Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Natalie Longwell, West End Strategy Team, (202) 776-7700, [email protected]




Washington National Cathedral to Convene Religious Leaders for Dialogue on the Death Penalty 

Interfaith panel will be moderated by EJ Dionne Jr, feature arias from Washington National Opera

WASHINGTON, D.C – Washington National Cathedral will host an interfaith panel of national religious leaders to discuss their perspectives on the death penalty, and America’s use of capital punishment, on Monday, February 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The panel will be introduced by death penalty abolition activist Sister Helen Prejean and moderated by Washington Post political columnist E.J Dionne, Jr. The program will include arias from the opera adaptation of Prejean’s 1993 nonfiction book Dead Man Walking, which will run at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from February 25-March 11. The event is co-sponsored by Catholic Mobilizing Network, Washington National Opera and the Equitas Foundation.

Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty” is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested.

WHAT: Dead Man Walking: Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty

WHEN: Monday, February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW


Sister Helen Prejean, Moderator, national advocate against the death penalty, author of Dead Man Walking

E.J. Dionne, Jr., Moderator, political columnist for The Washington Post

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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

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

Rev. Gabriel Salguero, Founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, Pastor of Lambs Church

Rabbi Hannah Goldstein, Associate Rabbi at Temple Sinai




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