court09Pax Christi USA will once again be one of the co-sponsors for the the annual “Starvin for Justice” Fast and Vigil which will take place at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., June 29-July 2, 2013. This annual event is sponsored by the Abolitionist Action Committee and brings the message of death penalty abolition directly to the court and its visitors.

The four-day Fast & Vigil takes place on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, considered by many to be the heart of the legalized killing machines in this country. We hope you will consider joining the dozens of anti-death penalty activists who come regularly from across the U.S. and Canada – from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in-between – to join together for public education and outreach at the steps of the Supreme Court.

This is a great experience and training ground for people who want to practice, or become very adept, at talking about the death penalty. Tens of thousands of tourists, from all over the U.S. and throughout the world, pass by our vigil and table, so the opportunity for dialogue and discussion at a real grass-roots level is invaluable to the movement. In addition to the strong public witness, this is an excellent opportunity to meet other abolitionists and to “recharge your batteries” while engaging in public outreach and maintaining a physical presence at the Court…

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2 thoughts on “DEATH PENALTY: PCUSA endorses “Starvin for Justice” Fast and Vigil to end the death penalty

  1. What a marvelous event! I so wish that I could be with you but I live in Italy. We must fight and pray for the end to the death penalty in America. I send you my very best wishes for your initiative.

  2. Have registered and will spread word to folks in my Pax Christi group here. in Toledo. Will be taking Amtrak.

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