WATCH FOR THIS PHOTO REPEATING HERE AT THE JOURNEY OF HOPE BLOG THROUGHOUT 2008. The arena of the COLOSSEUM in the city of Rome--once a symbol of horror, death and persecution--was bathed in white light for two reasons this past December 2007
The Colosseum was lit 1) to celebrate a U.N. vote calling for a moratorium on the death penalty and 2) for the decision by the U.S. state of New Jersey to abolish capital punishment. A number of Journey of Hope folk were in Italy and other European cities recently--urging life-giving options to execution.
HAVE A MOST FULFILLING NEW YEAR! May your JOURNEY be filled with PRESENT HOPE every day of 2008. HELP THE COLOSSEUM KEEP LIGHTING UP--SUPPORT THE JOURNEY OF HOPE!
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