WASHINGTON (Reuters) Only six states carried out executions in 2015, with Texas, Missouri and Georgia the only ones to execute five or more people.
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(RNS) The NAE’s capital punishment resolution is a hopeful sign that evangelicals are catching up to the rest of America.
(RNS) Evangelicals in Nebraska and elsewhere are joining Catholics in re-evaluating their support for capital punishment.
BOSTON (Reuters) “We know that the government has its reasons for seeking the death penalty, but the continued pursuit of that punishment could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives,” Bill and Denise Richard said.
(RNS) At the same time that the Southern Baptist Convention apologizes for its complicity in racial oppression and urges racial reconciliation, the denomination remains a vocal proponent of capital punishment.
(RNS) Christian leaders say Jesus’ state-sponsored execution should prompt believers to oppose the death penalty.
(RNS) Many religious groups, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, oppose the death penalty, but evangelical groups tend to take a more conservative stance.