Catholicism and Capital Punishment
March 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Please join us for an online conversation about the intersection of faith and the death penalty. Our panelists will share their personal experiences with the capital punishment system. A Question and Answer session will follow.
Vicki and Syl Schieber’s daughter, Shannon, was murdered by the Center City Rapist in Philadelphia. Their personal tragedy moved them to travel across the country advocating for abolition of the death penalty.
Kirk Bloodsworth was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of nine-year-old Dawn Hamilton. He spent over eight years on death row before the emerging science of DNA fingerprinting proved that he was not the killer.
The Honorable Frank Ryan has a vision of a Pennsylvania that no longer claims the power to execute its citizens. He represents the 101st Legislative District of Pennsylvania and is sponsoring a bill to end capital punishment.
This is a free event and members of the public are encouraged to attend.