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"Courage and Kindness on Death Row"

February 16, 2010

By Thomas Cahill, Author of A Saint on Death Row

 

Famed author Thomas Cahill (How the Irish Saved Civilization, Gifts of the Jews and A Saint on Death Row) pauses in his writing of the Hinges of History series to share this story about a Death Row inmate who was transformed, and, through Cahill’s writing, transforms the reader. Cahill had the unusual experience of forming a friendship with an extraordinary man, Dominique Green, who was a prisoner on Texas Death Row.

 

In this talk, he tells you about his experience and how it changed forever his view of prisoners, as well as his misunderstanding of the way justice operates in our society. This is a story of affirmation, grace, and change. When considering faith-based citizenship in these United States, Cahill awakens our hearts and minds as the discussion of the death penalty continues in Nebraska.

 

Date & Time: Thursday, March 4 at 7pm
Location: Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific Street, Omaha

Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation, Free for Students w/ ID

 

Reserve your tickets by email or at Countryside Church during office hours. Questions? Please contact Cyndi Kugler at cyndik@countrysideucc.org or 402.391.0350 x 121.

This program is part of the 2009-2010 Center for Faith Studies Annual Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

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