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Sister Helen Prejean: Fighting to end the death penalty

RNZ: Saturday Morning

81 year old Roman Catholic Sister Helen Prejean is a leading American advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, and a spiritual adviser to men and women on Death Row The New Orleans.based Roman Catholic sister is best known as the author of Dead Man Walking, which was made into a film. She is also the subject of a recent documentary, Sister.


26 Feb 2021

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Amanpour: Leopoldo López, Sister Helen Prejean, Chelsea Walsh and the Kanneh-Mason family


Venezuelan opposition activist Leopoldo López joins Christiane Amanpour from exile in Madrid to discuss what the Biden administration’s next steps should be. He explains how their multilateral approach brings hope of a coordinated effort against Nicolas Maduro. Then renowned anti-death penalty campaigner Sister Helen Prejean speaks out on President Trump's unprecedented spree of federal executions before leaving office, and the need for restorative justice. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Chelsea Walsh, a covid crisis travel nurse, about jetting around the country to help those most impacted by this pandemic. She reveals the emotional and physical toll tackling this virus takes on healthcare workers like her. And finally, the multi-talented Kanneh-Mason family reflect on the power of music and play part of their new classical album "Carnival."To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


26 Nov 2020

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Sister Helen Prejean On Fighting The Death Penalty

Fresh Air archive



17 Oct 2020

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1.01 Sister Helen Prejean

Tour De Femme

Welcome to the first episode! The first religion we are exploring in this podcast is Catholicism with a three part series. In this episode we talk to Kelly and Christina, long time friends of mine who were raised Catholic, went to a ~liberal~ all girls catholic school, but don't necessarily agree with the entire doctrine of the church - prop 8 anyone?


19 Jul 2020

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Sr Helen Prejean Made for Love Part 2

Agape Ministries Podcast

Can you imagine the deep peace and sense of satisfaction that comes from believing that God is using you, as a channel of forgiveness and reconciliation?Through forgiveness, God is saying that human sin is more a wound to be healed than a crime to be punished."Goodness and Mercy all my life will surely follow me, and in Gods house, forevermore my dwelling place shall be".   Psalm 23.ShalomArchie


23 Jun 2020

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Sr Helen Prejean Made for Love Part1

Agape Ministries Podcast

It's all about Human Progress and our Super Human PotentialWe are in the midst of a global pandemic and there is a very real need for global collaboration and cooperation. But can you really collaborate with people you just don't trust?    Jesus says Yes  ( Matthew 5:44-48).  Sr Helen Prejean heard these words of Jesus and put them into practice and by doing so was making the world a kinder and more forgiving place.Hear how this ordinary little nun allowed the supernatural power of forgiveness and compassion to flow through her, and helped her see the best in someone that others despised.


16 Jun 2020

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Sister Helen Prejean and the Death Penalty: Decades of Fighting Capital Punishment

DePaul Download

Sister Helen Prejean has dedicated her life to opposing the death penalty after she witnessed an execution in her home state of Louisiana. Her efforts have sparked a national dialogue on capital punishment and she has helped shape the Catholic Church’s position on the topic. In 2011, she donated her personal archives to the university to help the DePaul community continue to learn from her work. On this episode of DePaul Download, Sister Helen talks about life’s work and what keeps her going. 


26 May 2020

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Sister Helen Prejean On Witnessing Executions: "I Couldn't Let Them Die Alone"

Fresh Air archive



23 May 2020

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Sr. Helen Prejean on the Death Penalty, Prison Ministry, and the Impacts of COVID-19

Bridge Builder Podcast

In today’s episode, we speak with Sr. Helen Prejean, known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. Sr. Helen Prejean has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment.She is a Sister of St. Joseph and the force behind the organization “Ministry Against the Death Penalty”. Many of our listeners will be familiar with her book, which was later turned into a movie, “Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States”.In our mailbag segment, we’re covering a question about an abortion lawsuit in Minnesota.And stick around for the bricklayer segment for details on resources from Pope Francis that can help you mark the 5th Anniversary of Laudato si’ his letter on caring for our common home.


20 May 2020

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The Quarantine Tapes 023: Sister Helen Prejean

The Quarantine Tapes

Sister Helen Prejean is no stranger to the prison system and has worked tirelessly to fight the death penalty in the US, most notably with her book "Dead Man Walking". That book ignited a national debate on capital punishment and spawned an Academy Award winning movie, a play, and an opera.Sister Helen continues to fight many battles for social justice. Her attention is now focused on fighting the Federal Bureau of Prisons, urging them to improve living conditions for inmates during this Pandemic.


22 Apr 2020