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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

Picture of Sr. Helen-cropped-72dpiOn 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. 

Topics: Catholic social teaching, death penalty, social justice