A Faithful Conversation with Dallas Faith Leaders

On December 4, at Paul Quinn College at 7:00pm,  Dallas Faith Leaders participated in a conversation about the death penalty.

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Dallas Faith Leaders joined in a conversation to share their perspectives on the death penalty and discussed the challenges of moving Texas away from a culture of vengeance toward a culture of accountability that does not rely on the death penalty; addressing the issue of the death penalty from the pulpit; and how faith leaders and people of faith can take a more proactive role in educating their congregations about the death penalty.

Tuesday, December 4, 7:00pm
Grande Lounge Paul Quinn College
3837 Simpson Stuart Road  Dallas, TX 75241

 The Panelists:

Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III Senior Pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas Texas for now 28 years leads with a commitment to Christ, passion for people and yearning for community transformation. To that end, he has grown Friendship-West to nearly 12,000 during his tenure as Pastor.

Possessing a commitment to education he has a Bachelors Degree from Bishop College, a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Deacon Charles Stump was ordained for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas January 1992 and has been assigned to the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, in downtown Dallas for the last 19 years. He graduated from Dallas Baptist University majoring in Psychology; from Texas A&M Commerce, with a Master of Science in Counseling; and from the University of Dallas, with a Masters of Pastoral Ministries.

Deacon Stump is the Director of Pastoral Services for the Catholic Diocese of Dallas overseeing the Hospital Chaplains, Prison Chaplains, Disabled Ministry, Deaf Ministry, Substance Abuse & Addictions Ministry, Grief Ministry and is the representative of the Diocese of Dallas for the Honduras Solidarity Relationship with the Diocese of Trujillo, Honduras.

 The Rev. Stanley J. Meyer, D.Min., is Bishop Assistant for Leadership and DiscipleLife in the Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Mission Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Ordained in 1975, he has served in parish ministry (Redeemer Lutheran Church, Greenville, Texas), campus ministry and university administration (Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas) and, since 1994, as Assistant to the Bishop with responsibilities for leadership development, mobility and communications.  He is a graduate of Christ Seminary – Seminex, St. Louis (M.Div., 1974), Texas A&M Commerce (M.A., 1980) and Austin Presbyterian Seminary (D.Min., 1998).  The father of three sons and grandfather of three grandchildren, he and his wife, Connie, live in Arlington, Texas.

Rev. Dr. Wes Magruder is the Director of Missional Community Development for The People of New Day, a growing network of missional micro-communities based on neo-monasticism.  As an outgrowth of his work with New Day, he created Project Daraja, which provides bridge support for refugees as they work toward citizenship and self-sufficiency. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Church and Society of the North Texas Conference (UMC), and is on the Board of Directors of Refugee Services of Texas. He has served appointments in suburban London and suburban Dallas, as well as four years of missionary service in Cameroon, West Africa where he learned the fine art of off-roading and French-speaking.


The Sponsors:
Pax Christi Dallas
Citizens of Mizpah
Dallas Peace Center
Dallas Friends Meeting
Texas Catholic Conference
Catholic Mobilizing Network
Friendship-West Baptist Church
Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
General Board of Church and Society United Methodist Church
North Texas United Methodist Church  Board of Church and Society
Northern Texas Northern Louisiana  Mission Territory of the ELCA