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very different people who all share one perspective – that the death penalty is broken, can’t be fixed, and should be repealed in Nebraska and elsewhere.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.
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On Friday, April 26th students, faculty, staff, Jesuits and members from the Omaha community came together for an afternoon of solidarity, community, sustainability — marching together in union to bring awareness for climate change in our world.
The group walked and marched for 1.5 miles and was welcomed by the Omaha streets with waving, peace signs, and honks to support our cause.
Check out our pictures from the event!