Acclaimed writer, activist and spiritual leader Sister Helen Prejean's Seattle appearance at an event co-presented by Elliott Bay and Seattle University's School for Theology and Ministry was one of last fall's highlights, and we're delighted that she'll be among us once again, this time virtually. On May 22, she'll she'll speak and answer questions about her memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey via an online event presented by Town Hall Seattle and Seattle University. We were part of Sr. Helen Prejean's initial book tour for her first book, Dead Man Walking, and on many occasions for her subsequent books. We look forward to joining her again and hope you'll be with us.
Register here for her event, which is presented free, though donations are requested to support the work of Town Hall: REGISTER
Thanks to a generous gift from Sr. Helen Prejean, Elliott Bay is able to offer a limited number of free copies of either River of Fire or Dead Man Walking. Quantities are limited. Request a copy here: River of Fire or Dead Man Walking
Helen Prejean, CSJ, is the author of the national bestseller Dead Man Walking and other books. A member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, she has appeared on 60 Minutes, Frontline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC's World News Tonight, The Rachel Maddow Show, Democracy Now!, Crossfire, NBC's special series on the death penalty, and NPR's All Things Considered, and has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Review of Books.
Sister Helen Prejean has been hailed as the nation’s foremost leader in efforts to abolish the death penalty. Her work as an activist nun, campaigning to educate Americans about the inhumanity of the death penalty, is known to millions worldwide. Sister Prejean joins us at Town Hall for a reflection on her growth as a spiritual leader and her relationships with friends, fellow nuns, and mentors who have shaped her over the years. With stories from her book River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey, she recalls pivotal moments that urged her to action, redirecting her focus from praying for God to solve the world’s problems to engaging full-tilt in working to transform societal injustices. With unmistakable heart and candor, Sister Prejean offers us a glimpse into her living exploration of faith and spirituality, doubt and belief, purpose and passion.
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