Christopher Buckley of LaFayette, Georgia, is an Afghanistan war veteran. He is a former White supremacist. Now he spreads awareness and educates the public about the dangers of extremism through his work with Parents For Peace.

Christopher Buckley of LaFayette, Georgia, is an Afghanistan war veteran. He is a former White supremacist. Now he spreads awareness and educates the public about the dangers of extremism through his work with Parents For Peace.

Christopher Buckley of LaFayette, Georgia, is an Afghanistan war veteran. He is a former White supremacist. Now he spreads awareness and educates the public about the dangers of extremism through his work with Parents For Peace.

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Do you know what your kid is doing online right now?

The KKK & ISIS are doubling down on targeting teenagers during COVID by using conspiracy theories about the virus to radicalize them online.

The KKK & ISIS are doubling down on targeting teenagers during COVID by using conspiracy theories about the virus to radicalize them online.

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Teens are spending more time online than ever during COVID

ISIS & the KKK are too because they’re targeting those teens. P4P knows this because we get the reports & back in the day we were recruiters ourselves.

ISIS & the KKK are too because they’re targeting those teens. P4P knows this because we get the reports & back in the day we were recruiters ourselves.

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Neo-Nazis declared COVID an opportunity

ISIS declared the virus a soldier of God. They’re targeting America’s teenagers online with COVID conspiracy theories to radicalize them.

ISIS declared the virus a soldier of God. They’re targeting America’s teenagers online with COVID conspiracy theories to radicalize them.

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Take it from this former KKK Imperial Night hawk:

...if your child is becoming enraged by COVID, one of his former colleagues could be trying to recruit them online.

...if your child is becoming enraged by COVID, one of his former colleagues could be trying to recruit them online.

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COVID has made the world a scary place for a lot of reasons

One of them is that he KKK & ISIS are using it to recruit teenagers. Watch this video from African American musician & KKK de-radicalizer.

One of them is that he KKK & ISIS are using it to recruit teenagers. Watch this video from African American musician & KKK de-radicalizer.

Listen to Parents For Peace’s recent feature on NPR’s All Things Considered about how we work every day toward this important mission.

Listen to Parents For Peace’s recent feature on NPR’s All Things Considered about how we work every day toward this important mission.

COMMUNITIES AGAINST EXTREMISM​

Hear Melvin Bledsoe and Monica Holley speak about founding the nonprofit Parents For Peace, after Melvin’s son Carlos was radicalized and committed a deadly act of terrorism on US soil. His goal: no other family should experience the trauma he continues to wrestle with and he is dedicated to ensuring communities are equipped with knowledge and practical tools to respond to concerns about all forms of extremism.

Hear Melvin Bledsoe and Monica Holley speak about founding the nonprofit Parents For Peace, after Melvin’s son Carlos was radicalized and committed a deadly act of terrorism on U.S. soil. His goal: no other family should experience the trauma he continues to wrestle with. He's dedicated to ensuring communities are equipped with knowledge and practical tools to respond to concerns about all forms of extremism.

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OUR MISSION

Parents For Peace supports families, friends, and communities concerned
about their loved ones becoming involved with extremism.

If we stop even just one extremist from committing violence,
we have fulfilled our mission and helped maintain peace.

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"It's hard to imagine the boy I know, seeing any kind of violence like that.”

Hear Julie Boada's talk about her son Troy who died fighting for Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Julie has joined together with other families who lost loved one's to extremism to become part of the solution.

Hear Julie Boada's talk about her son Troy who died fighting for Al-Shabaab in Somalia. Julie has joined together with other families who have lost loved ones to extremism to become part of the solution.

GET HELP

Is someone you care about involved in extremism?
Call our hotline and ask for help

Is someone you care about involved in extremism?
Call our helpline and ask for help:

1-844-49-PEACE

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Is someone you care about involved in extremism?
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“Recruiting for us was all based on fear."

Hear former white supremacist Arno Michaelis talk about his experience going from a founding member of one of the largest racist skinhead organizations to leaving hate behind and becoming a peace activist.

Hear former white supremacist Arno Michaelis talk about his experience going from a founding member of one of the largest racist skinhead organizations to leaving hate behind and becoming a peace activist.

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OUR PARTNERS

"ISIS doesn't represent the Muslim community. They are people that are damaging my culture and my Islam."
Deqa Hussen
Parent

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Several Parents For Peace members gather together to end extremism

Meet our community network

Parents For Peace’s mission is to support families, friends, and communities concerned about someone becoming involved with extremism. We do this by operating a helpline to provide guidance and early intervention, raising public awareness, and advocating for increased oversight in the social media space.

Is someone you care about involved in extremism?

Call our hotline and ask for help

844-49-PEACE

RESOURCES AND SERVICES FOR:

We support families to help reduce the stigma for those affected by extremism and enable them to speak out.

We help former extremists through their journey away from extremism through resources and support.

We provide guidance and support for survivors of trauma and violence, and help them find their voice in order to speak out.

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