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Pessimism & Hope

Pessimism & Hope

Humans are always looking for a model —sometimes consciously, usually unconsciously. In conflict situations, it is easy to fall into narratives of violent heroism and the alluring simplicity of good versus bad. I recently spoke with a scholar and activist in the...

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Pessimism & Hope

Pessimism & Hope

Humans are always looking for a model —sometimes consciously, usually unconsciously. In conflict situations, it is easy to fall into narratives of violent heroism and the alluring simplicity of good versus bad. I recently spoke with a scholar and activist in the...

Flatten the Curve of Violent Conflict

Flatten the Curve of Violent Conflict

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajLku2pkF8&feature=emb_title Over the last several years, many of those working towards a nonviolent future have begun to think of War as a Disease Epidemic. So when the novel Coronavirus outbreak began to reach across the...

Nonpartisanship in an Age of Division

Nonpartisanship in an Age of Division

NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE, DEFENSE, AND CIVILIAN PROTECTION People usually associate nonviolent action with civil resistance. Indeed, Swarthmore College’s Global Nonviolent Action Database has chronicled over a thousand of examples of nonviolent civil...

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A Mimetic Invitation

René Girard’s world-changing discovery was deceptively simple: we desire according to the desire of another. This makes friendship, love, and empathy possible…but also results in conflict and violence.

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Am I Scapegoating?

Our 4-step guide to understanding scapegoating in real life, with practical solutions to undo the cycle of rivalry in your relationships.

Mimetic Insights Series

The Raven Foundation’s Mimetic Insights Series with Dr. Chris Haw provides insights into and explanations of mimetic theory and the writings of René Girard.

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