Faith Week and Day of Prayer to End Ohio’s Death Penalty

All communities of faith are invited to join a week of interfaith prayer and action to help end the death penalty!

Faith week will culminate in a 24 hour Day of Prayer at the Columbus Statehouse bringing together faith communities across the state of Ohio to hold vigil. Your faith community can sign up to lead the community in prayer, bearing witness, or song.

Sign up to participate
See the Faith Week Resources
Are you a faith leader? Sign the Ohio Faith Leader Sign-on Letter

Sign up to participate in Faith Week and the Day of Prayer:

Faith Week Resources

Worship Resources

Sample Sermons for Christian faith groups
Christian Prayers Against Capital Punishment from the Social Justice Resource Center
Derashah from Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein, Senior Rabbi of Central Synagogue, NYC
Jewish Texts referencing capital punishment
Resources for Unitarian Universalists
Homilies from Catholic Mobilizing Network

Factsheets & Positions

Death Penalty Basics and Downloadable Fact Sheets
Religious Groups’ Statements on the Death Penalty
Ignite Peace Report on the high cost and extreme disparities of the death penalty in Hamilton County


Sample Email to alert your members about Faith Week 2023
Bookmarks you can print and insert in your bulletin to promote Faith Week 2023
Sample bulletin announcement for your Faith Week 2023 programming
Bulletin Article Template to help you promote Faith Week 2023


Invitation Letter to lawmakers, urging them to come pray with your on the Day of Prayer
Letter Template for members of your faith community to contact their lawmakers
Example Letter to the Editor