Texas Execution Stayed
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed the execution of Scott Panetti, who had been scheduled for execution in Texas tonight at 6 p.m. CT. H4PJ’s minister of social justice Rev. Jeff Hood had been participating in a prayer vigil outside the prison since Tuesday. Once the stay was announced, he said simply, “God answers prayers.
Read about the stay and the situation here.
We invite you to join us to celebrate our accomplishments this past year, recognize our long-term volunteers, honor the contributions of our interim executive director Jim Mitulski, and look ahead together to the work that lies ahead.
Sunday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Mattito's--Centrum (3102 Oak Lawn)
Fuente Room (upstairs, elevator access)
Fajita buffet, unlimited beverages, beer, wine, and margaritas
$30 per person plus gratuity
(Valet parking available on Cedar Springs or park in the underground garage off Welborn and access Mattito's through the courtyard.)
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by Ray Jordan, H4PJ board member
Once again, the nation has been confronted with the painful reality of race. Once again a line has been drawn that forces Americans to pick a side and defend a position. Once again, we’re reminded that the rhetoric of a post-racial society is simply that, just rhetoric. Once again, we, as a nation, are dared to ask who we really are and what kind of society we really want to be. And once again, we can find ourselves either challenged by the opportunity to be a better people or we can be threatened and thereby retreat into the shadows of apathy and fear. Read MORE...