The Spark: Christians as Catalysts Against the Death Penalty

spark_loyolaAlthough I live in New Orleans it’s not often I have a chance to give a talk there, so I’m delighted that later on this month I’ll be home and talking about Christians as Catalysts Against the Death Penalty.

While I’ve been traveling the country I’ve been sensing the changing shifts in the Catholic community, a tide rising against the death penalty. At the same time, I’ve seen Christians in general and, indeed, people of all faiths doing important, determined work to create a country-wide shift towards abolition. I believe we are moving much closer to that national shift. The signs are good, our movement is growing, the once-strong fervor for the death penalty is on the wane. Still, there’s much work to be done to make this the tipping point.

If you’re in New Orleans I invite you to join me for a night when we think about those tipping point possibilities:

When: 7pm Tuesday January 22nd
Where: Roussel Hall, Loyola University, New Orleans.


  1. Want to thank you for your visit and talk in Plymouth, England. Small acts rendered with great love, has become the ethos of many of those who work with deprived inner city children at our Catholic primary school. Such a simple message, so easy to execute and to huge effect. We hope it will help our children to pass on the priviledge as the grow up. Don’t stop talking, dear Sister.

  2. I encourage you to send this comment to Death Penalty News. This is an anti capital punishment place where you may well get more coverage for your important work.
    Good luck with the course that you are on!
    Jerry Cascone

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