Faith Initiative Corner

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The Faith Initiative of the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death InterfaithPenalty brings together Coalition members from a variety of faiths whose faith shapes their position on repealing the death penalty. Faith Initiative members educate people about the ways their faith supports ending the death penalty in NH and the U.S. Actions of the Faith Initiative are consistent with the Coalition’s overarching mission of providing public education about the death penalty.

The Faith Initiative’s educational actions include a Speaker’s List of people with various religious beliefs and different personal and professional backgrounds who are available to lead local discussions on the death penalty.

Speakers address:

  • The impact of the death penalty on murder victim family members;
  • The moral choices implicated when government spends millions of dollars on the death penalty while cutting basic services to the most vulnerable in our society;
  • The government’s role in killing its citizens, rather than allowing them to further develop their humanity.

Speakers also address faith-based Action Steps to end the death penalty.

Speaker can be arranged for local groups of any size. Here is a sample schedule for a larger group workshop. Call and we can help you plan how to engage your group or best use our speakers.

Sample Speaker Agenda

To arrange a workshop or schedule a speaker, please contact Ray Bilodeau, Community Organizer for the NH Coalition at rbilodeau@nodeathpenaltynh.org or call 603-969-9177.

 

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