IJPC News

Archive: December 2020

Justice for Elwood Jones

Elwood Jones has maintained his innocence since he was sentenced to death over 20 years ago. Today, Elwood Jones should have had a hearing to determine whether he would receive a new trial. But that hearing was delayed until further notice.

Pope Francis’ Call for Abolition

By Sr. Alice Gerdeman, CDP Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Brothers and Sisters All*, is to all people across the world and not just us in the United States. Everyone needs a challenge and everyone will find many in his spiritual reflections and vision of a

Reprieve granted for Raymond Tibbetts!

Breaking news: Governor Kasich issued a temporary reprievefor Raymond Tibbetts due to a juror’s opposition to his death sentence. His execution date has been pushed from next week until October. Thank you to everyone who took action and called Governor Kasich to voice your opposition. We will continue working against the

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?

Recap of Lobby Day

As the sun rose on the morning commuters, I was taking a different route for the work day. Out of Cincinnati and past the 275 loop to meet a bus of local engaged community members for a trip to Columbus for the Death Penalty Lobby Day.

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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