Moving Together: Seven Reasons that Group Work Works

Billy Price shares seven ways cohorts can transform and empower us. Peacebuilders and artists often face isolation, frustration, and burnout. The solution? Don’t go it alone.

Chasing Totality, Finding Wonder in the Moment

Composite image of the eclipse phases. Photo credit: Abed Ismail

Suzanne Ross recounts experiencing the solar eclipse in Austin, Texas, and reflects on the power of staying present in the moment.

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

A group of people put their hands together.

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

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

A white candle burns against a green linen background.

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 possible when we hold on to hope together.

Why We Need Nonrivalrous Space Now More Than Ever

Watercolor painting of the planet earth on a dark blue background.

At a time when there are such urgent needs, why does unRival focus our energy on creating nonrivalrous space for leaders? In an increasingly violent world, Jason Ferenczi explores how to support grassroots peacebuilders in the ways they need the most.

Moving with the Mountain

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.

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 a unique piece of art and poetry, learning to appreciate the symbiotic relationship between a community and its volcano, and challenging her initial perceptions.

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.

Choosing to Speak Up

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