prejean helen prejean sister helen prejean death penalty moratorium
prejean sister helen prejean death penalty helen prejean sister  helen moratorium death penalty capital punishment  




Home > About Us > Background

sister helen prejeanThe Moratorium Campaign is a campaign to obtain an immediate moratorium on the death penalty. The project includes a coordinated global petition drive. Worldwide, over 3.2 million people have signed the petition for a moratorium and the number is growing. In the U.S., this effort is led by Sister Helen Prejean, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of Dead Man Walking.

"In a protracted war, the first step towards peace is a cease-fire," says Sr. Helen. "Peace always comes in steps and the first step is to cease and desist from killing which, of course, is a moratorium." Sr. Helen has signatures from staunch abolitionists, as well as death penalty supporters who are just beginning to rethink their views. Click Here to view streaming video of Sister Helen Prejean speaking.

The Moratorium Campaign is using the information gathered by the petition drive to lobby for moratorium legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, state legislatures, and even in the United Nations. The Moratorium Campaign is sending a forceful message to the world's leaders that the people will not stand idly by while human beings are executed.



Copyright 2001 The Moratorium Campaign