The work of the Community of Sant'Egidio is made thanks to volunteers and is financed by collections, contributes, donations, both public and private.

Help us to help

 You can make the difference for many

 

             


change language
you are in: home - news contacting usnewsletterlink

Support the community

 
NOV
29
November 29 2012 | ROME, ITALY

Tonight special event at Colosseum to inaugurate the 10th International day of Cities against the death penalty

Gigi Proietti, Max Giusti, international testimonials for Cities for Life - FOLLOW THE LIVE STREAMING from 7 p.m.

 
printable version
Starting 19:00 at the Colosseum of Rome, there will be exceptional personalities, from Shujaa Graham and Fernando Bermudez, innocent people sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit in the United States, to David Atwood, founder of the Texas Coalition against the Death Penalty, Tamara Chikunova, founder of Mothers against the Death Penalty, responsible for the abolition of capital punishment in many countries of Central Asia, justice ministers from several countries in the world and leading figures in the recent struggle for abolition of the death penalty in Connecticut will take part, along with the Community of Sant’Egidio, in a special evening for life. 

Follow the event in live streming on www.santegidio.org

It will be the official inauguration of the International Day of Cities for Life, started ten years ago in Rome with the Community of Sant’Egidio and supported by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Special illumination of the Colosseum, “Testimonial for Life”, this year celebrates the abolition of the death penalty in Connecticut: the fifth American state to abolish capital punishment in the United States in the past five years (2007 New Jersey 2008, New Mexico 2010 New York, 2011,Illinois, 2012 Connecticut).

The event in front of the Colosseum, which will inaugurate the World Day of Cities against the Death Penalty, will be hosted by Max Giusti. Gospel music and readings of Dostoyevsky and Victor Hugo by Gigi Proietti against a singular background will turn Rome, tomorrow night, into the capital of the battle for life toward abolition of the death penalty, while at the U.N. in New York the final approval of the resolution for a universal moratorium continues. The appointment for the event, which is open to everyone, is for 18.30, when youths and students from several schools in Rome will converge on the Colosseum.
 

Rai Radio3 is partner of CitiesForLife 2013

Listen to the spot (ITA) >

 Radio Rai 3 - Cities for Life
 

Città per la Vita 2012 - al Colosseo

   
 ALSO READ
• NEWS
January 29 2015
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

A message in music by the youth of Mexico speaks of peace to a violent society


"Play Music Stop Death Penalty": the first time of the music competition of the Youth for Peace in Mexico has success and reveals a demand for peace
IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
January 18 2015

Pain and outrage at the execution of six people in Indonesia

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
January 17 2015

Sant'Egidio asks to avoid planned execution of 6 people. This isn't the way for just and equal society in Indonesia

IT | EN | ID
November 29 2014

30 November 2014, World Day of Cities for Life: the “NO” to the death penalty rises strongly worldwide


There is an increase in the number of accessions to the campaign promoted by Sant'Egidio. Demonstrations and events against the death penalty take place in all continents
IT | EN | ES | FR
November 26 2014

More and more cities for life, look up the events in your city on the interactive map

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
November 24 2014
BALAKA, MALAWI

From supporters of capital punishment to abolitionists: now in Malawi also village heads say no to the death penalty


Gathered by the Community of Sant'Egidio in Balaka, the Malawian traditional authorities have opted for change, supporting the campaign Cities for Life
IT | EN | ES | DE | PT
all news
• PRESS
December 22 2014
December 19 2014
December 7 2014
Famiglia Cristiana

Scott Panetti vive ancora

December 4 2014
December 2 2014
December 2 2014
all press releases
• EVENTI
December 4 2014 | EL SALVADOR

No Justice without Life in El Salvador: per un mondo senza pena di morte

All meetings of prayer for peace
• NO DEATH PENALTY
March 5 2015
Associated Press

Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House

February 28 2015
AP

US Supreme Court won't lift stay in Florida execution

February 28 2015
Reuters

Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

February 25 2015
Reuters

Saudi court gives death penalty to man who renounced his Muslim faith

February 21 2015
Reuters

Indonesia recalls envoy to Brazil amid row over execution

February 21 2015
AP

New Oregon governor will continue death penalty moratorium

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty


“I’m very grateful to Governor Wolf for choosing to take a deeper look into these studies and I pray we can find a better way to punish those who are guilty of these crimes.”
go to no death penalty
• DOCUMENTS
1st Asia Pacific Congress on Human Rights and Respect for the Dignity of Life - Speech of Mario Marazziti
all documents
• BOOKS

Keerpunt





Lannoo Uitgeverij N.V

Per un XXI secolo senza Pena di Morte





Leonardo International
all books

VIDEO PHOTOS
2:
Malawi contro la pena di morte
4:01
Cities for life: da Roma al mondo contro la pena di morte
1:41:21
LIVE AT THE COLOSSEUM, Per un mondo senza pena di morte

421 visits

366 visits

371 visits

349 visits

355 visits
all the related media