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Creative Peacebuilders

Vera Grabe: From Guerrilla to Peacebuilder

How a former Colombian freedom fighter laid aside her arms and embraced peace as a path to our deepest desires.

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Creative Peacebuilders

Welcomed as Foreigners: Language, Listening, and Overcoming Our Fear of Failure

In Bogotá, Colombia, we learned what it meant to be welcomed as the other, as we watched Latin American artisans of peace build their own unrivalrous space.

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Creative Peacebuilders

Training for Belonging

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Justin and Nathan Beene are transforming conflicts into opportunities for success that give rich and poor alike a common place to belong.

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Sacred Heart
Hope

A Risk of Forgiveness

In Uvalde, TX, Fatima Abraham’s grace towards the gunman’s mother inspires us to reflect on our own impulse to blame.

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Creative Peacebuilders

Why do we call them “Artisans of Peace”?

“Creative peacebuilders” sometimes sounds like a contradiction. If we imagine peacebuilders doing dangerous and grueling work, we imagine artists differently: a painter, safe in a studio, studying a canvas and waiting for inspiration. So why call those committed to justice and peace “artisans?”

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On The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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.

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Creative Peacebuilders

The Struggle of Beauty

It is Joel Aguilar’s fervent hope that a nonviolent “human catechism” might transform the streets of Guatemala City–because, as he says, “beauty deserves to live here”.

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