#MATRIFUTURE

Declaration

#MATRIFUTURE

The International Movement for a Balanced, Re-mothered Future!

For millennia, indigenous matriarchal societies of peace all over the world have been showing us how an egalitarian, caring society is entirely possible, with practical ways of being that work for everyone; not a utopia!

By placing the principle of mothering at their heart and trusting in the mother-given world, a matricentric social order is re-created, day by day.

From all over the world, as sisters and brothers, mothers and fathers, scholars and feminists, carers and human beings – we need to learn from these societies how to re-mother or re-matriate our own social order as we strive for:

A Peaceful World in Balance

Let’s create a #MATRIFUTURE together!

The capitalist patriarchy embraces the belief that the world must, at any level, be transformed, controlled, supplemented and even replaced by an artificial, human-made counter-world.

We now face a number of life-threatening crises that are dragging human beings down into a state of separation and loneliness, as well as progressively more impoverished communities. The fundamental crisis of the natural sphere we're witnessing today threatens life itself and even the one and only planet we can live on, our beloved Mother Earth.

Given these multiple global crises, new and creative approaches are essential for the survival of humanity and our entire planet.

Together we can move from a PATRIcentric, control-based and divisive social order to a MATRIcentric, flow-based and integrating society.

We can transform our society

from a Patri-crisis towards Matri-ecology and a Gifting Society

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In a #MATRIFUTURE, bigger is not necessarily better.

Priority is given to the smaller units of society, responsible for engendering a more person-to-person and transparent approach. This means developing structures that foster various types of alliances among neighbouring communities and networks of women and men that meet the needs of mothers and children.

In a #MATRIFUTURE, gift-giving and the life-creating flow of a gift represent the core economic principles in regional networks and the dignity of every generation is honoured.

We overcome artificial divisions between women and men, between the old and young, between sexual preferences, different abilities and between the body, mind, and soul by building up networks founded on the ongoing sharing of resources based on need.

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The #MATRIFUTURE we create is aware of the mutual bond between humans and nature.

The world itself is seen as a living organism and the sacredness of Mother Earth and of all her children is respected.

It's up to all of us to make this a reality!

AN INCLUSIVE - CARING - EGALITARIAN - MATRIARCHAL SOCIETY

LET'S BRING ABOUT THE #MATRIFUTURE NOW!

Everybody who shares our vision

is invited to sign this declaration and pass it on via their networks.

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Visions for #MATRIFUTURE

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Authors (in alphabetical order):

Max Dashu. Founder of the suppressed histories archives to carry out research into women in the global cultural record. She teaches with images on matriculture, ceremony, medicine women, witches, female rebels and all kinds of indominable women. www.suppressedhistories.net, www.maxdashu.net

Dr. Andrea Fleckinger, Ph.D. Founder of MatriForum, sociologist, social worker and feminist. In her research, she focuses on gender equality, gender-based violence, social work, mothering and the possibilities for social transformation. www.matriforum.com

Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth, Ph.D. Founder of Modern Matriarchal Studies. Her magnum opus is Matriarchal Societies. Studies on Indigenous Cultures Across the Globe, (Lang 2013, New York). In 1986 she founded the “International ACADEMY HAGIA for Matriarchal Studies” and has been its director ever since. www.goettner-abendroth.de, www.hagia.de.

Dr. Kaarina Kailo, Ph.D. Expert on ecofeminism, gifting, indigeneity, Bear and Mother worship, Finno-Ugric mythology, sauna, and sweat lodge healing. She has held Women’s Studies positions in Finland and Canada. She's a self-made artist and municipal councilor. www.kaarinakailo.info

Miki Kashtan, Ph.D. Practical visionary, and a founding member of the Nonviolent Global Liberation community which functions fully within maternal gifting principles. She blogs on Fearless Heart.

