Sr. Helen Prejean was featured in the famous movie Dead man Walking. Sr. Prejean is a real life person who tirelessly advocates against the death penalty and follows the precept of being unconditionally pro-life (meaning she also apposes euthanasia, suicide, and abortion).
In her efforts to end the death penalty in the United States, Sr. Prejean also founded Survive an organization that counsels and aid the victims of violence. Sr. Prejean also has written books about why some of those executed could have been innocent of their crime.
Because she tirelessly advocates for life and against the death penalty, I solute you Sr. Prejean as our Peace Activist of the Week.