CATHOLIC PEACE MOVEMENT

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A Regional Section of  Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi International


 

 

 

 

Florida Death Warrant! 

Gov. Scott has ordered the execution of Mark Asay for Thursday, August 24 at 6PM. This would be Florida’s first execution in 18 months.

Gov. Scott had already broken the record for most executions under a Florida governor (23). In tragic irony, Florida also holds a national record – last month, Ralph Wright, Jr. became the 27th exonerated Florida Death Row survivor – far more than any other state.  Please help the FADP campaign today to end executions, reduce death sentencing, and educate the public and policy-makers about the realities of Florida’s failed death penalty program.

Please  Take Action!

FADP is rolling out the new “DON’T KILL FOR ME – Stories of Life Over Death” Florida outreach, awareness, and action campaign. Exonerated Florida Death Row survivors, murder victims family members, and others who have directly experienced the devastating effects of the death penalty are telling their stories to the Florida public, policy makers, and the media. We will be updating the FADP web pages with more on this and execution vigils/protests as Mark Asay’s execution date approaches.

Shine the Light!

Join Florida Bishops in Pledge

to End Death Penalty

The Florida bishops invite all Catholic faithful to join them in their promise to educate, advocate and pray for an end to the use of the death penalty. Administered by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, the National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty was initiated at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offices in Washington, D.C., and Florida’s bishops were among the first signatories.

The Church stands in support of people who have been victims of crime and acknowledges the pain and loss they suffer. At the same time, the Church proclaims the human dignity of all people, even those who have done grave harm. As people of faith, we are called to make known the mercy of God in a modern society where the death penalty is not needed to maintain public safety.

“By this pledge campaign it is hoped that American Catholics will join together with people of goodwill to work to end the death penalty in the United States,” explains Bishop Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

Click here to learn more and to make your pledge of education, advocacy, and prayer for the end of the death penalty.

 

 

Ballot Initiatives and Court Appeals Are Challenging the South’s Felony Disenfranchisement Laws

Olivia Paschal, Facing South: A ballot initiative campaign in Florida and a lawsuit against Louisiana seek to restore voting rights to people convicted of felonies after they’re released from prison. The efforts are parts of a broader movement to overturn felony disenfranchisement laws rooted in white supremacist politics.

Read the Article

 

she-moves-me

she moves me

blogging for mother earth

by 

Pax Christi Florida Member, Jim Rucquoi

i want to sit on this rock with you awhile, friend, think out loud a bit. first up, these new readings i’ve bumped into that continue to shake me awake. ever since starting out on my bike three years ago for mother earth, mother’s been whispering in my ear something fierce. after climate ride california last year i can think of little else. scattered news of old that held me in its addictive clutches fails to move me anymore. you move me, mother, front & center at last.

Please click here to read Jim’s blog.

 


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