Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Seasons Greeting by Bill Pelke and new Journey of Hope Newsletter

Seasons Greetings,

The Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing hopes that 2009 has been a good year for you and that 2010 will be even better.

We would like to thank each of you for the gifts the Journey has received this year. We asked for people to invest in the Journey and many of you did. The accompanying newsletter reports what we have been able to do with your investment.

Journeys in Montana, Kentucky, Indiana and Germany were all very successful. The Journey of Hope is rebuilding its web site with the assistance of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP). The Journey of Hope blog is one of the best in the abolition movement.

In 2010 the Journey will be participating in the NCADP conference in Louisville, Kentucky and the 17th annual Fast & Vigil June 29-July 2 in Washington DC.

Several trips to Europe are in the works including the 4th World Congress of the World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, of which the Journey is a founding member. Amnesty International Germany will be hosting a three-week Journey in Southern Germany starting the last week of April.

Many hearts have been touched and many minds have been changed by the Journey of Hope witnesses. You can help us reach more people in this coming year with your tax-deductible gift. Help us to share our stories while putting a compassionate human face on the issue of the death penalty.

This answer is love and compassion for all of humanity and the Journey of Hope delivers that message better than anyone. Please help us to get the message out to more people. Step by step we will win the battle.

Have a great new year,

Thank you,

Bill Pelke, President
Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing

Please find the our new winter newsletter here.


Connie L. Nash said...

I am so happy to see this beautiful and encouraging letter and to be a small part of this amazingly timely effort for our broken world. How seamlessly we work together in so many ways within this unusual and nurturing family.

And, Susanne, thanx for getting this letter here right on time.

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