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Friday, April 18, 2014

Welcome to the Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope...from Violence to Healing is an organization that is led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.

Journey "storytellers" come from all walks of life and represent the full spectrum and diversity of faith, color and economic situation.  They are real people who know first-hand the aftermath of the insanity and horror of murder.  They recount their tragedies and their struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty in schools, colleges, churches and other venues.

The Journey spotlights murder victim's family members who choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity.  Forgiveness is seen as a strength and as a way of healing.  The greatest resources of the Journey are the people who are a part of it.

We are going back to Africa!

After an incredible trip to Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya in 2011 we are going back!  We will visit schools, churches, and prisons - it is sure to be an amazing experience and opportunity to share the message of the Journey of Hope!

2013 World Day Against the Death Penalty Conference a Success!

Thanks to everyone who helped make our World Day Against the Death Penalty Conference a success!  The conference was held October 11-13, 2013 outside of Indianapolis, IN. The Conference explored current trends in the abolition movement--both domestically and internationally-- helping to equip attendees with knowledge and skills to work for the worldwide repeal of the death penalty. The conference featured workshops and training from leading anti-death penalty organizations around the country, testimony from those directly affected by the death penalty such as murder victims' family members and death row exonerees, and wonderful opportunities for fellowship and networking. For more information about the conference visit our Conference page

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Journey of Hope going back to Africa this November

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Woman sentenced to death walks free, thanks in part to victim's grandson

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