Cynthia Brix & Will Keepin – Gender Equity & Reconciliation

Cynthia Brix & Will Keepin – Gender Equity & Reconciliation

 

 

Online training program beginning September 12th: Becoming Whole Together

Gender Equity and Reconciliation is a burgeoning new field of transformational healing and reconciliation between women and men.  D.H. Lawrence once remarked that “The future of humanity will be decided not by relations between nations, but by relations between women and men.”  Gender equity and reconciliation recognizes the profound wound in the human family constellated around cultural conditioning relating to gender, sexuality, and relational intimacy. The ‘gender wound’ is manifest in myriad forms in virtually every society across the planet.

Martin Luther King, Jr. emphasized that societal transformation does not take place by keeping injustice and corruption hidden, but only by bringing them into the light and confronting them with the power of love.  This is the purpose and method of gender equity and reconciliation. Both women and men are afflicted by gender injustice, and each needs the other for a true and complete healing.  Domestic violence is the leading cause of death for women aged 15 to 44 worldwide.  Men have higher death rates than women for all 15 leading causes of death.  The premise of gender equity and reconciliation is that women and men can and must work together to jointly transform these tragic conditions.  Gender reconciliation embraces all sexual orientations, including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual.

Gender Equity and Reconciliation International has facilitated workshops and training programs for more than 2,000 men and women in seven countries to date.  Our experience demonstrates that earnest women and men are capable of extraordinary levels of healing and reconciliation, and thereby fostering new levels of mutual trust, respect, communication, and joyful partnership. Independent monitoring and evaluation of our programs conducted by Phaphama Initiatives in South Africa concluded that Gender Equity and Reconciliation is a powerful tool for addressing the causes of HIV/AIDS (rather than just treating symptoms), and that Gender Equity and Reconciliation has the potential to prevent communities from self-destructing because of gender-based violence and AIDS.

Gender Equity and Reconciliation builds upon yet goes well beyond the work of the women’s and men’s movements—both of which are crucial social movements in their own right that have made essential contributions.  Gender equity and reconciliation takes another bold step—or leap!—to bring women and men together to begin an unprecedented collaborative work of facing the disastrous reality of gender injustice in its many forms, and embarking upon the integral work of mutual transformation to create a new, unprecedented harmony between the sexes.  Working through the challenges of gender disharmony with integrity, compassion, and non-judgment, men and women discover a liberating awakening and new spiritual communion.

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About Search of the New Compassionate Male with Clay Boykin. I am convinced that amidst all the turmoil in the world a New Compassionate Male is emerging, and this New Compassionate Male is emerging as the New Archetype. ~ I am on a journey to every corner of the planet. I am on a journey within; a journey of self discovery to learn what it means to be a compassionate male. ~ I do not have the answer, but I know there is a spark of compassion emerging within every man and within every woman. Regardless of sexual orientation, nationality or religious tradition I invite you to join me. Let’s travel together and find answers to questions like: Who is this man? What makes him compassionate? Is he born this way, or how is compassion learned? Is there a place or time where compassion is not relevant? How many ways does the compassionate male show up in the world Together, we can find him. Together, we can hold a mirror up for one another and find the compassion within ourselves. ~ The more adversity there is in the world, the hotter the ember of compassion burns within. It may be smoldering and unrecognizable at the moment, or burning brightly lighting and warming others. ~ Who is the New Compassionate Male? Join me in our search.

Creator – Clay Boykin – clayboykin.com
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Circles of Men: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Creating Men’s Groups – Compassionate men gather differently. – “With this book, Clay Boykin has created a spiritual blueprint for men around the world. Not only does this book provide a detailed guide for starting and maintaining a men’s group, but it also contains rich insight into the struggles and challenges of being a spiritual male in today’s western culture.” – Review on Amazon

On the Search w/guest Ellen Newhouse

On the Search w/guest Ellen Newhouse

Ellen NEWHOUSE is a woman who knows how to laugh at life and herself, even, no especially, in difficult times. She marries heart-centered spirituality with her fierce warrior self in facing her own everyday challenges as well asteaching her patients and students how to do the same for themselves. She has earned this privilege through growing up in a family that was more war zone than idyllic home. As she states in her best selling memoir, Nothing Ever Goes On Here, “We were always on alert for the next bomb to explode.”

For the past 30 years, Ellen has been in private practice integrating Intuitive Coaching with Acupuncture, Sound Healing and Energy Medicine. She has also taught transformational workshops throughout the US and Mexico.

For the past year, Ellen has been performing the one-woman play, Nothing Ever Goes On Here in SEattle, and LA and was invited to open in NYC on 6/16th and Covid inconveniently circumvented that opening. However, Ellen has taken this as an opportunity to work on writing the next two books, 1 a self-helpish book and the other a continuation of the first memoir as well as writing new songs for her upcoming transformational entertainment evening, Yes, You can! Say yes to yourself, yes to work and a life you LOVE coming to the world wide web soon!

