About the Event

Join the #NoDeathPenaltyOH campaign's faith table on Tuesday, Nov. 30 for a virtual event in honor of the annual commemoration of Cities for Life. 

Tuesday, Nov. 30 | 12 p.m. ET
Held via Zoom

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As Ohio continues its effort to end its death penalty through the bipartisan support of abolition bills SB 103 and HB 183, Ohioans of faith will join in solidarity with cities across the world this Nov. 30 in calling for a path of nonviolence.

This virtual event will feature Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. and Dina Windle who will touch on what forgiveness means to them and what a path towards healing can look like. 

Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. is the executive director of the Ohio Council of Churches and is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Rev. Sullivan’s sister was murdered in 1997, yet his family rejects the use of the death penalty for the person responsible. He was awarded the 2020 Social Justice Award by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine in recognition of his work to end the death penalty.

Dina Windle is the Assistant Chief Investigator with the Office of Public Defender, New Jersey. She is the Vice Chair of the organization Journey of Hope.

About Cities for Life

“Cities for Life” is a campaign led by the Community of Sant’Egidio that supports the global abolition of capital punishment and promotes a culture of life. 

Each year on November 30, an estimated 2,000 cities in more than 80 countries celebrate the International Day of Cities for Life, commemorating the first abolition of capital punishment, which took place in 1786 in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

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