Sunday, June 15, 2008

In the news

Many media outlets published our press release, or contents thereof.
Only NBC 17 and the News and Observer came to cover the beginning
of the match on Sunday at Central Prison, Raleigh. NBC 17 shot some
of footage as we walked through Raleigh, and they interviewed Scott Bass.

A reporter from the News and Observer also interviewed Scott,
but the interviewer did not let Scott finish answering several questions,
and did not write down much of what Scott said. For example,
Scott tried to emphasize that a key component of our
Pilgrimage is that of remembering all victims of violence,
and that we especially wish to remember the murder victims
and their families and continue to show them compassion.
We hope this message will come out if and when the N&O
publishes the story. If not, please be assured that this
is part of why we walk; see our earlier blog posts.

Below are some of the media links as of Sunday evening,
June 16:

"Dozen death penalty opponents begin 300-mile walk"

2 comments:

ncwannabe said...

We are walking with you in spirit!
Wishes of blessings, kind people along the way and cool walking weather! We will be following your progress!!

Making Strides toward Abolition and Reconciliation said...

Matt Ehler's story appeared on the N&O website this morning (Monday, June 16). In it, he write:

"Our hope is that this will cause forgotten people to be remembered," said Bass, with the Nazareth House of Raleigh, which provides hospitality to families visiting loved ones on death row.

The family members of death row inmates often feel invisible, he said. The marchers also wanted to show compassion for the families of murder victims.

Although the story was short, it does convey the spirit of our pilgrimage. Thanks, Matt.

See http://www.newsobserver.com/news/wake/story/1109607.html for Matt's story.