 

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On the Search w/guest Paddy Murray

On the Search w/guest Paddy Murray

Part of being an elder in men’s work is to pass the story and knowledge on. Paddy Murray lives in Deloraine, Tasmania. He is a counsellor and over several decades has been involved in a variety of men’s work that has included work with homeless men, behaviour change with domestic violence perpetrators, prisoners, and veterans. Paddy has taken part in several men’s gatherings and men’s groups around Australia. He is active in a global men’s network and leads an online men’s group that he started during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also teach sourdough bread making, grows vegetables and runs a flock of chickens. Paddy’s earlier professional training was as an economist which led to jobs in business and economic research.

Six years ago, Paddy wrote a basic resource for men’s groups. Then, in 2020, he connected with a global network of men and saw the need for a more comprehensive resource to guide the growing interest in men’s groups. There are several web sites with excellent information about running men’s groups, though not as detailed as this or as focused on leadership, ethics, and values.  There is enough content in Paddy’s book for men to create training courses for leaders. Training needs to be experiential, and each trainer needs to adapt the material to the needs of the men involved. There are no formal associations or Universities that have courses or that create standards in this field. The standards and content in Paddy’s book are a start towards that.

Paddy’s book: Men’s Group Leadership: A Resource Manual for Excellence

 

 



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On the Search w/guest Gard Jameson

On the Search w/guest Gard Jameson

Gard Jameson received his PhD from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005 and his BA from Stanford University in Religious Studies.  He teaches Asian Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the author of five books, Footprints on the Sands of Time, Phaethon, Monkey, and Ramayana, Our Mythic Moment, the last three books reflecting upon three grand epics from the West, China and India.  He and his wife cofounded Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, vmsn.org, a charitable clinic that provides free medical, dental, and mental healthcare to those without access. He serves as the Vice Chair of The Charter for Compassion, Co-Founder of the Children’s Advocacy Alliance, caanv.org, Co-Founder of the Southern Nevada Interfaith Council, interfaithsn.org, and Compassionate Las Vegas, compassionatelv.org.  He also serves as the outreach coordinator of Contemplative Outreach, founded by Thomas Keating, in Southern Nevada.  His latest book is titled The Peace Pilgrim Pictures, using the images of the magnificent artwork of Nicholas Roerich, to illustrate the spiritual journey.

 

About Search of the New Compassionate Male with Clay Boykin. I am convinced that amidst all the turmoil in the world a New Compassionate Male is emerging, and this New Compassionate Male is emerging as the New Archetype. ~ I am on a journey to every corner of the planet. I am on a journey within; a journey of self discovery to learn what it means to be a compassionate male. ~ I do not have the answer, but I know there is a spark of compassion emerging within every man and within every woman. Regardless of sexual orientation, nationality or religious tradition I invite you to join me. Let’s travel together and find answers to questions like: Who is this man? What makes him compassionate? Is he born this way, or how is compassion learned? Is there a place or time where compassion is not relevant? How many ways does the compassionate male show up in the world Together, we can find him. Together, we can hold a mirror up for one another and find the compassion within ourselves. ~ The more adversity there is in the world, the hotter the ember of compassion burns within. It may be smoldering and unrecognizable at the moment, or burning brightly lighting and warming others. ~ Who is the New Compassionate Male? Join me in our search.

Creator – Clay Boykin – clayboykin.com
Producer – Dennis Tardan – DennisTardan.com

Follow me on Facebook: In Search of the New Compassionate Male
Twitter: @ccboykin
Write me at: clay@clayboykin.com

Free On Amazon: Circles of Men: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Creating Men’s Groups – Compassionate men gather differently. – “With this book, Clay Boykin has created a spiritual blueprint for men around the world. Not only does this book provide a detailed guide for starting and maintaining a men’s group, but it also contains rich insight into the struggles and challenges of being a spiritual male in today’s western culture.” – Review on Amazon

 

 

On the Search w/guest Orlando Johnson

On the Search w/guest Orlando Johnson

Orlando Johnson came to the realization that sometimes just a conversation can go a long way to helping someone heal. With this thought he decided to launch a podcast called – “The O-Johnson Podcast”. On his podcast he discusses masculinity, relationships, marriage, business and spirituality. It is his way of giving back to the generation before and after him, and a way for people in the world who may be looking for a connection to someone that’s just willing to listen.

Orlando is a husband to a beautiful queen and a father of two beautiful kids. For a living he is a software Implementation specialist. He travels all over the country to train doctors, clinicians and therapist on the use of medical EMR software. Orlando has been afforded the opportunity to meet and speak with some great men and women about life. Since he works close to the medical field he sees many sad things, mostly with people who struggle with emotionally stability.

