At their 2016 gatherings, the Rio Texas, Central Texas, and Northwest Texas Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church passed resolutions in support of abolition of the death penalty. All five United Methodist Conferences in Texas have now taken a stand on this issue.
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about four executions scheduled to take place in Texas in April, as well as recent positions taken by two pharmaceutical associations that discourage their members from participating in the execution process. You’ll also find updates on our legislative advocacy efforts.
More than 130 grassroots advocates and supporters from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 22, 2014 at University Christian Church in Fort Worth for the annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, “Lighting the Way,” will feature workshops, a keynote address by Bob Ray Sanders of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and a panel discussion on how Texas is lighting the way on the death penalty issue. This is the first time that the TCADP Annual Conference, now in its 16th consecutive year, is taking place in Fort Worth.
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.
Read the monthly alert which includes upcoming executions, updates and announcements, in the news, upcoming events and a calendar for the month. November’s alert includes info on Hank Skinner, an Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Huntsville, the Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty, upcoming events in Richardson, Hurst, Houston, Odessa and more!