On May 10, Australian Scott Rush’s death sentence was repealed and
Scott was sentenced to life imprisonment while the death sentences of
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were upheld. Although the news
of Scott repealed death sentence is a minor triumph for human rights, the
death penalty remains a haunting reality for others of the Bali Nine and
for the global community.
It is with this sentiment in mind that AACP and ALHR warmly invite you to
this year’s dinner in commemoration of the 9th World Day Against the
Death Penalty, this year themed “The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty”.
The Day is recognised globally as a reminder of the inhumanity of the
death penalty throughout the entire process, from sentence to execution.
We are delighted to announce that our guest speakers include Julian
Burnside QC and Lee and Christine Rush, with Stephen Keim SC as
We hope you can join us to mark this important human rights event.
Date: 14 October 2011
Time: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: Broncos League Club,
98 Fulcher Road
Red Hill Qld 4054
Cost: $80 adult, $70 student/conc.
$70 pp for group (table of 10)
RSVP: Friday, 7 October 2011
Enquiries: Please contact Elisa at
for all enquiries
World Day Against the Death Penalty – 8 October 2010
David Marr will be the guest speaker at a dinner to mark World Day Against the Death Penalty in Brisbane on 8 October 2010.
Stephen Keim SC, the President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, recently said that “the dinner will be an excellent way to mark the World Day”.
The dinner will be held at the Rydges South Bank Hotel in Brisbane and is being organised by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Aussies Against Capital Punishment (AACP).
Full article here.
The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of Brisbane
Invites you to
A PRAYER VIGIL
For all those on death row in Indonesia and around the world
GOOD FRIDAY (2 April 2010) at 12 Noon
Christ the King Catholic Church
Churchill Street, Graceville
This is an opportunity to pray for all those waiting on death row around the world, for their families and friends and for the victims of violence and crime.
This vigil is being held in the home parish of Lee & Chris Rush whose son, Scott, is waiting on death row in Indonesia. Lee and Chris will be present unless Scott’s final appeal is being heard.
All are welcome.
More details here.
Australians Against Capital Punishment invite you to join commemorations of the World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Every year, opponents of the death penalty come together to add their voices to the growing international movement for a total abolition of capital punishment.
Justice Must Not Kill
And those who value justice, must not stay silent.
Vigil – 5pm Sunday October 11th at the Lizard, corner of Russell Street and Boundary Street, West End
Speakers include Lee & Christine Rush, whose son Scott faces execution in Indonesia
Stephen Keim, SC, patron of AACP
Maree Klemm, President of the Queensland & Northern NSW branch of Amnesty International
All friends and supporters are then invited to join us for dinner -
6pm at Huong’s restaurant at 83A Vulture Street, West End $25 per head.
– please RSVP by c.o.b. Thursday 8th October for catering purposes.
For more information, or to RSVP please email us on email@example.com or 0423 709 445. Please specify any dietary requirements.
|Tuesday, 18 August 2009|
|Rabble-rousing troubadour STEVE TOWSON talks to JODY MACGREGOR about playing a benefit concert for Australians Against Capital Punishment.
JM: What should we expect from the Australians Against Capital Punishment gig?
ST: Well, from the line-up some diverse, great musicians that will be playing for a cause close to their hearts. Personally, I find the idea of capital punishment terrifying, there is a saying that goes ‘no rich man ever died on death row’. To me, capital punishment is a dangerous tool that is mainly wielded by wealthy politicians against poor people. Just look at the USA and the power of life and death that was wielded by George W. Bush when he was governor.
Read the full article here.
Join musical acts Phil Monsour, Steve Towson, Wheatpaste and Brett Fahey as well as speakers including Lee & Christine Rush and Stephen Keim, SC at Australians Against Capital Punishment’s Rock Against the Death Penalty,
Browning Street Studios, 11 Browning St, West End
4pm til 8.30 Sunday August 23rd
For more information, contact Don on 0405 721 617 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Australians Against Capital Punishment invite you to a concert to raise awareness of people facing the death penalty around the world.
Sunday August 23rd 4pm- 8.30
Browning Street Studios,
11 Browning Street, West End
Entry $12 or $10 concession
For inquiries contact Tina on 0423 709 445 or email: email@example.com
The Multi-Faith Centre at Griffith University, in cooperation with various faith, interfaith, and community organisations, will host the following event:
The Death Penalty: An Interfaith Forum
Prof. Sarva-Daman Singh (Hinduism)- Honorary Consul of India in Brisbane
Dr. Anne Nguyen (Buddhism) – Senior Lecturer, Computer Science & Technology, Griffith University
Peter Arndt (Christianity) – Executive Director Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Brisbane
Imam Dr. Tariq Syed (Islam) – Council of Fatwa, Australian National Imams Council
Wednesday, 29 April
Time: 7.15 – 9.30 pm
Where: Multi-Faith Centre, Griffith University
For further information, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by April 25 to: 3735-7052 or email@example.com
Brisbane’s Catholic Justice and Peace Commission will hold a further vigil to pray for all those on death row around the world.
The prayer vigil will take place on Good Friday, April 10, at noon at Christ the King Church, Churchill Street, Graceville.
The Commission’s Executive Officer, Peter Arndt, said that the plight of Scott Rush, whose family is part of the local Corinda-Graceville Parish, will continue to be a special focus of the vigil.
“We want to pray for all those around the world who face execution, but we are especially conscious of the pain and suffering of Scott Rush and his parents, Chris and Lee,” Mr Arndt said.
“We are very grateful for the support given to us by Fr Tim Harris and the Corinda-Graceville Parish,” he said.
“There are some comments coming from Indonesia which suggest that the time for further appeals by Scott and other Australians on death row may be limited, but we are not sure if this is actually the case,” he said.
“We do know that the Australian Government is adopting a much more positive attitude to universal abolition of capital punishment and this is very welcome,” he said.
“We hope that Catholics will continue to find the time to approach our politicians to ensure that they are doing everything they can to stop the execution of Scott and everyone else on death row,” he said.
“But we also want everyone praying constantly for Scott and his family and for everyone else affected by a death sentence in Indonesia and around the world,” he said.
“The day when Jesus was executed is an appropriate day for us to remember all those also facing execution,” he said.
“For those of us who believe in the message of the crucified Jesus, the message of God’s mercy, compassion and forgiveness is vital,” he said.
“We appeal to Catholics to stand against the violence of the death penalty and to stand up for life,” he said.
Good Friday, April 10, at noon
Christ the King Church,
Churchill Street, Graceville
For further information, please contact Peter Arndt on (07) 3336 9173 or 0409 265 476.
NB This release is issued with the approval of the Commission or its Executive under the provision of its Charter which enables it to speak in its own right. The views expressed in it do not necessarily represent the views of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.
This year alone the United States has executed 11 people, with many more scheduled in the next few months.
Please take the time to make your voices heard on these two upcoming cases in the US -
Jeffrey Hill in Ohio:
And Edward Bell in Virginia:
And you can view the complete list of scheduled executions in the U.S. here: