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Sister Helen Prejean

The Unique Value of Women's Faith-Rooted Leadership

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

We invite others and lift them up. We listen and learn, rooted in the communities that sustain us, driven by our personal stories of heartbreak and resilience, carrying the wisdom of our ancestors, the urgency of today, and imagination for a better future.

Why Life Sentences for Juveniles Is All of Our Business

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 02.02.2017 | Black Voices
Jeanne Bishop

I finally sat down to read a recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion on an important issue: are all prisoners serving mandatory sentences of life without parole for crimes they committed as juveniles entitled to new sentences based on an earlier ruling that such sentences constitute unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment?

Why Susan Sarandon Is Apologizing To Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

With just days before a death row inmate's scheduled execution, activist and actress Susan Sarandon makes an impassioned plea to save Richard Glossip'...

Susan Sarandon Fights To Save Death Row Inmate’s Life Days Before Execution

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Just days before a death row inmate's scheduled execution, Susan Sarandon makes an impassioned plea on Monday's episode of Dr. Phil to save the life o...

Michael McLaughlin

Tsarnaev Allegedly Apologizes To Nun For Bombing: 'No One Deserves To Suffer' | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Crime

BOSTON -- Dzhokhar Tsarnaev expressed remorse for the violence he and his brother unleashed two years ago that killed four people and wounded 264 othe...

'Dead Man Walking' Nun Slams Death Penalty As 'Botched System'

CNN | Moni Basu | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) -- Sister Helen Prejean blasts the air-conditioner in her champagne-colored Toyota Corolla, the back bumper held up with ...

The Intersection of Murder, Art, and Opera

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

I have been reading with interest the many articles and comments about the controversial decision by Peter Gelb of the Metropolitan Opera to cancel th...

Opera Uncensored

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Rock 'n roll music on the radio. Blood-curdling screams. Gunshots. Children's laughter replaced by inmates shouting, "Bitch!" A prison guard shouting,...

From Death Row to Restorative Justice

Marina Cantacuzino | Posted 01.29.2014 | Crime
Marina Cantacuzino

Restorative justice is a system that fundamentally views crime as injury rather than wrong-doing, and justice as healing rather than punishment. Whilst visiting New York, Minneapolis, Hawaii and Texas I've uncovered some remarkable US-based programs that bear this out.

Matt Sledge

Sister Helen Prejean Stumps For Anti-Death Penalty Proposition | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- California voters will decide next month whether to outlaw capital punishment in their state. With the latest poll showing death penalty a...

From "The Book of Josie" and Beyond: Chatting with Tim Robbins Plus His New EPK

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Tuesday, July 19th, marks Tim Robbins' debut on Savoy's 429 Records with his brand new solo album.

'Dead Man Walking' Nun Donates Papers To DePaul | Manya Brachear | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

DePaul University today unveiled the personal archives of Sister Helen Prejean, the outspoken New Orleans nun and author who became one of the nation'...