Ohio Faith Communities Against the Death Penalty!

Death Penalty Action
2 min readOct 15, 2021

It’s a special weekend in the Ohio effort to abolish the death penalty, with several opportunities for action. Read this news item featuring Sunday’s keynote speaker, Death Penalty Action board member, Rev. Sharon Risher (pictured)! Read Rev. Risher’s plea to not execute the killer of her mother.


#1 — If you are part of a faith community, please make sure your clergy has signed on to one of the sign-on letters to Governor DeWine and the Ohio legislature. Ask them — have you added your name yet, and share these links:

#2 — Join us online for a special prayer service this Sunday featuring Rev. Sharon Risher and Shane Claiborne. A worship service in advance of Ohio’s Death Penalty Abolition lobby week sponsored by Death Penalty Action, Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing and the Ohio Council of Churches, featuring Death Penalty Action Board Member Rev. Sharon Risher, whose mother was killed in the 2015 church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, and Death Penalty Action Advisory Board Chairman Shane Claiborne, founder of Red Letter Christians. Register here.

#3 — Get ready for the #NoDeathPenaltyOH Lobby Day on Tuesday!

Write to your Ohio state legislators NOW!

Death Penalty Action is part of the #NoDeathPenaltyOhio coalition, which has additional resources and action opportunities here.

Thank you!

— Abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz, Executive Director, Death Penalty Action

PS: Please click here to support Death Penalty Action’s work in this vital Ohio effort.



Death Penalty Action

Death Penalty Action provides high visibility resources, leadership and support in order to stop executions.