This Lent, we will pray the Stations of the Cross for all victims of state violence, and reflect on the parallels between our modern criminal legal system and Christ’s own unjust conviction and execution.
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Patrick Mulvaney, Director of Capital Litigation from Southern Center for Human Rights, and Sharon Wright-Weeks, sister of Brenda Wright Lafferty and aunt of Erica Lane Lafferty who were murdered in 1984, share their stories and dismantle the myths of capital punishment.
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In September, Pope Francis asked all people of good will to mobilize to abolish the death penalty. Now is the time for Georgia Catholics to mobilize for the protection of human life and dignity in our laws.
https://gacadp.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Pope-Francis.jpg480640Jayna Hoffackerhttps://gacadp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/gacadp-logo-v2-300x84.pngJayna Hoffacker2022-09-06 12:04:442022-09-06 12:11:49Pope Francis prays to end the death penalty
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On January 25th, Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty hosted a webinar entitled “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty.” The webinar featured Brian Stull, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project and lead counsel on the Young vs. Georgia case, a case which may be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court and seeks to challenge Georgia’s unreasonably high burden of proving intellectual disability. Additional panelists include Maggie Rousseau (Director of Disabilities Ministry) and Jayna Hoffacker (Associate Director of Justice and Peace Ministries) of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and Frank Mulcahy, Executive Director of the Georgia Catholic Conference.
We invite you to watch a replay of the webinar here:
As always, we appreciate your feedback. If you participated in the webinar online, or watched the replay, please take a moment to fill out a short evaluation and let us know what you thought of the webinar.
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Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty (GACADP) exists to promote a spirituality of respect for life that encompasses victims of violent crime as well as those at risk of execution for capital offenses.