World Day Against the Death Penalty is Tuesday, October 10. Join us in the morning for an in person prayer service at the Georgia State Capitol, or participate in a virtual prayer call in the evening.
Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger, III, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta, will celebrate a virtual prayer service on Monday, August 14 in observance of the Memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, patron saint of prisoners and the pro-life movement.
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.
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.
Join us to hear Sabrina Butler-Smith share her story of wrongful conviction, six years of imprisonment and nearly three years spent on Mississippi’s death row before finally being exonerated in 1995.