Around 30 individuals gathered at Trinity Episcopal Church in Columbus for an event on the Bible, forgiveness, and the death penalty on April 7. Following a presentation on Becoming Beloved Community, Bill Pelke of Journey of Hope … from Violence to Healing shared his story of hurt and raw experience in which, thanks to God’s unwavering love, hope was found and profound new connections were made.

You can watch a video of this event on Trinity’s Facebook page, here:

For more information on how you can be involved in the diocese’s work to end the death penalty in Ohio, contact Jake Cunliffe at