On Monday, February 6, 2017, CMN, in partnership with Washington National Cathedral, Washington National Opera, and Equitas, hosted a powerful Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty. This event brought together six national religious leaders to discuss their perspectives on the death penalty and the faith-based call to end capital punishment in this country.
The panelists included: Bishop Frank Dewane from the Justice, Peace and Human Development Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; Imam Yahya Hendi from Georgetown University; Dr. Uma Mysorekar from the Hindu Temple Society of North America; Bishop Mariann Budde from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition; and Rabbi Hannah Goldstein from Temple Sinai in Washington, DC.
We invite you to watch the video below to hear each of our speakers articulate their faith tradition's unique call to end the death penalty.