Thursday, December 16, 2010

Death Penalty Dialogue

A very interesting panel dialogue on the death penalty will be taking place in Houston soon. Details here:
On January 18, 2011, a panel of Houston’s religious leaders will participate in “The Dialogue of Religious Leaders on the Death Penalty” at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall in downtown Houston. This unprecedented event precedes the Houston Grand Opera’s performances of the award-winning Dead Man Walking Opera January 22- February 7, 2011.

Please join us for this special event aimed at heightening the awareness of death penalty issues in Houston and starting the conversation that moves us forward.

Details: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 7:30pm – Free Event with RSVP (RSVP Below!)
Location: Zilkha Hall (Hobby Center); Houston, Texas

Panelists:
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (Catholic)
Bishop Janice Huie (United Methodist)
Bishop Mike Rinehart (Lutheran Synod)
Rabbi David Lyon (Jewish)
Reverend Andy Cole (Presbyterian)
Reverend Harvey Clemons, Jr (Baptist)

Moderators:
Sr. Helen Prejean, csj (Author, Dead Man Walking)
Vicki Schieber (Board Chair and Spokesperson for Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights)

Question & Answer session moderators:
Msgr. Frank Rossi
Fr. Gene Kelly

Sponsors:
Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Dominican Sisters of Houston
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
5th Ward Coalition of Churches
Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
StandDown Texas Project

2 comments:

Mike the Geek said...

No offense, but it sounds like a rather one-sided "dialogue..."

dudleysharp said...

My gueess is that all of the panelists are anti death penalty.

A 50-50 split of anti vs pro death penalty folks will end up with a dominant pro death penalty side.

In this type of forum, with the 4 anti death penalty moderators, and the nature of the event, this will be the normal anti death penalty indoctrination, as opposed to a fully informed and balanced presentation.