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Religious Leaders To Unite In Prayer March 13 For End To Death Penalty

Leaders of Maryland’s diverse faith communities will unite on Sunday, March 13 to pray for the abolition of capital punishment in our state. The Interfaith Prayer Service to End the Death Penalty comes just days before a March 15 hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on HB 1175, which would repeal the death penalty in Maryland.

Interfaith Prayer Service to End the Death Penalty
Sunday, March 13, 2011
7 p.m.
Basilica of the Assumption – Cathedral and Mulberry Streets, Baltimore

Participants in the prayer service include:

  • Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Bishop Denis Madden, Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Imam Earl El-Amin, Muslim Community Cultural Center
  • Rabbi Michael Meyerstein, Baltimore Board of Rabbis
  • Bishop Douglas Miles, Koinonia Baptist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Peter Nord, Presbytery of Baltimore
  • Very Rev. Hal T. Ley Hayek, Dean of the Cathedral of the Incarnation
  • Mr. Kirk Bloodsworth, first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence
  • Ms. Erricka Bridgeford, victim’s family member