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!
Tonight at the Laurie Auditorium of Trinity University, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, seven prominent San Antonio-area religious leaders will take center stage to engage in a critical dialogue with each other – and with the public – about the death penalty. Moderated by Karen Clifton, Executive Director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network, “The Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty” will explore perspectives on the death penalty in a community with deep religious roots.
Welcome New Supporters! TCADP would like to extend a special welcome to everyone who has joined our organization and our movement in recent weeks, either through a community event, in response to the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia and other cases of injustice, or simply because it’s time to take a stand. We are inspired […]
Sign the petition for clemency for Duane Buck, get tickets for the Champions of Justice celebration in Houston, read current news and developments on the death penalty, learn about resources developed for Respect Life month, and see what is happening in your area over the next two months!