06/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Sister Helen Prejean, of Dead Man Walking fame, on a Kinder Christianity (Video)

Sister Helen Prejean

My interview with Sister Helen Prejean.

The nun behind Dead Man Walking, the best-selling book and movie (in which she was played by Susan Sarandon) offers a Christianity that's about mercy, compassion, forgiveness, humor -- a Christianity that simultaneously transcends and directly engages politics. Because life's too short, and precious, for judgment or class warfare!

"It's all about waking up," Sister Helen says. Amen to that!

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Walk the Talk Show: Sister Helen Prejean from Alex King & Mito Media.

Shot on location at Naropa University - Boulder Colorado