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Mar 21, 2016

Baptist Theologian Says Death Penalty Does Not Fit With Christian Theology

Baptist ethi­cist and the­olo­gian Dr. Roger E. Olson (pic­tured) recent­ly issued a call for Christian church­es to pub­licly stand against the death penal­ty for Christian rea­sons.” A pro­fes­sor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Baylor University’s Ge…

Dec 01, 2004

NEW RESOURCE: The Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty

A new book by Dale Recinella, The Biblical Truth About America’s Death Penalty, ana­lyzes cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment through an exam­i­na­tion of reli­gious texts and teach­ings. Using sources such as the Torah, the Talmud, and the Bible, Recinella out­lines wha…

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Aug 11, 2016

NEW VOICES: Latino Evangelical Leaders Call For End to Capital Punishment

Leaders of nation­al Latino evan­gel­i­cal groups are call­ing for an end to the death penal­ty, cit­ing both reli­gious con­vic­tions and prac­ti­cal con­cerns about the fair­ness of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. Reverend Gabriel Salguero (pic­tured), founder of the Lati…

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Feb 19, 2016

Orthodox Jewish Organization Calls for an End to Capital Punishment in the U.S.

As Jews, as cit­i­zens of a nation ded­i­cat­ed to lib­er­ty and jus­tice, we believe that gov­ern­ments must pro­tect the dig­ni­ty and rights of every human being. The use of the death penal­ty, in America, fails to live up to this basic require­ment,” wrote …

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Apr 13, 2006

RELIGIOUS VIEWS: Catholic Bishops Invoke Holy Day in Calling for End to Executions

In a let­ter issued pri­or to Easter, the Catholic Bishops in Missouri called for an end to exe­cu­tions in the U.S. and urged parish­ioners to build a cul­ture of life.” The let­ter not­ed that vio­lence is not a solu­tion to society’s prob­lems,” and it …

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May 18, 2016

Support for the Death Penalty by Republican Legislators No Longer a Sure Thing

One year after the Nebraska leg­is­la­ture vot­ed to repeal the death penal­ty and over­rode a guber­na­to­r­i­al veto of that mea­sure, actions in leg­is­la­tures across the coun­try sug­gest that the state’s efforts sig­nalled a grow­ing move­ment against the death…

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Apr 25, 2006

United Methodist Church Marks 50th Anniversary of Stance Against Death Penalty

Marking the 50th anniver­sary of the United Methodist Church’s pub­lic call for an end to the death penal­ty, the church’s General Board of Church and Society recent­ly issued a state­ment echo­ing the sen­ti­ments of the church’s orig­i­nal call for abolit…