Religion and the Death Penalty

By Indiana Abolition Coalition | A magazine devoted to the intersection of religion and the death penalty. Includes links to news and resources.

All serious criminal cases deserve podcast-style scrutiny

Listening to the true crime podcast In the Dark, produced by American Public Media, has been a frustrating experience. Season two, which has been …

African-American News

Anti-death penalty resolution builds on church’s advocacy in wake of Arkansas executions

The Rev. Allison Liles, executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, testifies July 9 in favor of an anti-death penalty resolution before …

Death Row

Scheduled execution in Nebraska 'would undermine respect for human life'

Lincoln, Neb., Jul 6, 2018 / 05:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Nebraska's bishops on Friday issued a statement opposing the execution of Carey Dean Moore, …

Catholicism

Episcopal Peace Fellowship Death Penalty Abolition Action Group

I’m up early this morning to testify in favor of resolution D077 calling for commuted sentences for those living on death row. This resolution was …

The Unseen Anguish of a Death Sentence

By Lindy Isonhood<p>Wounds heal. Harsh words are forgiven. Even the searing pain of a great loss eases with time. But when I sentenced a man to death …

Death Row

Editorial: Fix the death penalty by killing it

A recently released report on the death penalty system in Pennsylvania suggested several changes.<p>Here's a change it didn't suggest, and it's the only …

Mental Disorders

Gwinnett stepmom turns to divine guidance in death-penalty case

Tiffany Moss faces a death-penalty prosecution for allegedly starving her stepdaughter to death, and she’s facing it alone.<p>Against the advice of …

Athens, GA

Television Documentary Chronicles Innocence Claims of Two Death-Row Prisoners

A new documentary airing on ABC tells the stories of <b>Darlie Lynn Routier</b> and <b>Julius Jones</b>, two death-row prisoners who have long argued they were …

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2 | POV | PBS

Synopsis<p>For 20 years, Lindy has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt. Committed to fulfilling her civic duty, Lindy sat with 11 other people on …

Mennonite woman jailed for refusing on religious grounds to testify in death-penalty case

“I feel like I’m having to choose between you and God.”<p>That’s what Greta Lindecrantz, a 67-year-old Mennonite, told an Arapahoe County, Colo., district judge on Wednesday after she ordered her to testify for the prosecution in a death-penalty case — or remain in jail for contempt of …

Capital Punishment

Presbyterian General Assemblies have been concerned not only for the issue of capital punishment, but also for those imprisoned. The major policy …

Death Row Inmates Paint Scenes of Jesus' Crucifixion; Deacon Says They're Not 'Unsaveable Monsters'

Christian inmates at a maximum security prison in Nashville have been displaying a major artwork of Jesus Christ and the crucifixion across the …

Faithful death penalty opponents decry governor’s proposal

Jeanne Bishop doesn’t know which she finds more offensive about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty for mass killers and people who murder law enforcement officers: that, as some critics say, he’s using a matter of life and death as a political tool to appease conservatives, …

Pastor/judge repeats controversial death penalty protest

An Arkansas judge and pastor of a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration this week, re-enacting …

Is the death penalty un-Christian?

Arkansas executed a fourth prisoner on death row Sunday night. Three days prior to that, the state had done two back-to-back executions by lethal …

Jewish Leaders Take A Stand Against The Death Penalty — Jewish Journal

In a petition initiated by Uri L’Tzedek, the Orthodox social justice movement, Jewish leaders across Jewish denominations expressed opposition to the …

Pope Francis Message to 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, June 22 2016 | Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN)

<b>“There is no fitting punishment without hope! Punishment for its own sake, without room for hope, is a form of torture, not of punishment.”</b><p>In a video …

2018's Work to End the Death Penalty: Legislative Recap and Look Forward | Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN)

Legislative efforts to end the use of the death penalty in key states have proved active and energized during the first half of 2018. In some state …

Acts of Convention: Resolution # 2015-D025

Death Row Support Project

“Everybody on death row needs someone at their side.”—Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ<p>A person confined to death row often spends up to 23 hours each day alone …

Death Penalty Abolition Action Group - Episcopal Peace Fellowship

<b>To join our efforts and receive The Abolitionist—the free electronic newsletter of the Death Penalty Abolition Action Group—click here to email</b> …

Episcopal cathedral in Arkansas to hold prayer vigil on eve of executions

[Trinity Episcopal Cathedral press release] Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold a special “Service of Prayer and Vigil on the Eve of Executions” at …

Atlanta bishop rallies opposition to death penalty with book of articles by faith, legal leaders

Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright, center, joins an anti-death penalty demonstration in 2014 outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where …

Death Penalty

We worship a God who received the death penalty. Jesus was tried, sentenced, and murdered by the state. He died on a cross on a hill between two …

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty

Educating and mobilizing faith communities to act<br>to abolish the death penalty<p>News<p>March 19, 2018FAITH LEADERS, TAKE ACTION FOR CLEMENCY IN OHIOOhio …

I Was In Prison -

★ There are at least 300 Veterans on death row, representing about 10 percent of the nation's death row population.<p>★ Four out of five Veterans …

A Death Penalty Curriculum

People of faith constantly deal with issues of life and death. One of those issues is the death penalty—the most severe punishment in our criminal …

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

<b>On Martin Luther King Day, DPIC looks at the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King's views on the death penalty.</b> Dr. King's philosophy of non-violence had …

National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty | Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN)

The Pledge:<p>“All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether legal or …