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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Dave Atwood, Houston TX

Dave Atwood and his wife Peggy receiving the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s 2005 LIGHTING THE TOURCH/SPIRIT OF CONSCIENCE AWARD from NCADP Board Chairman Bill Pelke

“I have been quite active in my church for a long time. I served on a committee called the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which is sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Bishops. For a number of years we funded a small newspaper called The Endeavor, which published the stories of men on death row. This activity is what first got me interested in the subject. Then I found out that the U.S. Catholic Bishops had an official statement opposing the death penalty, which was published in 1980. When I subsequently learned about the inequities in how the death penalty is applied, and that Texas had almost three times the number of executions as any other state, I was hooked. I've been working to get the death penalty abolished ever since.”

Dave’s wife Peggy is very supportive and travels with him often on his Journeys.

Facts

Founder Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Board Member National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 1999-2000
Lead Organizer Texas Journey of Hope 1998
Organizer Texas Journey of Hope 2005