November 25, 2015
On November 30, dioceses in Florida will participate in an international project spearheaded by the lay Catholic community of Sant'Egidio. Each year, about 2,000 cities in more than 80 different countries celebrate the International Day of Cities for Life, Cities against the Death penalty. Most cities take part in the initiative by illuminating their major historical or civic monuments to become symbols underlining a commitment to a world without the death penalty. The Coliseum in Rome, lit up in special colors, has become a universal symbol of this abolitionist battle, offering international visibility to places in the world which have taken major steps on the path to abolition or a lasting moratorium.
commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the movement in 2012 provides a sense of the history and international dimension of the project.
events and illuminations
are planned all across Florida.