The Death Penalty Nun
This week Nebraska became the nineteenth state to abolish the death penalty, bringing to mind this 2006 biography of Sister Helen Prejean.
Sister Helen Prejean is a Roman Catholic nun who became an activist for abolition of the death penalty after serving a spiritual advisor to a death row inmate. She chronicled her experience in the book Dead Man Walking, later made into a major motion picture, and her advocacy led to an official change in the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. This video was produced in 2006, when Sister Helen was a speaker at Trinity Institute National Theological Conference.