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  • Sister Helen Prejean and Bryan Stevenson on the Death Penalty
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    Death Penalty and Criminal Justice

    Bryan Stevenson talked about the death penalty and the U.S. criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson, the author of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, spoke with Sister Helen…

  • NonViolence in the 21st Century
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    Non-Violence in the 21st Century

    The Dalai Lama, Helen Prejean, and Vincent Harding, who wrote speeches for Martin Luther King, discussed religion, violence, and the death penalty.

  • Interfaith Gathering
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    Interfaith Gathering

    As a prelude to the opening of the Democratic National Convention, religious leaders led an interfaith service for delegates in the convention center. Bishop Charles E. Blake, West Angeles…

  • After Words with Helen Prejean
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    After Words with Helen Prejean

    Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Victoria Toensing interviewed Sister Helen Prejean about her book The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions, published by…

  • emDead Man Walkingem
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    Dead Man Walking

    Sister Prejean talked about her book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, published by Vintage Books. The book is a Catholic nun’s…

  • Death Penalty
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    Death Penalty

    Sister Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking, talked about her position on capital punishment. She outlined how her experiences with death row inmates have shaped her opposition to the…

  • Justice Brennan Profile
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    Justice Brennan Profile

    The life and career of Justice Brennan, who died last week at the age of 91, is profiled. Justice Brennan served on the Court for 33 years following his appointment by President Eisenhower.…

  • Crime Control and Enforcement Act
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    Crime Control and Enforcement Act

    Members of the subcommittee and freshman members of the Judiciary Committee made opening statements, after which Mr. Heyman testified on the proposed crime legislation. Issues included the…