Join us at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, October 10 for an interfaith prayer service in observance of World Day Against the Death Penalty.

Faith leaders, including Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, will share their faith traditions’ teachings on capital punishment and will pray for an end to the cycle of violence.

We will gather in Room 125 of the Capitol Building at 11:00 a.m. Please bring your ID and enter the Capitol Building via the Mitchell Street entrance (opposite the Coverdell Legislative Building).

The event will start promptly at noon. We will gather outside the Capitol, on the Washington Street side (across from Central Presbyterian). It is not expected to rain, but will be in the 60s, so please dress accordingly. Also, if you have mobility issues, please bring a chair for your comfort.

206 Washington St SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Public parking is available in several locations surrounding the Capitol. Parking fees vary by lot. The following lots are always open to the public if spaces are available:

  • Steve Polk Plaza Parking is located on M.L. King, Jr., Drive, one block from the Capitol
  • A surface lot is located on Memorial Drive, one block from the Capitol
  • Underground Parking: A parking garage is located on the north side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, two blocks from the Capitol

Contact Jayna Hoffacker at or 404-920-7898 if you have questions.

Join Equal Justice USA on World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 10) for a gathering of Christians from across the country to spend time praying about the state and federal death penalty in our country. Together we will lament, find hope, and equip ourselves to prayerfully move toward being a nation where we break cycles of violence. This will be a space of power, peace, and prayer, one where we’ll also partner with many companion in-person prayer events across our nation.

Bishop Stephen Parkes of the Diocese of Savannah will be participating in this call.

Click here to register.