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The poster of the documentary "Join or Die"
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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Artisans of Peace program

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

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

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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A collaborative art project created by Suzanne Ross and Iván Camilo Vargas at the Artisans of Peace gathering in Montreat, NC. The poem reads: Fear and beauty erupt as one. Ash merges with the land, Becomes better fruit. People move with the mountain. El miedo y la belleza estallan juntos. La ceniza se funde con la tiera, Se convierte en un mejor fruito. La gente se mueve con la montaña.
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Moving with the Mountain

Suzanne Ross delves into the profound connection between people and their natural surroundings. Through a transformative experience with the Artisans of Peace, she collaborates on ...
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creativity

The 2023 JustPeace Film Lab

In early 2023, unRival Network partnered with Justice Film Festival to host the first-ever JustPeace FilmLab in New York City, a nonrivalrous learning space to ...
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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 program

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 ...
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Deconstructing Rivalry

A Letter from unRival Co-Founder Suzanne Ross

Suzanne Ross learned wars are fought for many reasons that mean little to the people caught in the crossfire. Peace accords may happen at the ...
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Gathering Community

Nurturing Hope in Nonviolent Peacebuilding

Hope is a powerful force. When faced with violence and conflict, we struggle to sustain hope. But despite the challenges, there are many reasons to ...
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