Attend Events

TCADP invites your participation in the following meetings and events:

The State of Texas is scheduled to execute three people in August. TCADP members hold vigils throughout Texas. The most recent addition is in Fort Worth at the Brite Divinity School. The vigil will take place at the Robert Carr Chapel located at 2855 S. University Drive. We are grateful to our members throughout the state who are participating in vigils to show their objections to state-sponsored killing. To see a complete list of vigil locations, click here.

Austin
TCADP will resume its bi-monthly luncheons on Tuesday, September 13th at noon. The luncheon will take place at The Egg & I-Northcross (2525 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX). This post will be updated with more details as they are available. To RSVP, please email vanessa@tcadp.org.

University United Methodist Church (2409 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX) will host an event with Shane Claiborne on Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 PM. Shane will be discussing his latest book, Executing Grace. Throughout the book, Shane offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty.  Shane tells stories of horrific pain and heroic grace.  He interviews victims of violent crimes, survivors of death row, lawyers, experts, and even an executioner.

Shane is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author.  Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia.  He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.”

Dallas
TCADP will have an information booth at the Dallas Pride Festival on Sunday, September 18th. If you are interested in volunteering at the TCADP table, please contact Jason at jason@tcadp.org.

TCADP will host “An Evening with Shane Claiborne: Conversation on Executing Grace and Panel Discussion” on Tuesday, September 27th at White Rock United Methodist Church (1450 Oldgate Ln, Dallas, TX 75218). The event will begin at 7:00 PM. Please contact Jason at jason@tcadp.org for more information.

Fort Worth
TCADP will host “An Evening with Shane Claiborne: Conversation on Executing Grace and Panel Discussion” on Wednesday, September 28th at Broadway Baptist Church (305 W Broadway Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104). The event will begin at 6:30 PM. Please contact Jason at jason@tcadp.org for more information.

Houston
Please join us on Thursday, September 8th at Westbury United Methodist Church (5200 Willowbend Blvd, Houston, TX 77096) for an exclusive screening of a new documentary film, “Last Day of Freedom,” and a discussion of our state’s experience with the death penalty over the last four decades. The event will begin at 7:00 PM. All are welcome.

National
Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation will host their 2016 Annual Conference on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd. The conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Airport (5265 International Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29418). This year’s theme will be “MVFR at 40: Still Caring, Connecting, and Collaborating to End the Death Penalty.” To learn more about the conference and registration, please visit http://www.mvfr.org/mvfr_2016_annual_confer.