Since 2002, the Community of Sant’Egidio has organized the International Day of Cities for Life, Cities against the Death Penalty, which takes place every year on November 30 – on the anniversary of the first abolition of the death penalty on the part of a State, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany on November 30, 1786.
There are more than 2,000 cities in the world that declare themselves “Cities for Life” and take part by lighting up major historical, religious or civic monuments. In turn, those illuminated monuments become symbols that represent the commitment to creating a world without the death penalty.
Join us as Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church participates in this event to illuminate the night in Daytona Beach, supporting the abolition of the death penalty and demanding a stay of executions worldwide. Please bring a chair or blanket! Contact Rachel Allen for more information.
Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 PM
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Grotto
1014 N. Halifax, Daytona Beach
This video commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the movement in 2012 provides a sense of the history and international dimension of the project.