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NADP Update September 19th, 2013

Have you registered to attend our annual reception and silent auction next Thursday, September 26?

Register online now, or you’ll miss out on hearing a truly powerful speaker share his personal story of forgiveness and healing.

After Bud Welch’s daughter Julie was killed in the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building in April of 1995, Bud wanted nothing more than to see Timothy McVeigh dead.

For many months, Bud suffered under the weight of the loss of his daughter and his crippling hatred of the man responsible for her death. But then, when he could take it no more, Bud realized that it was hatred and revenge like his own that had caused Julie’s death in the first place.

“I had to do something different, because what I was doing wasn’t working.”

Since then, Bud has spoken out actively against the death penalty and helped many other victims of violence find forgiveness and reconciliation. Take some time next Wednesday, the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, to keep victims of homicide and their families in your thoughts.

Then, find out how you can hear Bud’s story for yourself and support healing for victims’ families next Thursday at our annual reception and silent auction.

This weekend, take a closer look at the numerous other problems surrounding the death penalty on the anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis.

Finally, take action by sharing Sister Helen Prejean’s message for Nebraskans with your friends and family.

Towards justice, Tim On behalf of all of NADP


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