Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life will present “Killing in Our Name: Federal Executions and Pro-life Witness” on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. (EST).
This public dialogue brings together a U.S. Bishop, a Christian pastor and two national advocates for ending capital punishment to explore how the principles of Catholic social thought can offer direction and urgency in ending the death penalty in the United States and worldwide.
The participants include Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville, TX, who is chair-elect of the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, executive director of the Catholic Mobilizing Network; Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty; and Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., executive director of the Ohio Council of Churches. Father Sullivan’s sister was murdered in 1997, yet he rejects the use of the death penalty for the person responsible and is a nationally known death penalty opponent.
Submitted by: Sarah Signorino, director, Mission & Identity