November 2nd, 2013
Can We Afford the Death Penalty?
October 11th, 2013
The Journey Towards Justice: Bestselling author Sister Helen Prejean speaking in Spokane, Dead Man Walking—the Journey Continues, preceded by the one act play “Dead Man Walking"
The cast of Dead Man Walking play (Spokane college students and community members) with Sister Helen Prejean before their performance
Rehearsing the part of Matthew Poncelet with student actor Patrick Ostrander
Sister Helen Prejean with the staff of Fellowship of Peace Foundation
The presentation of Dead Man Walking (the one-act play performed by Spokane students and community members) will be followed by Sr. Helen Prejean addressing the audience on the subject.This is a free event open to the public, promoting awareness on the Death Penalty and the need for its repeal in Washington State. Open seating. (See below for reserved seating)In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean was asked to correspond with a Death row inmate. After witnessing his execution by electric chair she wrote the powerful account of her experience in the bestselling book, Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness account of the Death Penalty in the United States. Tim Robbins adapted the book into a movie and a play for high schools and colleges.Since then, Sister Helen has divided her time between educating citizens about the death penalty and counseling individual death row prisoners. She has accompanied six men to their deaths. In doing so, she began to suspect that some of those executed were not guilty. This realization inspired her second book, The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions. She is presently at work on another book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey.Sister Helen Prejean will be signing books after the program (books will be available to purchase on site). Contributions are gratefully accepted in any amount. To be listed as a sponsor, reserve a seat, or to find out more on how to be invited to the private reception, contact Fellowship Of Peace Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 3rd-21st, 2013
The Foundation is currently working on collecting donations to fund this year's Peace Journey across Washington state. Donations of $16.00 or $11.00 will receive a bracelet with bookmark or a set of 6 cards respectively (shipping and handling included). You can donate here (Paypal button located at top of the page) or email us for more information.
Peace Journey Walk to End the Death Penalty
Hello friends, activists, and fellow compassionate beings wishing to create a peaceful world:
We are reaching out to all with this opportunity to participate in the Peace Journey happening here in WA State. Its purpose is to draw attention to the failure of the Death Penalty system; not only on the factual level, but as a tool designed to preserve our humanity it has only taken us further away...
This Journey is a walk/drive beginning from Spokane and traveling across the state to the final destination, Olympia. It begins on Sept. 3, 2013, walking out of Spokane, and will end on September 21st at the state capital.
(The Peace Journey will travel 18 ½ days, symbolizing Kerry Lyn's journey through the system, waiting on death row for her first appeal still; 18 ½ years after being convicted in 1995. Her story and our goal for her exoneration will be carried with me on this walk.) http://kerrylyndalton.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2011-01-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=4
The focus is on ending the Death Penalty walking in connection with Mother Earth, through peaceful gatherings, fellowshipping with folks along the way, & speaking in communities; all held in line with compassion and respect for all beings.
You can be a part of this Journey in many different ways;
from walking with us the entire trip (the goal in miles is at least walking 185 of the 350+ trip),
to walking one day, or meeting us en route for a meal or evening or such, supply us with contacts along the route for places to speak,
and of course we highly value your keeping this Journey in your hearts with positive thoughts going out to create as much good as possible from the efforts being extended!
The route will begin by heading to Cheney, Ritzville, then down towards Walla Walla, stopping in Tri-cities.
WA State Penitentiary is in Walla Walla, so we will be visiting the facility for a peaceful gathering to hold in our thoughts and words not only the 8 men on Death Row, but also all the residents of the prison, and all of the staff. There will be local community involved with the Journey and we plan to be in WW for two days. This is NOT a demonstration or protest, it is a gathering in support of compassion and respect for human life and dignity for every one. We are not against those employed at WSP, nor the penal system, rather we are in support of positive change which would benefit everyone.
From Walla Walla the Journey will head towards Yakima, up through Ellensburg, Cle Elum, over to North Bend, Issaquah, Seattle, Kent/Burien, Auburn/Federal Way/Des Moines, Tacoma, and landing in Olympia on day 18 1/2.
Please do email us back with your interests for this Journey (walk, donate, drive, etc) so we can coordinate the schedule and meet the needs for a safe successful Journey
From Fellowship Of Peace, we thank you all for your caring hearts and desires for our peaceful world, and we look forward to experiencing this Journey with you!
Victoria, Corin, Adriel, Adam (and on behalf of Kerry Lyn).
Donations accepted through the Paypal. Thank you gifts for contributions can be seen at any of these sites:
(or contact us at FellowshipOfPeaceFoundation@gmail.com All contributions go towards gas, food, camping accommodations for the Peace Jo
Peace Journey Fundraiser
Join the Journey ~ September 3 – 21st, 2013
$15.00 for 1 bracelet + $1.50 shipping $40.00 for 3 bracelets + $3.00 shippingEach Peace Journey Bracelet is beaded with the pattern to represent the 142 persons exonerated from Death Rows in the U.S.A. since 1972. (Explanation: a turquoise bracelet will have seven terra cotta beads spaced as 1 for one hundred, 4 for forty, and 2 = 142. The opposite for a terra cotta bracelet.) **Indicate your choice of predominately turquoise or terra cotta beading.An iridescent black Swarovski Crystal (6 mm) commemorates Troy Davis, who was executed Sept. 21st, 2011, although there were serious doubts about his actual guilt. The pink Swarovski Crystal (6 mm) cut in butterfly shape represents Kerry Lyn Dalton’s hope for freedom; a wrongfully convicted woman still on Death Row after 18 ½ years. The tiny silver key charm reminds us that “the Truth shall set us free”These beautiful handcrafted bracelets were strung with size 6/0 Toho beads, in Turquoise and Terra Cotta, on jewelry elastic for convenience and durability.You also receive this fantastic bookmark with braided tassel, decorated with beads and tiny key charm. It has the reference of the facts your bracelet represents on one side, and the Hafiz poem on the other will inspire you to participate in honoring life. Each bookmark is individually handcrafted and laminated.**One bookmark comes with each bracelet ordered.Peace Journey Bracelet and book marker were inspired by the need to abolish the barbaric act of the Death Penalty, and with the dedicated hearts of those working to save Kerry Dalton. Kerry is an innocent woman currently living on Death Row in California. Her sister will be taking a Peace Journey this September 3rd through the 21st, traveling from Spokane to Olympia over the 18 ½ days with the goal of bringing attention to the statewide WA campaign to end the Death Penalty, Safe & Just Alternatives. The goal is to walk 185 of the 349 miles, inviting community to participate. All involved will create awareness on the issue as they travel across Washington.Proceeds from the Peace Journey Bracelet will go to fund this walk.To purchase, contact us at FellowshipOfPeaceFoundation@gmail.com
Original watercolor artwork inspired by the Peace Journey concept; understanding and compassion will bring about true peace. A walk to end the Death Penalty.
Artwork is printed on quality cardstock, cards measure 4 ¼ ”x5 ½”.
Another option is an 8”x 10” print of Change the World on photo quality matte paper, suitable for framing. $10.00 contribution + $2.00 shipping and handling
To place an order contact Fellowship Of Peace or use the Donate button above.