DePaul hosts Death Penalty programming

In the week of April 22-29, 2015, Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., activist and author of Dead Man Walking, will once again visit DePaul for a week’s worth of programming inspired by her work against the use of the death penalty in the United States. Departments from around the university will host panel discussions, class activities, and performances on the topic of death penalty abolition and Sister Helen’s novel. Events include conversations with the Catholic Studies department, the College of Law, the Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies department, and the social work department. For more information, click here.
Want more information?  Read more about ACCU member colleges’ work on the issue of the death penalty and see a compiled list of resources.

Resources on the Death Penalty

The USCCB’s Office on Human Life and Dignity provides news, legislative materials, and educational materials regarding the death penalty on their website.

The Community of Sant’Egidio is a Catholic Lay Community dedicated to peacemaking. As part of its mission to promote peace in the world, this organization stands in opposition to the death penalty. Visit its website to find out more.

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, is one of the world’s leading advocates against the death penalty. She is the author of several books on this topic, including Dead Man Walking, which became a major motion picture. Visit her website to find out more about her life and work.

The website of Pax Christi International on the Death Penalty shows some of the work this international Catholic peace movement is doing to combat the death penalty.

Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) proclaims the Church’s unconditional pro-life teaching and its application to capital punishment and restorative justice. Visit their website to find resources specific to college campuses.

The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization which provides analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. Their activities include preparing reports, conducting briefings for journalists, and serving as a resource to those working on this issue. See their website for more information.