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About Search of the New Compassionate Male with Clay Boykin. I am convinced that amidst all the turmoil in the world a New Compassionate Male is emerging, and this New Compassionate Male is emerging as the New Archetype. ~ I am on a journey to every corner of the planet. I am on a journey within; a journey of self discovery to learn what it means to be a compassionate male. ~ I do not have the answer, but I know there is a spark of compassion emerging within every man and within every woman. Regardless of sexual orientation, nationality or religious tradition I invite you to join me. Let’s travel together and find answers to questions like: Who is this man? What makes him compassionate? Is he born this way, or how is compassion learned? Is there a place or time where compassion is not relevant? How many ways does the compassionate male show up in the world Together, we can find him. Together, we can hold a mirror up for one another and find the compassion within ourselves. ~ The more adversity there is in the world, the hotter the ember of compassion burns within. It may be smoldering and unrecognizable at the moment, or burning brightly lighting and warming others. ~ Who is the New Compassionate Male? Join me in our search.

Creator – Clay Boykin – clayboykin.com
Producer – Dennis Tardan – DennisTardan.com

Follow me on Facebook: In Search of the New Compassionate Male
Twitter: @ccboykin Write me at: clay@clayboykin.com

Free On Amazon: Circles of Men: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Creating Men’s Groups – Compassionate men gather differently. – “With this book, Clay Boykin has created a spiritual blueprint for men around the world. Not only does this book provide a detailed guide for starting and maintaining a men’s group, but it also contains rich insight into the struggles and challenges of being a spiritual male in today’s western culture.” – Review on Amazon

On the Search w/guest Jeremy Solomons

On the Search w/guest Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons is an independent global leadership consultant and writer, who was born in the UK, who was naturalized in the USA and who is now based in Kigali, Rwanda.

In the areas of Gender, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, he is a passionate ally, advocate and activist for universal human rights, dignity, respect, inclusion and equity for all people of all genders.

On a personal level, Jeremy wants fair and just treatment for his beloved daughter, who has recently entered the world of work. On a professional level, he truly believes that an equitable workplace is the most creative and productive one for everyone. And as a highly educated, highly privileged and highly empowered man, he has the platform and access to work with other male leaders help bring about meaningful and sustainable systemic change.

Jeremy’s model for this is the high level of women’s education and empowerment that has actually happened here in his new home of Rwanda in the 26 years since the Genocide against the Tutsis. Women now represent two thirds of Rwanda’s parliament – the highest in the world. He coaches and mentors at the Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali and actively supports HERO, Rwanda’s independent new Health and Equal Rights Organisation.

In the past, Jeremy co-designed and –led many training workshops and dialogues on these topics, especially at Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands, UK and USA. He also co-facilitated special sessions on “Women and Power” for Leadership Texas; “Gender Dynamics” for Communities in Schools; “Cultural Competence” for young women leaders at GEN Austin; “Gays, God and the Workplace” for the American Cancer Society; and “LGBT and Allies” for the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) USA.

Jeremy was a co-founder and member of the Austin Men’s Group for seven years.

Here is a blog he wrote about these issues in 2018: http://jeremysolomons.com/the-global-contrarian-blog-10/

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About Search of the New Compassionate Male with Clay Boykin. I am convinced that amidst all the turmoil in the world a New Compassionate Male is emerging, and this New Compassionate Male is emerging as the New Archetype. ~ I am on a journey to every corner of the planet. I am on a journey within; a journey of self discovery to learn what it means to be a compassionate male. ~ I do not have the answer, but I know there is a spark of compassion emerging within every man and within every woman. Regardless of sexual orientation, nationality or religious tradition I invite you to join me. Let’s travel together and find answers to questions like: Who is this man? What makes him compassionate? Is he born this way, or how is compassion learned? Is there a place or time where compassion is not relevant? How many ways does the compassionate male show up in the world Together, we can find him. Together, we can hold a mirror up for one another and find the compassion within ourselves. ~ The more adversity there is in the world, the hotter the ember of compassion burns within. It may be smoldering and unrecognizable at the moment, or burning brightly lighting and warming others. ~ Who is the New Compassionate Male? Join me in our search.

Creator – Clay Boykin – clayboykin.com
Producer – Dennis Tardan – DennisTardan.com

Follow me on Facebook: In Search of the New Compassionate Male
Twitter: @ccboykin Write me at: clay@clayboykin.com

Free On Amazon: Circles of Men: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Creating Men’s Groups – Compassionate men gather differently. – “With this book, Clay Boykin has created a spiritual blueprint for men around the world. Not only does this book provide a detailed guide for starting and maintaining a men’s group, but it also contains rich insight into the struggles and challenges of being a spiritual male in today’s western culture.” – Review on Amazon

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