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Death Penalty After 40 Years

In 1976, on July 2nd, the Supreme Court ruled in Gregg vs. Georgia that the problems that caused the death penalty to be abolished nationally just 4 years previously – that it was applied in an arbitrary and capricious manner – were resolved and that executions could resume. Since before that decision 40 years ago and afterwards, Ohio has had a storied history with the death penalty. What is the state of the death penalty 40 years later?

DACA+/DAPA = blocked. IJPC Statement.

Today we are saddened and disappointed to hear of the 4-4 tie vote from the Supreme Court of the United States for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and an extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) which upholds the lower court ruling blocking President Obama’s executive action on DAPA and DACA+.

6/4 – Remembering Children

When war happens, children are often the most vulnerable people affected. They suffer physical, mental, and emotional abuse and trauma at the hands of the adults in power. For that reason, June 4th of each year has been designated “The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.”

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Death Penalty

Ending the death penalty has been a key focus area of IJPC for almost 20 years. Learn more about proposed legislation to improve the current system, growing opposition to the death penalty, local partners, Families that Matter, and how you can get involved.

Human Trafficking

All forms of human trafficking are a concern internationally as well as in our own communities of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Each year an estimated 1,078 Ohio children become victims of sex trafficking and 3,016 more are at-risk.

Immigration

IJPC fully believes that immigrants should be welcomed to the United States and our current immigration law does not support that. Learn about our Youth Educating Society (YES) Program that empowers young leaders and their allies to advocate for immigration reform.

Peace + Nonviolence

Dialogue serves to promote civil discourse, stimulate critical thinking and create an environment where people of differing perspectives can feel safe and comfortable conversing and learning from one another. IJPC works to create peaceful and nonviolent communities.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.

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