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Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

One hundred lucky Nebraskans got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend an entire day listening to and talking with Sister Helen Prejean, one our movement's most formidable forces.

Sister Helen set out to light a fire in the hearts and minds of those who gathered at the beautiful Saint Benedict Center in Schuyler. She spent the morning speaking about her own awakening to the need to work for social justice for everyone, and about her early work living with the poor with the Congregation of St. Joseph in New Orleans.

The afternoon provided an opportunity for the group to explore what Sister Helen refers to as the “two arms of the cross” through a discussion of her work with both death row inmates and their families, as well as the families of those who have been lost to homicide. She has had many up-close and personal experiences with the failings of the death penalty and the damage it causes to everyone involved.

Sister Helen called on each individual to find the fire within them that leads us to work for an end our state’s broken death penalty system, and we invite you put that passion to work!


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