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Deconstructing Rivalry

The 2024 unRival Award Winner: “Join or Die”

We are pleased to announce the recipient of the first-ever unRival Award, "Join or Die"!​ The unRival Award is given annually at the Justice Film ...
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arguments

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

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

Hold onto Hope: A Message from unRival Network Co-Founder, Suzanne Ross

Reflecting on unRival Network’s impact in 2023 and looking forward to the future, Suzanne Ross extends an invitation: in the midst of darkness, peace is ...
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conflict

Navigating Rivalry Online: Unlearning the Ways of the Keyboard Warrior

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 ...
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Deconstructing Rivalry

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

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, ...
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conflict

Peace is Possible: Overcoming Roadblocks to Positive Peace

Our free downloadable resource, “Peace is Possible,” summarizes years of research into the state of peacebuilding. It makes the case that community leaders have an ...
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Colloquium on Violence and Religion

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 ...
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Artisans of Peace program

Choosing to Speak Up

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

Short Film: Artisans of Peace

The Artisans of Peace short film shows how simple acts of loving-kindness and creativity can bind a community to one another with dignity and beauty.
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Deconstructing Rivalry

Short Film: The unRival Invitation

The unRival Invitation short film undertakes a journey from the battle-ready beliefs common within us to the healing relief of true belonging in a community ...
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