Call to Action From Shane Claiborne/New Petitions/Bill Pelke Remembered

Death Penalty Action
2 min readNov 22, 2020
This obituary includes information about the viewing today (accessible by live-stream) from 2–4pm Alaska time/6–8pm Eastern time).

Later today there will be a live-streamed viewing for Bill Pelke (above), founder of the Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing and a founding member of the Board of Advisors of Death Penalty Action. Bill passed away on November 12. He was planning to be with us to protest the ongoing executions, and in spirit he remains so.

COLLECTING MEMORIES: Do YOU have photos, a reflection or memory to share about Bill or how he touched your life? Submit images, make a video or an audio recording using the resources here.

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CALL TO ACTION from Death Penalty Action Advisory Board Chairman Shane Claiborne.

“It is time to take away the power of the federal government to execute its own people.” Watch this powerful two minute video clip of Shane Claiborne from Thursday’s virtual vigil on Facebook or Twitter, and please share share share, and click here to write your members of congress!




Thank you. Yours in the Struggle,

— abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz

Director, Death Penalty Action

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