Robert Baldwin, author of Life and Death Matters: Seeking the Truth about Capital Punishment, published by NewSouth Books, continues his campaign against the death penalty with some high profile events.
In February, he participated in the fourth World Congress to Abolish the Death Penalty in Geneva, Switzerland, where 1,700 people discussed ways to abolish capital punishment worldwide. Speakers included Iranian Nobel Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking. Dr. Baldwin made many new contacts and friends from all over the world. As a result of that meeting, he has been invited to be a speaker at an all-day rally supporting death penalty abolition at the United Nations Headquarters on April 30, sponsored by Voices for Death Row Inmates, a non-profit abolitionist organization based in England.
At the London meeting, Dr. Baldwin will also introduce his first CD of contemporary Christian music, entitled, “Simply Jesus.” Proceeds from sale of the CD will benefit prison ministry and efforts to obtain a morartorium on the death penalty in Alabama.