Posts Categorized: Sister Helen Prejean

International Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day, the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 6th nniversary of the founding of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights. I pass along a posting by my Susannah Sheffer that appears in today’s For Victims, Against the Death Penalty, the blog of…read more

Tuesday's Schedule at Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break

Below is the schedule of events for the second day of the 2010 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, Tuesday, March 16. You may come to all the events or just individual sessions. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to register, just show up for the events. It is all free. It starts at noon…read more

Terri Been's Phone Call with Sister Helen Prejean

Today, I received the phone call from Sister Helen Prejean that I won from the Texas Moratorium Network raffle. This really was an honor for me, and Sister Helen was as thoughtful and generous as I have heard. When she called, she was actually on her way home from a death row visit in Louisiana….read more

Weekly roundup

PIcture: Matt Rainey/The Star Ledger The state of New Jersey will be voting in the coming weeks to abolish the death penalty and we are expecting it to pass. I know this because last Friday the New Jersey Assembly speaker, Joe Roberts held a press conference with Sister Helen Prejean announcing his support of the…read more

Live blogging from CEDP Convention in Chicago

I’m live blogging from the Campaign to End the Death Penalty’s annual convention at the University of Chicago. Currently about 100 people are listening to Barbara Becnel, Stan Tookie William’s advocate/editor talking about her struggle to save life of Tookie Williams. Before her Kenneth Foster jr, read an inspirational letter from his son Kenneth Foster….read more

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ speaks at the UCC

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents, an internationally known opponent of the death penalty has accepted Bishop Aymond’s invitation to speak in Austin on Wednesday, February 14, 2007. Sr. Helen will be at the University Catholic Center, at 2010 University Ave. (corner of University and 21st adjacent…read more