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Saudi Executions: Beyond the Numbers

Halim Shebaya | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
Halim Shebaya

Every nation that proclaims the rule of law at home must respect it abroad and every nation that insists on it abroad must enforce it at home. - Kofi...

Saudi Executions: Beyond the Numbers

Halim Shebaya | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Halim Shebaya

This is a crucial point for our societies. Let us not get lost in an argument about who executes more or fewer individuals every year, as if a lower ranking signals an achievement of sorts for us to take pride in.

Amanda Terkel

Nebraska GOP Senators Push To Repeal Death Penalty | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven Republican state senators in Nebraska came out against the death penalty Wednesday, urging their colleagues to support a bill to r...

Kim Bellware

Catholic Media Unite In Call For Ending The Death Penalty | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

Four leading U.S. Catholic publications cast aside sectarian differences Thursday, publishing a joint editorial that calls for ending the death penalt...

Marching Through The Desert To End The Death Penalty

Shane Claiborne | Posted 08.17.2014 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

It's 93 degrees in Texas today. And Rev. Jeff Hood is walking 200 miles across the state. What would compel somebody to do that? He wants to end the death penalty... and he is not alone.

These Death Row Inmates Were Exonerated, But It Isn't Enough

Religion News Service | David Yonke | Posted 10.24.2013 | Religion

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Three men who were sentenced to death only to be exonerated years later have a message for Ohio and the rest of America: Abolish th...

Remembering Troy Davis and Ending the Death Penalty

Ben Jealous | Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Two years ago, the state of Georgia ignored the facts, doubts and pleas of hundreds of thousands of people and killed Troy Anthony Davis. Today, on the anniversary of his execution, we rededicate ourselves to ending the immoral, biased and ineffective practice of capital punishment.

It's Time to Abolish the Death Penalty

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The justice system, if it is anything, must be greater than institutionalized revenge. The death penalty turns the justice system from a mechanism of controlled force aimed at eliminating violence, to a system of violence itself.

Colo. Death Penalty Repeal Hearing Marked By Emotional Testimony

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 03.20.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. DENVER— Lawmakers considering a bill that would end capital punishment in Colorado heard 10 hours o...

Colorado Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Says Attorneys, Scholars

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.27.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. Colorado’s death penalty is not only massively expensive, critics say it is also unconstitutional...

CO Death Penalty: Spending Millions To Execute (Almost) No One

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 02.07.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard. With a bill to repeal the death penalty likely to be introduced in the 2013 Colorado Legislature, t...

Rue-ing the Day: The Death Penalty, France and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Johanna Fernandez

After 30 years on death row -- which the State formally acknowledges was imposed unconstitutionally -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prolific writer and radio journalist, should be immediately released from prison.

Why Death Row Inmates Want To Keep The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California's death penalty has increased dramatically, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll...

A Catholic Call To Abolish The Death Penalty

Tobias Winright | Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion
Tobias Winright

The Eucharistic celebration calls Catholics to remember all crucified people, including the legacy of lynching, in light of the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Stop Sending Innocent People to Death Row: End the Death Penalty

Chad Stokes Urmston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chad Stokes Urmston

Every morning for the last 18 years, Troy Davis has woken up on death row, despite the absence of evidence. This is a flagship case for why the death penalty is wrong and we must continue to advocate for its abolition.