EJUSA National Organizer Heather Beaudoin will be traveling to Raleigh, North Carolina later this month to attend the Christian Community Development Association’s (CCDA) conference. The annual gathering brings together more than 2,500 young, dynamic faith leaders who are making change in underserved communities around the country. CCDA will hold its first dialogue on the death penalty after EJUSA’s proposal for a workshop was accepted.
The workshop will bring Heather together with Reverend Billy Moore (pictured, left) and will include an overview of the flaws in the death penalty from a Christian perspective and an in-depth look at Moore’s experience of redemption after spending over 16 years on death row.
Read more about Rev. Moore’s story in Heather’s blog post, “No One Is Beyond Redemption,” published last week on Red Letter Christians.
EJUSA will then host a sponsored networking event with Christian activists Shane Claiborne (pictured, right) and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. We have been partnering with Shane and Jonathan – who have both become committed advocates for death penalty repeal – on efforts to reach deeper into Christian communities and share ways people can get involved with EJUSA and state campaigns working on repeal and reform.
In addition to the workshop and networking event, EJUSA will be hosting a table with our longtime allies (and native North Carolinians) Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation. If you or someone you know will be attending CCDA, please stop by and say hello!