Moved to pilgrimage in prayer for the abolition of the death penalty, TCADP Board Member Rev. Jeff Hood will conduct “A Pilgrimage to Abolish the Death Penalty from Livingston to Austin” from Friday, June 13, 2014 to Thursday, June 19, 2014. The approximately 200-mile walk will begin at noon on June 13, 2014 with a brief statement and prayer outside of the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, where individuals on death row are incarcerated, and conclude on the steps of the State Capitol in Austin.
On Tuesday, December 4, 2012, four prominent Dallas-area religious leaders will gather for the first time to participate in a public conversation about the death penalty. The event, entitled “A Faithful Conversation on the Death Penalty with Dallas Faith Leaders”, will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Grand Lounge at Paul Quinn College. It is free and open to the public.
On Friday evening, October 12, 2012, in the Mabee Ballroom of St. Edward’s University, two Austin faith leaders will join Sister Helen Prejean, an internationally known speaker and the author of Dead Man Walking, for an unprecedented conversation about the role of people of faith in the growing movement to end the death penalty.
See below for a number of faith based opportunities for discussion and learning on the Texas death penalty around Texas in the coming weeks and months: Houston – St. Paul’s UMC United Methodist Women to Examine the Death Penalty Sunday, September 16 12:15pm 5501 Main • Houston, TX 77004 • 713-528-0527 • www.stpaulshouston.org The St. […]
In This Edition: Reflection on the Gregg Anniversary Scheduled Executions Upcoming Events Recent News Announcements Calendar Reflection on the Gregg Anniversary Today, July 2, 2012, marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Gregg v. Georgia (1976), which upheld the new death penalty statutes of several states (including Texas) and paved the way for […]