The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has begun an ongoing forum in which metro Atlantans can share ideas — and potential solutions — for the rise in crime that our city and region are now enduring. We believe Atlanta — which has led the way for the world on issues like civil rights — can likewise find ways to reduce violence. This idea was influenced in part by Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ formation of a new anti-violence advisory group. We believe our Opinion pages also can play a role in this civic task. The articles will be collected here and will appear with the Atlanta Forward: Voices Against Violence logo.