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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 national and international level, but peace must be built from the ground up.

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Creative Peacebuilders

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.

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Reflections

UnRival Network: What’s In A Name?

Why are we called “unRival”? Get to know the meaning behind our name, why we talk so much about rivalry, and why it can be something positively harnessed rather than avoided.

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Reflections

Where Has the Humanitarian World Left South Sudan?

Guest writer Tiffany Easthom addresses an issue close to our hearts: unrivaling nonprofit and philanthropic models to better serve peacebuilders.

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Hope

Discovering unRivalrous Academic Space: The 2022 COV&R Conference in Bogotá

Focusing on personal relationships and experiences can make academic gatherings exciting, inspiring, and nonrivalrous.

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Reflections

This is Your “Mind” On Rivalry

Suzanne Ross takes a villain’s vantage, using one of her grandchildren’s favorite animated films to reflect on the US’s political deadlock.

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Andrew DeCort
Creative Peacebuilders

Burnout: The Holes in My Teeth and Soul

Andrew DeCort dives into the struggle with burnout and discusses embracing one’s own liabilities and limits.

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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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Sisters resting there heads together in a park
Reflections

Crafting unRivalrous Space

Crafting unRivalrous Space Lyle Enright Why does our networking so often look more like throwing parties and making space for the unknown? When I try …

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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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