Pulling Back the Curtain: The Medicalization of Executions

Cathy Harmon-Christian from Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Jayna Hoffacker from Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty talk to Dr. Joel Zivot of Emory University’s School of Medicine about “medicalized” execution methods like lethal injection, and how they really work on the human body.

Mythbusting Capital Punishment

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.

Catholic Social Teaching and Restorative Justice

Hear from Caitlin Morneau, Director of Restorative Justice for Catholic Mobilizing Network, as she discusses restorative justice, Catholic Social Teaching and how we as Catholics can engage in these practices in our communities.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty in Georgia

Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty hosts a discussion on intellectual and developmental disabilities, what Georgia’s standard of proof means for people with disabilities and actions we can all take to work toward the reform of our criminal justice system.

Joining us are Brian Stull, a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project and lead counsel on the Young vs. Georgia case. Additional panelists include Maggie Rousseau (Director of Disabilities Ministry) and Jayna Hoffacker (Director of Restorative Justice Ministry) of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and Frank Mulcahy, Executive Director of the Georgia Catholic Conference.

Not in Our Name: The Road to Abolishing the Death Penalty in Georgia

Frank Mulcahy, Executive Director of the Georgia Catholic Conference, and Representative Scott Holcomb, 81st District of Georgia’s House, discuss the current legislative landscape and what roads we can take to work toward abolition of the death penalty in our state.


Stations of the Cross for Victims of State Violence

Join us as we 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. Bishop Bernard E. Shlesinger, III, auxiliary bishop of Atlanta, presides. Click here to download the worship aid.

A Mercy & Action Prayer Service for World Day Against the Death Penalty

Join Georgia Catholics Against the Death Penalty and the Archdiocese of Atlanta for prayer and reflection on our Gospel call to promote mercy and justice. To take action, visit gacadp.org/action to see what you can do to end the death penalty in our state and country.

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