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Blog FOR Peace


From our community to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

There is much brokenness in our world and much more justice to work for. Nonetheless, we are thankful for our beloved community of FOR members, supporters and chapters.

In the video below, FOR Executive Director Kristin Stoneking shares a message of hope and peace for the coming year.


Lucas Johnson

The question of whether or not Officer Wilson’s response to Michael Brown was legal is not really the point. In the brutality of American history, the answer to such legal questions has almost always been the same answer that this Grand Jury provided.

As news outlets all over the country comb over the evidence supporting that singular decision they will be grossly missing the point. They appear to be incapable of reporting with any clarity...

Kristin Stoneking

Last night, about two hours after the announcement of the Missouri grand jury’s determination that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted, I received a text from our staff on the ground in Ferguson.

They believed police were shooting live rounds into groups of protestors and using tear gas. Nonviolent protestors who could were taking shelter in safe houses and sanctuaries. Others endured violence as they attempted to hold the...


St. Louis, MODon’t Shoot, a coalition of approximately 50 local organizations formed in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown, renewed its call for police accountability and oversight following the Grand Jury’s decision not to hold Officer Wilson criminally responsible for killing Brown.

“We will redouble our efforts to secure...

Kristin Stoneking

The moment we’ve been preparing for is upon us. A Missouri grand jury, empaneled to determine whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson with a crime for shooting and killing unarmed teenager Michael Brown, is about to announce its decision.

After pressure from the Don’t Shoot Coalition in St. Louis — of which FOR is a member —...