DOJ’s Planned Resumption of Federal Executions

For decades we have been gradually shutting down the machinery of death until it is rarely used, a geographical freak practiced by outlier counties. And now, here we have the federal government revving up the death machine.

California Moratorium on Executions

Pope Francis is building on opposition to the death penalty that began with Pope John Paul II, who spoke about the dignity of guilty life as well as innocent life and described executions as cruel and unnecessary. I’ve been glad to play a part in these developments.

No Hard Feelings

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist When my body won’t hold me anymore And it finally lets me free Will I be ready? When my feet won’t walk another mile And my lips give their last kiss goodbye Will my hands be steady? When I lay down my fears My...

Everything is Everything

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist Everything is everythingWhat is meant to be, will beAfter winter, must come springChange, it comes eventually Everything is everythingWhat is meant to be, will beAfter winter, must come springChange, it comes eventually I...

Seize the Day

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist I know a girl who was schooled in ManhattanShe reads dusty books and learns phrases in LatinShe is an author, or maybe a poetA genius, but it’s just this world doesn’t know itShe works on her novel most everydayIf...

Imagine

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist Imagine there’s no heavenIt’s easy if you tryNo hell below usAbove us only skyImagine all the peopleLiving for todayImagine there’s no countriesIt isn’t hard to doNothing to kill or die forAnd no...

Nothing More

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist To be humble, to be kind.It is the giving of the peace in your mind.To a stranger, to a friendTo give in such a way that has no end. We are LoveWe are OneWe are how we treat each other when the day is done.We are PeaceWe are...

I’ve Got Life

Sister Helen's Justice Train Playlist I ain’t got no home, ain’t got no shoesAin’t got no money, ain’t got no classAin’t got no friends, ain’t got no schoolingAin’t got no hurt, ain’t got no jobAin’t got no...