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Page 4 September 12, 1998 Sister Helen Prejean to address religious communities on death penalty Sister Helen Prejean, author of 'Dead Following the conference, the annual Man Walking,' will speak at a death penalty banquet of the coalition will be held at conference for people of faith held from 9 6:30 p.m. at St. John Catholic Center in a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 at Sec- Little Rock. The speaker wilI be Pat Bane, ond Presbyterian Church in, Little Rock. director of Murder Victims Families for The conference called Envisioning a Reconciliation. The banquet will honor World Without Violence: Organizing the Father Lou Franz, CM, former pastor in Religious Community Against the Death Star City and Grady and founder of Ar- Penalty was organized by Buddhist, Chris- kansas Churches for Life, a fund to help dan, Jewish and Unitarian-Universalist cover legal fees for death row inmates. members. Workshops will be held through- Father Franz attracted statewide atten- out the day on supporting murder victims' tion by trying to unsuccessfully block the families, using the Bible to talk about the execution of Ronald Gene Simmons in death penalty and how to use SisterHelen s 1989. Father Franz has lived in Page, book in study groups. At the adjou,rnment, Ariz., since 1994. For tickets, call the the movie based on Sister Helen s book Social Action Office at (501) 664-0340 will be shown. The conference is sponsored by Sept. 24. by the Arkansas Interfaith Conference and Sister Helen also will speak from 7-9:30 the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 at the Oasis Renewal Death Penalty. The registration fee is $15 Center in Little Rock. She will present and includes lunch, her journey to writing her book. The $25 To register, send name and fee to Dave fee covers an informal book signing and Rickard, 315 Auburn Drive, Little Rock, reception. For more information, call the AR 72205. The deadline is Sept. 24. Oasis Renewal Center at (501) 225-6890. An Arkansas chapter of the Catholic A half