“The answer is love and compassion for all humanity.”
The Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing
October 11 to October 20, 2019.
The Journey of Hope... From Violence to Healing is led by murder victims' family members who share their experiences to convey that the death penalty has nothing to do with the healing that these families need and deserve. The Ohio Journey is taking place at exactly the time when policy makers and the public are having serious discussions about this difficult issue in Ohio. Journey speakers can help your community shape that conversation.
Journey "storytellers" come from all walks of life and represent the full spectrum and diversity of faith, color and economic situation. We recount our tragedies and struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty in schools, colleges, churches and other venues, changing hearts and minds. Request a Journey speaking team for your community by completing this form.
Ohio Journey of Hope Schedule
Oct. 11, 7pm: An Evening with Sister Helen Prejean in partnership with Gramercy Books.
Oct 12, 9am to 4pm: Cast No Stones: Standing With Victims to End Executions in Ohio - a day-long conference featuring Sr. Helen Prejean, Shane Claiborne, Rev. Sharon Risher, Dr. Chris Brown, Bill Pelke, Kwame Ajamu, and others.
Oct 12, 7pm to 10pm: The Ohio Journey of Hope Leadership Awards Gala honoring Attorney Adele Shank, Prof. Marge Koosed, Kevin Werner, Chris Keith, Bill Pelke, Witness to Innocence, and others.
Oct 13, AM: Journey speakers in communities of faith throughout Central Ohio (Invite a speaker here.)
Oct 13, 4-6pm: Traveling Mercies: A Journey of Hope Send Off featuring Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. Hosted by Bishop Donald J. Washington at Mt. Herman Missionary Baptist Church.
Oct 14 - 20: Journey of Hope speakers and volunteers in our communities across the state of Ohio. Bring a Journey speaking team to your community by completing this form.
ENDORSERS, CO-SPONSORS AND CO-CONVENERS
Abolitionist Action Committee
Catholic Conference of Ohio
Catholic Mobilizing Network
Death Penalty Action
Equal Justice USA
Faith in Public Life – Ohio
Intercommunity Justice & Peace Center
Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Ohio Council of Churches
Ohio Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Ohioans to Stop Executions
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio
Witness to Innocence
To add your organizations' name as an endorsing and supporting organization, and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.