Public Programs & Outreach

Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

Monday, February 6, 2017 | 7:00pm

Join Washington National Cathedral, Catholic Mobilizing Network and Washington National Opera for a powerful evening of music and reflection from today's diverse faith leaders. Moderated by Sr. Helen Prejean, author of the book Dead Man Walking, and EJ Dionne, Jr., political columnist for The Washington Post, this event brings six of the nation’s religious leaders together to discuss their perspectives on the death penalty in the only western democracy to use it. The program will include arias from Dead Man Walking, which will run at the Kennedy Center from February 25 – March 11.

Panelists include:

Bishop Frank Dewane – Diocese of Venice, Florida, Chair of the Justice, Peace and Human Development Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Imam Yahya Hendi – Muslim Chaplain at Georgetown University, Imam of the Islamic Society of Frederick and National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD

Dr. Uma Mysorekar – President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America

Bishop Mariann Budde – Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Rev. Gabriel Salguero – Founder of the National Latino evangelical Coalition and Pastor of Lambs Church in New York City

Rabbi Hannah Goldstein – Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai, in Washington, DC with emphasis on social justice work and education for all ages

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  • Dates Offered
    • February 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm