This October, join people of faith across Ohio who are standing in solidarity against capital punishment and voicing support for two death penalty abolition bills currently pending in the state's legislature.

About Abolition Week (October 8-17, 2021)

Recognizing the injustices in the criminal legal system, Ohioans from a host of faith traditions are unwilling to participate in the cruel and inhumane practice of sentencing fellow neighbors to death.

Death Penalty Abolition Week is an opportunity for Ohio faith communities to join together October 8-17, 2021 to speak out in opposition to the state's death penalty.

Visit the Abolition Week website to register and find ways your community can participate!

 Register for Death Penalty Abolition Week  

Resources for Abolition Week

CMN's Respect Life Month Toolkit

Death Penalty Abolition Week falls during the U.S. Catholic Church's annual October observance of Respect Life Month. This is a time for Catholics to contemplate the sanctity of life and to oppose broken systems that violate human dignity.

As you and your parish community discern ways to engage in Abolition Week, you are invited to use CMN's annual Respect Life Month Toolkit for inspiration around ways to educate, advocate, and pray for an end to the death penalty. The toolkit features prayers, videos, handouts, social media resources, parish bulletin samples, and more.

 Visit the Respect Life Month Toolkit  

Abolition Week Action Toolkit

Explore the Abolition Week Action Toolkit compiled by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center for Ohio-specific death penalty resources, upcoming events, social media and email resources, bulletin samples and more.

 Visit the Abolition Week Action Toolkit  

Take Action NOW Against Ohio's Death Penalty

Catholic Mobilizing Network is encouraging Catholic Ohioans to ask their state legislators to support two bipartisan death penalty abolition bills in the state House and Senate. Contact your state senator and representative TODAY to urge them to support SB 103 and HB 183.

 Speak Out Against Ohio's Death Penalty