program to provide health insurance to children in need. Sen. McConnell needs to get his priorities straight. Sign our petition and tell him Kentucky's kids should come before big money interests.