2018 CCDA National Conference — Chicago Workshop
Executing Grace — Shane Claiborne
Based on Shane Claiborne’s most recent book, Executing Grace, this workshop offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. Shane tells stories of horrific pain and heroic grace. He recounts interviews with victims of violent crimes, survivors of death row and even an executioner. He explores the contrast between punitive and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution. These stories raise questions like: Should we kill those who kill to show that it’s wrong to kill? Is anyone beyond redemption? What does it look like when grace gets the last word?