"Is God vengeful, demanding a death for a death?  Or is God compassionate, luring souls into love so great that no one can considered 'enemy'?"  Sister Helen Prejean

"Is God vengeful, demanding a death for a death? Or is God compassionate, luring souls into love so great that no one can considered 'enemy'?" Sister Helen Prejean

Democracy Now! speaks with Sister Helen Prejean, whose bestselling book, "Dead Man Walking," was turned into the Academy Award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sister Helen is the founder of Survive, a victims’ advocacy group in New Orleans, she continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but also the families of murder victims. "Dead Man Walking" is the journey of a Catholic nun accompanying inmates sentenced to death and her campaign to abolish the death penalty.

Democracy Now! speaks with Sister Helen Prejean, whose bestselling book, "Dead Man Walking," was turned into the Academy Award-winning film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Sister Helen is the founder of Survive, a victims’ advocacy group in New Orleans, she continues to counsel not only inmates on death row, but also the families of murder victims. "Dead Man Walking" is the journey of a Catholic nun accompanying inmates sentenced to death and her campaign to abolish the death penalty.

$1,000 to ROil, Inc., Cape Elizabeth, for 'The Culture of Punishment, from Parenting to Prisons.' A four day symposium featuring workshops, lectures and panel discussions, this project explored the culture of punishment. It featured an original performance by youth from Long Creek Development Center and a keynote from Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.

$1,000 to ROil, Inc., Cape Elizabeth, for 'The Culture of Punishment, from Parenting to Prisons.' A four day symposium featuring workshops, lectures and panel discussions, this project explored the culture of punishment. It featured an original performance by youth from Long Creek Development Center and a keynote from Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking.

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean

(Memoirs/Biography) What if we’re executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O’Dell. Both were convicted of murder on flimsy evidence and executed in spite of numerous appeals. Sister Helen Prejean watched both of them die. As she recounts these men’s cases and takes us through their terrible last moments, Prejean brilliantly dismantles the legal and religious arguments supporting the death penalty.

(Memoirs/Biography) What if we’re executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O’Dell. Both were convicted of murder on flimsy evidence and executed in spite of numerous appeals. Sister Helen Prejean watched both of them die. As she recounts these men’s cases and takes us through their terrible last moments, Prejean brilliantly dismantles the legal and religious arguments supporting the death penalty.

Association Of Catholic Women Bloggers: Dear Sister Helen Prejean you are wrong about Dzho...

Association Of Catholic Women Bloggers: Dear Sister Helen Prejean you are wrong about Dzho...

In this extended web-only interview, Sister Helen Prejean talks about the 20th anniversary of her landmark book "Dead Man Walking," that chronicles her years of anti-death penalty activism. [includes rush transcript]

In this extended web-only interview, Sister Helen Prejean talks about the 20th anniversary of her landmark book "Dead Man Walking," that chronicles her years of anti-death penalty activism. [includes rush transcript]

Sister Helen Prejean & Bill Pelke on Freeing the Death Row Prisoner Who Killed Pelke’s Grandmother

Sister Helen Prejean & Bill Pelke on Freeing the Death Row Prisoner Who Killed Pelke’s Grandmother

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