On April 20 at 4:00 p.m. Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty (NADP) will sponsor an eye-opening talk at Creighton University’s Harper Auditorium (602 N. 20th Street, Omaha). It will feature three very different people who all share one perspective – that the death penalty is broken, can’t be fixed, and should be repealed in Nebraska and elsewhere. Red Letter Christian activist, writer and speaker Shane Claiborne will address, “The Myth of Redemptive Violence, Who Would Jesus Execute?;” Curtis McCarty will share the heartbreak of spending 21 years on Death Row for a murder he did not commit; Victoria Coward, whose teenage son was shot to death, will explain why so many murder victims’ family members feel abused by the death penalty system. “These three compelling speakers will have people questioning the death penalty like never before,” said Stacy Anderson, NADP Executive Director. “The death penalty system hurts families, risks executing innocents and has people of faith raising questions.” Admission to the event is free, however space is limited. Register here.
Ignatian Advocacy Alerts
Sustainability: The Warming Arctic
04 December 2013 2:52 PM | No Comments
Sierra Club Sadly The Polar Bear Seas, off the coast of Alaska, are in danger: America’s Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the nation. Polar bears now must swim for miles to find food, and Alaska Native communities are finding...Read More
Upcoming Events: Comprehensive Immigration Prayer
02 December 2013 9:50 AM | No Comments
Temple Israel, OTOC, Nebraska Appleseed, CCSJ, various other organizations Rabbi Ariyeh Azriel of Temple Israel, leaders of Omaha Together One Community, Nebraska Appleseed and other organizations will hold a celebration of the 7th day of Hanukkah on Tuesday December 3rd 6:00-6:30 pm on 18th Street...Read More
Economic Justice: Bread for the World
29 November 2013 11:00 AM | No Comments
Bread for the World Congress only has a short window of time to agree on a budget, sequestration replacement, and the farm bill — legislation that has enormous consequences for struggling families at home and abroad. Call your members of Congress and ask them to...Read More
Economic Justice: Affordable and accessible healthcare is essential for life.
27 November 2013 9:44 AM | No Comments
PICO National Network There is a painful chasm in our healthcare coverage system for working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to pay for full insurance. As people of faith, PICO believes all God’s children should have access to...Read More