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Sara Hickman to perform at Cathedral of Hope

Post  Jennie on Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:55 am

Sara Hickman to perform at Cathedral of Hope


The popular Austin-based singer and songwriter is part of a tour aimed at creating dialog about the death penalty in Texas. Here's a press release:

Dallas, Texas - July 7, 2008 -The Cathedral of Hope will welcome singer-songwriter Sara Hickman as its special guest musician for its 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, July 20, 2008. The services are free and open to all. At 7:30 p.m. that evening, Hickman will present "Music for Life: Sharing Conversations on the Death Penalty" sponsored by Hope for Peace & Justice and the Dallas Peace Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and are available at www.h4pj.org. Cathedral of Hope is located at 5910 Cedar Springs; Dallas, Texas 75235.

Sara Hickman is an Austin, Texas-based singer, songwriter and speaker who has recorded 14 albums. In October 2007, in cooperation with the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Hickman launched "Music for Life: Sharing Conversations on the Death Penalty," a 12-month tour of Texas cities that seeks to raise the dialogue on the death penalty in Texas. Joining Hickman in Dallas is John Cook, Mayor of El Paso, Texas, who joined the tour in April. He will sing and play guitar. All opinions on the death penalty are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

"I'm someone who wants to start a dialogue," Hickman said. "That's all. I want to get Texas talking about the death penalty because we are the state with the greatest number of executions, yet no one wants to talk about what it means. I hope you will come out and join me, to ask questions, to meet family members of murder victims, to meet family members of those executed on death row. Come hear music and get involved at the same time. This isn't easy. In fact, it's scary. But the conversation must begin, and I hope it begins with you and me."

The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is a grassroots Texas organization comprised of individuals and groups who work to end the death penalty in all cases, everywhere. TCADP is an inclusive organization composed of human rights activists; death row prisoners and their families; crime victims and their families; persons working within the criminal justice system; and concerned citizens opposed to capital punishment.

The Cathedral of Hope, a congregation of the United Church of Christ based in Dallas, Texas, is the world's largest liberal Christian church with a primary outreach to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Local and national church ministries, outreach programs, pastoral counseling, Internet (www.cathedralofhope.com) and television media touch thousands of lives each day.

(source: Dallas Morning News)
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