The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld the stay of execution granted to Patrick Murphy by a federal district judge on November 7. The state will not appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which means Murphy will not be put to death tonight (November 13, 2019) as scheduled. It’s the second […]
TCADP will co-host two events with social justice pioneer Shane Claiborne in Dallas and Fort Worth on September 27th and 28th. Claiborne will speak about his new book, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us. In the book, he not only shares the grim statistics of a faulty justice system, but also the faces and stories of survivors of crime, murder victims’ families, prisoners, pastors, prosecutors, the exonerated, and even executioners.
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 […]
On Tuesday, September 28th, 7 PM, at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale Road, Austin there will be a panel discussion about capital punishment featuring three individuals who view it from very different and unique perspectives.