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Tennessee Death Row Stations of the Cross


Stations of the Cross created by men on death row in Tennessee through Red Letter Christians
February 26 – April 7, 2023

Several years ago, some of the men on Tennessee’s death row embarked on an ambitious collaborative project. they decided to create original paintings of the “stations of the cross.” The stations of the cross are a series of images portraying the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the events leading up to his execution. For hundreds of years, Christians have reflected on images like these, especially during Lent and Easter. These particular images are compelling because they were painted by men who have also been condemned to die.

"As we release these publicly, we hope that you will use them and share them. you are free to post and print them, but the artists have asked that they not be sold or reproduced commercially. May these paintings open our hearts up to the profound depth of God’s love, and may they stir in us a passion for extending that love and grace to others. It is our hope that contemplating the execution of Jesus does something to us, in us. We pray that as we reflect on the love of God, it transforms us into people who are merciful and who are committed to ending the death penalty." ~Shane Clairborne

Last Published: March 2, 2023 11:56 AM