The death penalty is one of the great moral issues facing our country, yet most people rarely think about it and very few of us take the time to delve deeply enough into this issue to be able to make an informed decision about it.
This website is my invitation to you to take that time, to learn, to explore and to reflect.
SISTER now available!
SISTER chronicles the life and work of Sister Helen Prejean and examines the evolving role of nuns in the 21st Century. The full 90-minute director’s cut is now available online and as a free download. Get your friends, workmates, congregation or classmates together and have a watch party.
Would you like Sister Helen to speak at your event? She’s available for virtual classes and meetings, and extended ‘Zoom Modules’ built around the reading of one of her books, with extensive, guided participation from attendees. Get started with our speaking request form.
Sr. Helen’s work with the Ministry Against the Death Penalty depends on contributions from people like you. You can help us to change hearts and minds by supporting Sr. Helen’s talks and boosting our social media campaigns that provide a voice for people on death row, for their families and for the families of victims, who all suffer through the death penalty.
Writing to someone in prison is a special gift for both of you, but particularly for the one who is incarcerated. So many people in prison, especially those on death row, have little or no contact with people on the outside, so receiving a personal letter is something to treasure. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Here are some pointers.
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