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October 14 2014

Antwerp: Sant’Egidio, Within-Without Walls, Inside outside

In the framework of the World Day against the Death Penalty, a meeting on the 'Restorative justice'

Reconciliation and forgiveness: the one alternative which can break the spiral of violence and revenge

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On October 10th, in the framework of the World Day against the Death Penalty, a meeting was organised about the theme ‘Restorative justice: reconciliation and forgiveness as an alternative to break through the spiral of violence and revenge – which is also maintained by the death penalty.
At the heart of the meeting was the testimony of two special international guests: Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, from the Parents Circle Families Forum, an organisation uniting Palestinian and Israeli parents who all lost children in the violence. They both lost their daughter: Smadar (14) was the victim of a Palestinian suicide terrorist, Abir (10) was the victim of an Israeli border guard. “Hating each other because of that, is useless. We suffer the same pain”, Rami and Bassam say. Their friendship is not something obvious, nor their message. “But we want to show that peace is possible.”

The evening, which was attended by over 200 people, was a common initiative of several organisations opposing the death penalty : Sant’Egidio, Within-Without Walls, Inside outside.  

October 25 2016


October 15 2016

Human rights activist asks Pope to discuss the death penalty with Lukashenka

Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus", has sent a letter to Pope Francis, asking him to touch upon the issue of capital punishment during his meeting with President Lukashenka.
October 10 2016
October 10,14th World Day Against the Death Penalty

On the 14th world day against the death penalty a conference entitled "No Justice Without Life" will be held in Japan

July 2 2016
Address and the Final Ceremony by Mario Marazziti. Nobel Peace Prize Room, City Hall. June 23rd 2016

CITIES FOR LIFE – CITIES AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo

by Mario Marazziti
June 25 2016

Pope Francis: “Death penalty is unacceptable”

Pope Francis addresses the authorities, the associations, the activists and the civil society gathered in Oslo on the occasion of the World Congress Against the Death Penalty through a video message.
June 21 2016
The 6th Congress Against the Death Penalty opens today in Oslo

The Community of Sant'Egidio takes part in the congress with delegations from Italy, Congo, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Indonesia

1500 attendants coming from over 80 countries. Among them, 20 ministers, 200 diplomats, members of different parliaments, scholars, lawyers, members of various associations and civil society actors
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New York Times

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End
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The Washington Post

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Malaysian death row convict loses final appeal in Singapore
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May 14 2016

Pfizer blocca i farmaci per la pena di morte negli Usa
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