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 VISION

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

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

“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

FEATURED IN

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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