Peace and Environment Forum: The State of the Death Penalty in the U.S.

The next Peace and Environment Forum at Ancient Dragon Zen Gate will be Thursday, February 24, from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. Jeremy Schroeder will be speaking.

We will discuss the current state of the death penalty in the United States. Jeremy Schroeder will talk about the recent victories in Illinois and put them in the context of the abolition movement throughout the nation. This movement is relevant to basic Buddhist morality, as our first precept is not to kill, but to support life.

Jeremy Schroeder is the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, which recently impelled passage of a bill to repeal the death penalty through both chambers of their General Assembly. Jeremy is also the State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Amnesty International in the state of Illinois.

Ancient Dragon Zen Gate is located at 1922 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. The Ancient Dragon Zen Gate Peace and Environment Forum is held most months; check our schedule. Everyone is welcome, no pre-registration required, any donation accepted.