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.
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.