Social Activism with Sr. Helen


[Updated March 8]

This Friday, March 12 from 3:00 – 3:30p we will have our first of two Zoom meetings with anti-death penalty activist and author Sister Helen Prejean.  Here is a link for joining this Zoom session. 


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 2796 0082
Passcode: 683936

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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)


This link can be found on the AUUF website Home Page at in the calendar of events for March 12 or through the Stay Up to Date section in the left column under Social Activism with Sister Helen, or in This Week at Your Fellowship, and on the AUUF Facebook Page.


Sr. Helen will join us from her home in New Orleans and get us started on a process of reading her most recent book, “River of Fire:  On Becoming an Activist.” (Some editions of the book use the title “River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey: On Becoming an Engaged Citizen”—it’s the same.) 


After that, participant will read the book and do some personal journaling about your thoughts and reactions as you do, and at the end of this three-to-four week period, we will get back together for a final, one-hour session with Sister Helen at a date we’ll determine once we’re underway.


Sister Helen encourages everyone who is interested to come to this session Friday.  You don’t need to do anything to prepare for it. “No homework in advance.”  She will suggest something that would be helpful for you to watch or read as you get started with the book, but she doesn’t want anyone to stay away because you think you need to do something before the introductory session.


This is not a “book group.” Many if not all of you will read the book on your own and journal as you go, as an individual, personal exercise. Others may wish to form small groups to share the experience between the opening and closing sessions with Sr. Helen. 


If you don’t already have a copy of River of Fire this would be good time to find or order one.


If you are interested in participating and have not already received confirmation from us, please email or so we can get your input on a date for the final session with Sister Helen and have a way to update you on anything else related to this.  And, if you are interested but simply can’t make the introductory session at 3p Friday, March 12, get in touch anyway and we will see what can be done to accommodate you.