unRival Spaces: Resisting Rivalry Burnout with Gena St. David

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This transcript from a recent unRival Spaces event focuses on slowing down. Artisan of Peace alumnus Dr. Gena St. David and unRival Research Director Lyle Enright invited our audience into their ongoing conversation about the art and science of nurturing peace in ourselves and our communities.

Resisting Rivalry Burnout: Three Insights from Dr. Gena St. David

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Turn confrontation into constructive dialogue with three key takeaways from Lyle Enright and Dr. Gena St. David’s recent unRival Spaces discussion.

Activism, Storytelling, and Burnout: A Conversation with Gareth Higgins

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In this interview, Lyle Enright and Gareth Higgins discuss impactful storytelling, the myth of redemptive violence, burnout in peacebuilding, and how the intensity of our convictions can be as much a curse as a blessing in our activism.

Navigating Rivalry Online: Unlearning the Ways of the Keyboard Warrior

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Do you find yourself exhausted by conflict on social media? This guide provides an nonrivalrous alternative to “keyboard warrior” conflict, offering three practices to resist rivalry online.

UnRival Your Perspective: Navigating News, Partisanship, & Your Peace of Mind

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Navigating news, partisanship, and politics can be confusing, frustrating, and polarizing–but it doesn’t always have to be. In this guide, learn how to slow down, break through the noise, and unrival your approach to consuming media with four simple practices.

Shimmers of Light in the Dark: An Interview with Andy Peterson

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In this interview, unRival’s Research Director Lyle Enright talks with Andy Peterson about the often unjust landscape facing filmmakers who want to tell stories about peace and justice. Andy passionately creates and advocates for new ways of sustaining documentary filmmakers, so they can continue drawing hearts and minds towards a deeper vision of belonging.

Play, Peacebuilding, and “The Quiet Year”

"The Quiet Year," a storytelling game designed by Avery Adler.

Through playing the storytelling game “The Quiet Year” with peacebuilders at the Artisans of Peace retreat, Lyle Enright discovered the importance of creativity, strategy, and play in peacebuilding.

Disarmed by Insight: COV&R 2023 and the Lasting Influence of Mimetic Theory on Peacebuilding

Lyle Enright reflects on his experience at the 2023 COV&R Conference in Paris, commemorating René Girard’s 100th anniversary of birth. When theory meets action, we can see meaningful change in the world.

Four Names for Peace

The world is full of beautiful visions of the peace humanity strives for. Here are just a few visions of peace from the creative peacebuilders we know.

The Harsh, Yet Inspiring Truth of Creative Peacebuilding

UnRival spent the past year interviewing people working to transform conflicts around the world. This is what we learned.