We Need Not Be a Hero: Lessons from Artisans of Peace

A group of people put their hands together.

Reflecting on a recent Artisans of Peace gathering, Jason Ferenczi questions the hero narrative and discovers strength in interdependence.

Why We Need Nonrivalrous Space Now More Than Ever

Watercolor painting of the planet earth on a dark blue background.

At a time when there are such urgent needs, why does unRival focus our energy on creating nonrivalrous space for leaders? In an increasingly violent world, Jason Ferenczi explores how to support grassroots peacebuilders in the ways they need the most.

Choosing to Speak Up

Jason Ferenczi recounts an experience where showing up imperfectly, yet authentically, nurtured a safe, nonrivalrous space for growth.

The Surprise of Showing Up: A Reflection on the First Artisans of Peace In-Person Gathering

In May of 2023, we hosted the first in-person gathering of the Artisans of Peace cohort in North Carolina. Jason Ferenczi, unRival’s Program Director, reflects on the shared experiences and discoveries we made as we worked and collaborated with these leaders in peacebuilding face-to-face.

On The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Painting of Iván el Terrible

Our Chief Operating Officer, Jason Ferenczi, has spent extensive time in both Ukraine and Russia. Here, he speaks for himself and the unRival Network Team as he reflects on the current state of war.

Pessimism & Hope

UnRival exists to build meaningful connections among those doing this lonely but essential work of creative peacebuilding. We are moving slowly, listening carefully to unheralded peacebuilders around the globe. Like them, we are hopeful.