Faith Education

The Death Penalty Nun

May 26, 2015

This week Nebraska became the nineteenth state to abolish the death penalty, bringing to mind this 2006 biography of Sister Helen Prejean. 

Sister Helen Prejean is a Roman Catholic nun who became an activist for abolition of the death penalty after serving a spiritual advisor to a death row inmate. She chronicled her experience in the book Dead Man Walking, later made into a major motion picture, and her advocacy led to an official change in the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. This video was produced in 2006, when Sister Helen was a speaker at Trinity Institute National Theological Conference. 

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