Grand Island Independent reporter Amy Schweitzer joined us with over 200 other audience members in welcoming Sister Helen Prejean to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in St. Paul Nebraska last night. She wrote about Sister Helen’s talk in an article that appeared in the Independent’s morning edition today, noting, “Prejean told her story of how she became involved in trying to find other solutions to murderers than ‘just imitating them: They kill so we should do what they did?'”
Read the full article here.
In advance of the event last night and another event with Sister Helen tonight in Columbus, several outlets have covered her visit and experience working for death penalty repeal:
The Columbus Telegram: “Sister Helen Prejean to Speak,” August 27, 2013
The Grand Island Independent: “‘Dead Man Walking’ author to speak in St. Paul,” August 20, 2013
Community Sounding Board: Interview with NADP Executive Director Stacy Anderson, September 1, 2013