Sister Helen Prejean will join other faith leaders to discuss the death penalty in the United States.

Sister Helen Prejean speaks at death penalty event in Atlanta

Sister Helen Prejean will join other faith leaders on Thursday for a forum on the death penalty in the United States.

Prejean is the author of “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, ” which was developed into a movie starring Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen and Sean Penn as a death row inmate. 

The forum will be followed by a reception and book signing of “A Case for Life: Justice, Mercy, and the Death Penalty.” 

This event will be held at  Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, N.W.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for registration and book sales.

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The event begins at 7 p.m. with Prejean speaking at 7:30 p.m. The panel discussion starts at 8:10 p.m.

Panelists include Bishop Robert Wright of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta ; Susan Casey, appeals attorney for Kelly Gissendaner ; and Justice Norman S. Fletcher, retired chief justice, Supreme Court of Georgia.

Registration is suggested.

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