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Darrell Grayson is scheduled for execution on July 26.

There is DNA evidence that has not been analyzed.

Please call or e-mail the Governor of Alabama and ask for a stay of execution, so that the truth may be found and justice may be served.

PHONE 334 242 7100

A note about phoning the Governor’s Office: If you can do this in addition to writing, that is wonderful. If you can only call and not write, please call. It is a very easy process. Call (334) 242-7100. Tell the person answering who you are, where you live, and say something like “Please count me as having called to ask the Governor of Alabama to halt the execution of Darrel Grayson.” They WILL count you and you will find them courteous. They will not engage you in argument, nor will they expect or need you to elaborate. That is best handled in writing.

FAX: 334 242 0937
Website: http://www.governor.state.al.us

Email form: http://www.governor.state.al.us/contact.htm

Darrell’s execution is set for July 26th. ACT NOW!

“It is sometimes discouraging to see how small the Christian peace movement is, and especially here in America where it is most necessary. But we have to remember that this is the usual pattern, and the Bible has led us to expect it. Spiritual work is done with disproportionately small and feeble instruments. And now above all when everything is so utterly complex, and when people collapse under the burden of confusions and cease to think at all, it is natural that few may want to take on the burden of trying to effect something in the moral and spiritual way, in political action. Yet this is precisely what has to be done.
[T]he great danger is that under the pressure of anxiety and fear, the alternation of crisis and relaxation and new crisis, the people of the world will come to accept gradually the idea of war, the idea of submission to total power, and the abdication of reason, spirit and individual conscience. The great peril of the cold war is the progressive deadening of conscience.
[I] rely very much on your help and friendship. Send me anything you think will be of service to the cause of peace, and pray that in all things I may act wisely.”

Thomas Merton. “Letter to Jean and Hildegard Goss-Mayer.” The Hidden Ground of Love. Letters, Volume 1. William H. Shannon. editor. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985: 325-326

Our emotional lives move up and down constantly. Sometimes we experience great mood: swings from excitement to depression, from joy to sorrow, from inner harmony to inner chaos. A little event, a word from someone, a disappointment in work, many things can trigger such mood swings. Mostly we have little control over these changes. It seems that they happen to us rather than being created by us.

Thus it is important to know that our emotional life is not the same as our spiritual life. Our spiritual life is the life of the Spirit of God within us. As we feel our emotions shift we must connect our spirits with the Spirit of God and remind ourselves that what we feel is not who we are. We are and remain, whatever our moods, God’s beloved children.

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