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Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
I've just signed Catholic Mobilizing Network's petition asking President Biden to prioritize ending the Federal death penalty and commute the sentences of those on Federal death row.

Will you please sign?

Here's the comment I left with my signature: Mr. President, in the spirit of boldness with which you are initiating refreshing, transformative, life-changing social policies in our nation, I urge you to use the fullness of the power invested in you to commute every federal death sentence from death to life. Be bold, President Biden! Truly, what would Jesus do?
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
A bill pending in the Florida legislature would bar the state from seeking a death sentence for those with severe mental illnesses:
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Join me on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00-11:30 a.m (Central) for a morning of reflection at the Portiuncula Center for Prayer. I'll be talking about my experience of catching on fire to purpose and passion.

There is a fee for this event and you can register online.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Zimbabwe released at least 320 people from its jails over the weekend in an effort to prevent a new wave of COVID infections:
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
Tennessee legislative committees have advanced a bill that would allow death row prisoners to challenge their sentences on the grounds that have intellectual disability:
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean
I hope you'll join me for the launch of the book 'Full Ecology' by my friends Gary and Mary. I urgently want to see their book find its way into the hands of as many people as possible because I'm so concerned about our planet home being on a Death Watch of its own.

'Fully Ecology' introduces a new dimension of understanding that our separation from nature diminishes our own sense of aliveness. Gary and Mary take us by the hand and lead us deep into connection - connection with the beauty and life forces of the natural world. It's a connection that breathes life anew into our isolated, virtual, “blue screen” fixated lives.

Join me this Earth Day, April 22, 4 pm PST. https://www.wildboundlive.com/events/walkinthewild

Mr. President, in the Spirit of boldness with which you are initiating refreshing, transformative, life-changing social policies in our nation, I urge you to use the power invested in you to commute every federal  death sentence from death to life. Truly, what would Jesus do?

Sister Helen Prejean @helenprejean

I signed the @CMNEndtheDP petition asking @POTUS to end the federal death penalty. Will you join me?

https://catholicsmobilizing.org/biden-end-federal-dp

A jury found Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. The conviction of one individual is a small measure of justice when we have a system that remains plagued with centuries-worth of racism in the law and in practice. I pray that this will be a catalyst for real change.

Nevada’s State Assembly just passed a bill today that would abolish the death penalty! The bill next moves to the State Senate for consideration and then, if it passes the Senate, to the governor. Follow @nvcadp for updates and to get involved!

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This Earth Day, April 22, 4 pm PST, follow Mary M Clare and Gary Ferguson, authors of the new book Full Ecology, on a virtual adventure in America's Wild to uncover the brilliance and promise of our place in the world. Practical and poetic, scientific and spiritual, this cross-geographical adventure offers a chance to stop, reflect, and re-energize our connections to human nature and rediscover the guiding lights that rest in our relationships.

I will be introducing this event because I share Full Ecology’s interest in returning humans to our deep kinship with nature. A Live Q&A will follow the event.
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I’ll be on #Appeal Live with Rep. @ayannapressley this afternoon to talk about how @potus can quickly and permanently end the federal death penalty. 1 pm ET, streaming live on Twitter and Facebook — hope you’ll join us! ...

We have lost one of the anchors of the movement to abolish the death penalty. Bill Pelke passed away yesterday after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. I will have more to say soon about Bill’s incredible legacy of anti-death penalty activism and advocacy for murder victims’ families, but for now my thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow activists. This is a profound loss for our movement. ...

Robert Fisher was wounded in Vietnam and received a Purple Heart medal from President Lyndon Johnson. Today, Robert is in his seventies, suffering with PTSD and other mental health conditions, and preparing for his third re-trial after years on Pennsylvania’s death row. #veteransday ...

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I’m deeply saddened to hear that Justice Ginsburg has passed away. She was a trailblazer in the truest sense. I will always treasure the time I spent with her when the Kennedy Center performed the opera of Dead Man Walking a few years ago. Our nation is the poorer for her loss. ...

I have 10 hardcover copies of Kendi’s deeply rewarding “How to be an Antiracist”. If you would like a copy, donate at least $50 to a bail fund of your choice and send your receipt plus mailing address to rachael@sisterhelen.org. We’ll send a copy to the first 10 people to do. ...

Want to meet me on a Zoom call AND support a great cause? You can even bring along 3 of your friends! Bid now on @Charitybuzz and help @ACLU_SoCal defend and preserve the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and US laws. Search “Sister Helen Prejean” on Charitybuzz.com. Thanks for your support of this incredible organization! ...

This Thursday, I'll be in conversation with Tessie Castillo and Lyle May on Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row. The topic is "Why is it so hard to hold criminal justice actors - law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges - accountable?" There are three following events. Please join us! Link is in my bio. ...

A Message from Sister Helen’s Staff:
Today is Sr. Helen’s birthday! This past year has been full of surprises and moments of grace. It’s good people like you who share Sr. Helen’s hope to see a world without executions that keep her going. Please share any birthday wishes in the comments and we’ll make sure they get to her.
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