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Conservative groups continue to question the death penalty

Marc at Tea PartyMarc Hyden of EJUSA’s Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty project (CCATDP) is in the Florida panhandle this week giving three presentations at local conservative, liberty, and tea party clubs.

The audience was so engaged after his talk with the Bay Patriots in Panama City on Tuesday, they stayed for an extra hour to participate in Q & A and continue the discussion.

CCATDP staff members have been doing these kinds of presentations since their founding in early 2013, but lately, they’ve been in extremely high demand, appearing on television, being interviewed over the airwaves, and getting quoted in newspaper articles.

Just last weekend, Marc’s op-ed in the Pensacola News Journal marked the 500th media hit of stories either written about or sparked by CCATDP.

Community Book Clubs to mark the 3rd anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis

IATD Discussion and Study GuideSeptember 21st will mark the three-year anniversary of Troy Davis’ death. The world watched as his extremely controversial execution took place, despite overwhelming doubt of his guilt.

To mark this year’s anniversary, EJUSA is co-sponsoring Community Book Clubs – an effort to have small groups read the book I Am Troy Davis and to hold discussions about the book, Davis’ case, the death penalty, and the criminal justice system as a whole.

We have again teamed up with Amnesty International USA, the NAACP, I Am Troy Davis author Jen Marlowe, and publishers Haymarket Books to release an updated version of the I Am Troy Davis Discussion and Study Guide with new discussion questions, updated action suggestions, and current information about the death penalty in the U.S.

EJUSA to headline at the CCDA Conference

Billy and ShaneEJUSA 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.

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