Educating for a Culture of Peace

A tool for meaningful and lasting social change toward a genuine culture of peace.

This book fills the need of parents and educators hungry for a message of hope, for a path out of today's dangerous spiral of violence and regression, for a loving and caring way of teaching that can give our children a safe haven and hope for the future. Its chapters offer teachers, home schoolers, and other educators inspirational models of classrooms that nurture students and their learning community.

Educating for a Culture of Peace, co-edited by Riane Eisler and Ron Miller, with contributions by leading educators as well as Raffi, the famous Children's Troubadour, shows how values of compassion, caring, respect, and welcoming of human diversity can be modeled and taught.

The authors tell moving stories of their caring and peaceful engagement with their students and explain the educational and social implications of these interactions. Congruent with co-editor Riane Eisler’s cultural transformation theory, Educating for a Culture of Peace is a tool for meaningful and lasting social change toward a genuine culture of peace.

The Partnership Way: New Tools for Living and Learning

Illustrated with line drawings of prehistoric, historic, and contemporary art, this partnership workbook shows how women and men can "rewrite" their life scripts with alternatives to domination, manipulation, and violence. Co-authored by Riane Eisler and her partner, social psychologist David Loye, The Partnership Way provides practical information and experiential exercises based on the ideas in The Chalice and The Blade and Sacred Pleasure. Designed for both individual and group use, it shows how to develop partnership groups in settings ranging from churches and self-help groups to colleges and high schools.

Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life

Originally released at the U.N. Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995, this CPS study of 89 countries dramatically reveals the connection between women's rights and a better quality of life for both men and women. Using a variety of statistical analyses, this 123-page work conclusively correlates women's higher educational levels, political representation, and access to contraception with a society's overall higher living standards: life spans, health care, education, income, and preservation of the environment. This study points to policies needed for a partnership future.


"I stayed up all night reading this book. It is the best thing I have seen on this vitally important subject. It should be read by all policy makers and all women and men who care about our future"
~ Fran Hosken, Women's International Network (WIN) News

"Makes a clear and convincing case that the status of women is a barometer of the health of a society."
- Melissa Schorr, Working Woman

Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Health Care

A 2014 Winner of an American Journal of Nursing Book Award and the 2015 Capstone International Book Award!

Transforming Interprofessional Partnerships: A New Framework for Nursing and Partnership-Based Healthcare provides nurses and other health care professionals tools to reexamine the current state of interdisciplinary partnerships and build a more effective, caring, and sustainable health care system, Riane Eisler, systems scientist and human rights attorney, and Teddie Potter, nurse advocate for collaborative care models and inclusivity and diversity in health care, present a structure to shift health care relationships from hierarchies of domination and isolated professions to high-functioning, collaborative teams ready to be full partners with patients, families, communities, and one another. This comprehensive text will benefit nurses by defining and illustrating full partnership in practice, education and research to improve communication and interprofessional collaboration. This book was selected as a winner of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book Awards in 2014, in the Professional Development and Issues category.

Co-written by internationally known author, cultural historian, and evolutionary theorist, Riane Eisler, and University of Minnesota Nursing professor Teddie M. Potter
User-friendly curriculum and guide for professional development for practicing nurses and other health care professionals
The only interprofessional partnership text written form the nursing perspective, providing a model for partnership with patients and other professionals
The only text the provides a grounded theory of partnership-also covering partnership with the environment, partnership policy, and partnership at a global level

This book received the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book Award.

About the Authors

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD(h)

Riane Eisler, JD, PhD(h), is the President of the Center for Partnership Studies. Dr. Eisler, social theorist, attorney, and author is best known for her internationally acclaimed book, The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future (1987). More recently her book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economy (2008) offers a template for a new economic model that gives adequate value and priority to caring. A survivor of the Holocaust, Riane is a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist who has written numerous books and articles and has received important awards in recognition of her work for human rights and peace, including the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s Distinguished Peace Leadership Award..

Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN

Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN, is a Clinical Associate Professor, the Coordinator of Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Innovation and Leadership, and Director of Inclusivity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota, School of Nursing. Dr. Potter speaks nationally and internationally about Partnership Nursing and creator of the BASE of Nursing model. Her critical theory dissertation, Reconstructing a New Story of Nursing: Critical Analysis of Nursing Textbooks Using Riane Eisler’s Partnership Paradigm (2010) deconstructed the history of nursing used by fundamental textbooks to socialize new nurses and reconstructed a more inclusive story of the profession.