BOSTON – In a statement published on the front page of Friday’s Boston Globe, William and Denise Richard said a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev “could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives.”
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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.
(RNS) Pope Francis is trying to tighten church teaching against the death penalty. Not all American Catholics, however, are convinced.
(Reuters) Utah used firing squads for decades before adopting lethal injections in 2004. A bill to revive it was introduced amid national concerns about the efficacy of lethal injections.
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) More than the death penalty, the Muslim community wants a deeper investigation into the allegation of religious bias and the possibility of federal hate crimes.
ATLANTA (Reuters) Kelly Gissendaner’s lawyers said the death row inmate has “accepted responsibility” for her actions and has “shown a commitment to seeking redemption through spiritual growth and serving others.”