David Attwood is a long-time advocate for human rights. He has served twice as President of the Houston Peace and Justice Center and currently is on the Executive Committee of that organization. He also is coordinator of Pax Christi Houston, a Catholic peace and justice organization. Atwood is founder of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and now serves on the Advisory Board of that organization. He is also a member of Amnesty International, the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice and Houston Unido. He is author of two books: Detour to Death Row and Nonviolent People, both of which are available on Amazon.