Debating the Death Penalty

By Laura Sheehan, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford Wednesday November 5, 2008 A sense of calm permeates our campus, one that is reflected in the stately Georgian brick architecture, the pastoral grounds, and the quiet hum of daily activity. Visitors should not...

Finding Christ on death row

The Catholic Commentator Baton Rouge, LA By Debbie Shelley Assistant Editor During a program sponsored by the St. Joseph Spirituality Center in Baton Rouge, Sister Helen Prejean CSJ tells her story about how her involvement with the poor lead her to become a leading...

Q&A: “I Tell People How the Death Penalty Is Actually Practiced”

Interview with abolition activist Sister Helen Prejean From IPS Inter Press News Service WASHINGTON, Jun 18 (IPS) - For over 20 years, Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun, has worked to educate the public about the death penalty. She has been spiritual adviser...

Advocate nun Prejean visits Jersey City for talk on poverty

by Marc Cicero/The York Street Project The Star-Ledger (online) Wednesday May 7, 2008 “God hides where the poor are.” That was the message delivered by Sister Helen Prejean last week in a talk at the York Street Project in Jersey City, a nonprofit social...

Methodists to honor Helen Prejean

Nun will receive world peace award The Times-Picayune From staff reports Sister Helen Prejean, the Louisiana nun who became one of the country’s most prominent critics of the death penalty, will receive the 2008 World Methodist Peace Award in a ceremony...

Dead Man Walking, The Journey Continues

Sister Helen Prejean Speaks at Ashland University Source: Ashland University Sister Helen has served on the board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty from 1985–1995, and has served as Chairperson of the Board from 1993–1995. She is also a member of...

This I Believe

As heard on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, January 6, 2008. thisibelieve.org I watch what I do to see what I really believe. Belief and faith are not just words. It’s one thing for me to say I’m a Christian, but I have to embody what it means; I have to live it....

U.N. adopts death penalty moratorium

The General Assembly’s nonbinding vote comes despite opposition by U.S., other nations. By Maggie Farley Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDecember 19, 2007 UNITED NATIONS— The General Assembly adopted a moratorium on the death penalty Tuesday, overcoming opposition...