Pace e Bene

  • Sign Up for Email Updates


    Pace e Bene on FacebookPace e Bene on Facebook

Opposing the Death Penalty in Idaho

Posted by Ryan Hall
09.21.16

CNV Idaho 2016 Honoring 20 Years Henry Krewer Opposing the Death Penalty in Idaho
By John McMahon

boiseid-opposing-the-death-penalty-cnv-action-2016-1On Wednesday September 21, 2016 Members of Idaho Peace Coalition Campaign Nonviolence Idaho, stood in Solidarity with our longtime friend Henry Krewer in a vigil he has held, rain or shine, in opposing the death penalty in Idaho for over 20 years! It is fitting that this poignant occasion coincides with The International Day of Peace.

We are told that a death penalty deters viscious crimes of violence especially murder! It does not! No more so than by engaging in war-making, humanity will eventually have Peace. The very thought remains an anathema to the Message brought to us by Jesus, the Buddha, Rabbi Heschel, Mother Saint Teresa and legions of Holy Teachers! All gently but firmly teach that Love, Compassion and Cooperation while living in Harmony with One Another is the correct path to Peace in this world.

In parts of the world a few cups of tea and breaking bread done respectfully while acknowledging each others’ worthiness can be a first step to lifelong friendships. Let’s drink a bit ‘o tea, share some bread; maybe a pizza or a few loves and fishes. It is entirely possible to live as respectful neighbors without becoming caught in this world’s many snares and traps. We ought not deter our Souls’ progress from bending the arc of our life’s story toward Justice. ‘Which then of your Lord’s many Favors would you deny? I desire Mercy not sacrifice!’ [Both found in our Holy Books and Scriptures]

Recent Posts

Spotlight Stories arrow

Proclaiming The Week of Peace and Nonviolence in Oakland, NJ

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

At the borough council meeting on July 25, Lauretta Patron asked the mayor and council to issue a proclamation declaring September 15-23 a week of peace and nonviolence in Oakland, NJ. (As seen in the video below.) Then at the … read more

Read More

Seize The Time

by Erin Bechtol // Campaign Nonviolence

by Pace e Bene board member George Paz Martin Also posted on the United for Peace and Justice website Every time we view the news in the paper or on television or the internet, we are struck by the tragic … read more

Read More

A Radical Prayer for Our Persecutors

by Erin Bechtol // Pace e Bene

Radical Prayers: On Peace, Love, and NonviolenceĀ is a guide to daily connection to God through prayers that meditate on the challenges facing us today. With reflections on each continent, wildlife, and homelessness among many more topics, John Dear guides us … read more

Read More
Image 01 Image 02