We believe the root of our racial and class problems (without denying the hatred in some) is our lack of healthy relationships. We simply do not know each other. So we do not realize how much we have the same hopes, dreams and aspirations for our lives and the lives of our children. We do not understand how much we have the same struggles and fears even though they may be on greatly different scales. We do not have space in our minds and hearts for the differing perspectives of our neighbors - perspectives that come out of vastly different experiences. And our kids do not play together so these problems will continue.

Through Ferguson Forward we are focusing our efforts first on gathering together in fellowship so that we can begin to see each other, increasingly more, as human beings, each made in the image of God. In this fellowship time we hope to laugh, learn, listen and come to know each other. We hope to grow closer together and model a still more excellent way for children and our children's children

Then, out of these new relationships and stronger community, we work together to address social and systemic issues as we seek to live into a future of justice and mercy. We will work with all people of peace that work toward unity, making no adversaries unnecessarily.

Ferguson Forward Community Blessing Cards

We are

Committed to a tomorrow characterized by peace, justice and mercy. We believe that the good people of Ferguson, North County, and St. Louis can become a light on a hill, a shining example of how to repair relationships, systems, and live together in healthy community.

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