About Gender Equity and Reconciliation International
The Gender Equity and Reconciliation International program fosters new dimensions of transformational healing and reconciliation between women and men. No society on earth is free of gender imbalance between the masculine and feminine. Both women and men are afflicted by gender injustice, and each needs the other for a true and complete healing.
Developed over the past 20 years by Satyana Institute and its precursors, more than 75 intensive training workshops have been conducted on five continentsâ€”bringing women and men together to jointly confront gender injustice. These gatherings have been held in the United States, Canada, South Africa, India, Kenya, Croatia, and Australia. Results from these gatherings are inspiring and are documented in the book:
Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men
(Hohm Press, 2007).
Find out more about our work
Below is a Two Part Discussion about gender issues and gender injustice from an inter-faith spiritual perspective with William Keepin and Cynthia Brix founders of Satyana Institute and Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International: Part One – Introduction
Cynthia Brix and Will Keepin, authors and practitioners of interfaith spirituality lead a discussion on gender issues and gender injustice in society. They talk about their separate journeys that lead them to their present work with and creation of Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.
Gender Equity and Reconciliation International: Part Two – Panel Discussion
The panel answers questions from the audience sharing ideas and insights about gender issues and gender injustice they have encountered in their practice and work with Gender Equity and Reconciliation International.
William Keepin, Ph.D.
William Keepin is co-founder and Co-Director of Satyana Institute. Will founded the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International project (also called Power of Reconciliation), which has organized more than 75 intensive gatherings in seven countries for healing and reconciliation between women and men. A mathematical physicist with thirty scientific publications on sustainable energy and global warming, he presented testimony to European and Australian parliaments and the US House of Representatives, and became a whistleblower in nuclear science policy (recounted in The Cultural Creatives by Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson, Harmony Books, 2000). Will began practicing silent meditation in 1982, trained extensively in spiritual traditions East and West, holds an M.A. degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and has facilitated Holotropic Breathwork for 20 years (Grof Transpersonal Training). He leads retreats on interfaith mysticism and interspiritual practice, is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation, and adjunct faculty at Holy Names University. Will is author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation Between Women and Men (Hohm Press, 2007), co-author of Women Healing Women (Hohm Press, 2009), and his new book is Song of the Earth: The Emerging Synthesis of Spiritual and Scientific Worldviews (Permanent Publications, London, UK, 2012).
Rev. Cynthia Brix
Rev. Cynthia Brix is an interfaith minister and Co-Director of Satyana Institute. Cynthia is co-director of the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International project, and co-founder of the Womenâ€™s Spiritual Mastery project. She was formerly a campus minister at the University of Colorado for United Ministries of Higher Education, and she led meditation workshops at regional and national Unitarian Universalist conferences. Cynthia co-chaired the Race Relations Committee for the City of Muncie, Indiana, and later initiated an interfaith project to address racial tensions at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A long-time student of Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation, Cynthia leads retreats on interfaith spirituality, and she is adjunct faculty at Holy Names University. She earned her master’s of divinity from Iliff School of Theology (2006) and her master’s degree in wellness management and applied gerontology from Ball State University (1999). Cynthia is contributing author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men (Hohm Press, 2007), and co-author of Women Healing Women (Hohm Press, 2009). Cynthia organized an international conference in Turin, Italy that brought women spiritual masters together from Buddhist, Christian, and Hindu traditions, and produced a DVD video from this conference in 2009 entitled Cultivating Women’s Spiritual Mastery.