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Walk in Faith with Sister Helen Prejean

Posted by Sister Helen Prejean and Craig Syracusa on Jul 27, 2021 1:07:13 PM

On this episode of Walk in Faith, Craig Syracusa interviews Sister Helen Prejean. Sister Helen is a leading advocate for abolition of the death penalty and for elimination of social and economic unfairness in the criminal-justice system. She is also the author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States and The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. To advance her work, she asked RENEW International to create a small-group resource that explores Catholic teaching on the death penalty. Created in partnership with the Catholic Mobilizing Network, Dignity and the Death Penalty helps participants reflect on the fairness of the criminal justice system, arguments for and against capital punishment, and alternatives to the death sentence. Production of videos associated with this resource were funded in part by the Catholic Communication Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

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Topics: Catholic social teaching, death penalty, social justice

Dignity & the Death Penalty

Posted by RENEW on Mar 31, 2021 1:08:49 PM

RENEW President, Sister Terry Rickard, OP, recently interviewed Sister Helen Prejean, about how Catholic teaching on the death penalty has evolved. The author of Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen has worked tirelessly to end executions in this country, and her firsthand experience lends a unique perspective to their discussion about the morality of the death penalty.

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Topics: death penalty, Sr. Helen Prejean, restorative justice