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Next up in the Pulling Back the Curtain Webinar Series

We continue this series with our discussion on The Legal Labyrinth of Capital Cases. Patrick Mulvaney, Director of Capital Litigation for the Southern Center for Human Rights, will walk us through the complicated legal processes of death penalty cases.

Pulling Back the Curtain Webinar Series

Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty are proud to present Pulling Back the Curtain, a webinar series on the death penalty. Throughout this series, we will examine the facts and myths of the death penalty in light of the curtain of secrecy the state draws around this process.

Good Friday Reflection

Today, on Good Friday, we enter into the stillness and somberness of the mystery of the Cross. We pause to keep watch and pray and gaze upon the face our bruised and battered God. A God who willingly gave of himself on this disgraceful instrument of torture and brutality.

Vigils Scheduled for Willie Pye

Clemency has been denied to Willie Pye by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. Please consider joining with Georgians of all faiths at one of the vigils throughout the state on Wednesday, March 20.

Archbishop Hartmayer asks for clemency for Willie Pye

On March 7, Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., wrote to the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to ask for clemency for death row inmate Willie James Pye.

Action Alert – Stop the Execution of Willie Pye

Please take action today to send a message to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles that Georgians value the lives of all, especially the most vulnerable. Sign the petition to grant clemency and stop the execution of Willie James Pye.

Execution Date Set for Willie James Pye

The state of Georgia announced that Willie James Pye is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. If carried out, this will be the first execution in Georgia in over four years.

HB 1014 Action Alert

House Bill 1014 was recently introduced by Representative Bill Werkheiser. This important piece of legislation would (1) lower the standard of proof for intellectual disability and (2) remove the determination of intellectual disability from the guilt phase of a trial.

Journey of Hope Speakers’ Tour

Join Georgians for Alternatives Against the Death Penalty for the 30th Anniversary Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing Speakers’ Tour. Events will be taking place across the state from January 26 through February 6.

Georgia bishops sign faith leaders’ letter

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., and Atlanta’s auxiliary bishops are joining other interfaith leaders to ask Georgia lawmakers to change the standard of proof for those with intellectual disabilities in capital cases.