Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing
“Journey of Hope…from Violence to Healing is an organisation led by murder victim family members joined by death row family members, family members of the executed, the exonerated, and others with stories to tell, that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.
Every year, the organisation arranges a Journey of Hope around a US state, featuring speaking engagements in schools and universities, places of worship, civic and professional organisations, legislative hearings, radio and TV talk shows as well as rallies and demonstrations.
Journey storytellers represent a variety of faith, color and economic situation. They are real people who know first hand the aftermath of the insanity and horror of murder. They have real stories that recount their tragedies, and their struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty. When their stories are told, hearts are touched and minds can be changed.”