October 8, 2015
DALLAS (SMU) – SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program will co-host a weekend conference focused on replacing capital punishment with what program director Rick Halperin describes as “more peaceful and restorative justice.”
The SMU program will join the organization Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing in mounting the conference to support “World Day Against the Death Penalty” Saturday, Oct. 10.
Featured speakers will include murder victims’ family members opposed to the death penalty and former death row inmates exonerated after being found innocent. “These are people who know firsthand the horrors of murder and have moved beyond the urge for revenge,” says Halperin. “They’ve taken the harder road of forgiveness and healing.”
Here is an overview of conference events to be held on the SMU campus:
For more details about the conference, visit www.smu.edu/humanrights or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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