In light of Friday’s warrant issued for the execution of Georgia inmate Kelly Gissendaner, Candler will host a Sept. 22 panel discussion concerning the death penalty. “No One is Beyond Redemption: A Candler Conversation on Capital Punishment and the Scheduled Execution of Kelly Gissendaner” is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building.

The discussion will be facilitated by Liz Bounds, associate professor of Christian ethics at Candler and co-founder of the Certificate in Theological Studies program at the prison, Robert M. Franklin, James T. and Berta R. Laney Professor in Moral Leadership at Candler, and Katie Chamblee, staff attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights, who focuses on death penalty cases in Georgia and Alabama.

Gissendaner, the only woman on Georgia’s death row and a graduate of the Certificate in Theological Studies program Candler co-sponsors at Lee Arrendale State Prison, is scheduled for execution sometime between Sept. 29 and Oct. 6.

Read more:

March 2, 2015: Candler Holds Vigil of 'Light, Life and Solidarity' for Kelly Gissendaner

March 17, 2015: REAL Commitment: The Transformative Power of Redemption

May 1, 2015: A Candler Assist: Inmates Graduate with Theology Certificates