WASHINGTON (RNS) Anti-capital punishment activists say the time is ripe for promoting a culture of life.
Articles tagged “death penalty”
(RNS) It’s not just liberals anymore, but all sorts of reasonable people (including conservative faith leaders), who are convinced that we can do better than this as a country — and we must.
(RNS) Richard Dieter, executive director of the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center, said the Oklahoma case would add momentum to efforts to halt lethal injection until the process is better understood and there is more transparency to what states are trying to do.
(RNS) In a nation in which the overwhelming method of execution is via lethal injection, corrections officials are having difficulty getting their hands on the drugs they need.
(RNS) The growing misuse of the blasphemy law has riled some Pakistanis and, increasingly, foreign powers.
(RNS) One day after the state of Ohio executed a man for murder, a new poll shows younger Christians are not as supportive of the death penalty as older members of their faith.
TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) As a state task force reviews the administration of the death penalty in Ohio, a man who spent 15 years on death row said lawmakers “should not be looking at fixing the death penalty; they should be looking to get rid of it.”
Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister of Bangladesh, has ruled out introducing the death penalty for blasphemy.
(RNS) Though states put the same number of people to death this year as last, an anti-death penalty group says several other indicators show capital punishment is on the wane. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Here's a quick tour of selected state ballot measures from the 2012 elections. By Jeanie Groh.