Dipl. Ing. Anna Pixner. Founder of MatriForum. She has a degree in Engineering and is a passionate pedagogue and trainer. She empowers women and girls on their way to finding both themselves and their roots. www.matriforum.com

Dipl. Phil. Simone Plaza. Founder of MatriForum. She has a degree in Philology and is a simultaneous translator. As a professional mediator between languages and cultures, she realizes the fundamental value of communication to find alternative solutions to crucial social problems. www.matriforum.com

Dr. Erella Shadmi, Ph.D. Israeli social-feminist and sociologist activist in a variety of fields: activities for peace and social change, the study of Israeli society and police, women and feminism and research and post-patriarchal activism, giving and matriarchal societies. www.erellashadmi.com

Dr. MMag. Simone Wörer, Ph.D. is an independent feminist researcher. She's a member of the Planetary Movement for Mother Earth and the Forschungsinstitut für Patriarchatskritik und alternative Zivilisationen (FIPAZ). Her research interests include: Theories of the Gift, the Critical Theory of Patriarchy, Ecofeminism. www.fipaz.at, www.pbme-online.org

Where we started:

On 11 and 12 September 2021 we met at the conference Faster, Bigger, Richer – Why Growth at Any Price Needs an Alternative and at the Political Day to Celebrate the 80th Birthday of Heide Goettner-Abendroth, organized in Berlin by MatriForum and the Internationale Akademie Hagia. This international event brought together researchers from four continents and diverse disciplines under a common vision: to strive for a different, egalitarian social order inspired by the matriarchal paradigm.

As a result of the incentives and strength experienced, we decided to give our vision a more tangible shape, based on the initiative by Kaarina Kailo which was immediately supported by Simone Wörer, Heide Goettner-Abendroth, Andrea Fleckinger and Anna Pixner. This initial spark was joyfully taken up by Erella Shadmi and Simone Plaza and had the power to win over international researchers such as Max Dashu and Miki Kashtan, who could not be at the conference themselves.

How to bring it about:

The declaration results from the conference and represents a starting point.

It summarizes our diverse ideas of a matriarchal, matricentred future in a short, concise text with the aim of inspiring you and your loved ones to join our vision and play an active part in creating the #MATRIFUTURE.

All those who support a #MATRIFUTURE

Dr Alessandra Piccoli
Altopaino della Vigolana , Italia

Dr. Andrea Fleckinger
Pfitsch - Südtirol , Italy

Angela Di Ianni
Trento, Altopiano della vigolana

Annemiek Made
Rijsbergen, Nederland

Annette Aerts
Amsterdam, Nederland

Dr. April Heaslip
Santa Barbara, United States

Christiana Aro-Harle
Ruotsinpyhtää, Finland

ms Dido Dunlop
lower hutt, new zealand

Dr. Erella Shadmi
Haifa, ישראל

Floriana Rubino
Berlin, Germany

Giusi DI CRESCENZO
Francavilla a are , Italia

Culture producer and culture researcher Helena Karhu
Joensuu, Finland

Henny van Malkenhorst
Honselersdijk, Netherlands

Sig.ra Irene Antonioli
Stienta, Italia

Judy Ashby
Maine, Usa

mrs Leena Rapola
Helsinki, Suomi

Letecia Layson
Austin, United States

Dr Louise Pare
Adhland, USA

Dr. Mary Condren
Tallaght, Ireland

Dr. Stephen Beall
Milwaukee, USA

Anna Pixner
Rohr im Kremstal, Österreich

Christina Schlatter
St.Gallen, Schweiz

Claudia Gutzeit
Rodgau, Deutschland

Daniela Gruber
Meran, Italien

Dr. Gabriele Tscherenkov
Halle, Deutschland

Harald Pixner
Rohr im Kremstal, Österreich

Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Winzer, Deutschland

Iris Baumann
Wiesbaden, Deutschland

Margit Kalchmair
Ungenach, Österreich

Martina Engel-Fürstberger
Potsdam, Deutschland

Frau Regina Jassens-Schlatter
Hannover , Deutschland

Regina Hundchock
Recklinghausen , D-NRW

Sabine Fartash
Königsbrunn, Deutschland

Simone Plaza Finis
Berlin, Deutschland

Frau Veronika Trenkwalder
Vipiteno, Italien

Wolfgang Kalchmair
Ungenach, Österreich