In his new book, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty, Mario Marazziti achieves what might sound impossible: a book about the death penalty that takes on this weightiest of subjects in a disarming and intimate way. He clearly demonstrates how vast numbers of people are impacted by this issue and why the stakes are high not only for those on Death Row but for us all. Mario wrote this book in English because he believes the U.S. is at a vulnerable time on this issue and is a key player in helping to end the death penalty internationally.
Mario co-founded the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty in 2002. In 2012,Marazziti was elected to the lower House of Italian Parliament, where he pursues a broadhuman-rights based portfolio. Mario is a longtime spokesperson for the Community ofSant’Egidio, a lay community ‘without borders’ begun in the 1970’s, which is committedto prayer, communicating the Gospel, friendship with the poor and service to peace