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United Methodists believe in restorative justice United Methodists have advocated against capital punishment since 1956. And sadly, we still have capital punishment in place in far too many places in the world — including Georgia, where United Methodists and all people of faith have been working to stop the execution... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 04, 2015

Death penalty abolition in Montana

House Judiciary Committee passes bill for first time

Retired United Methodist clergyman, General Board of Church & Society cited for contributions to grassroots efforts against capital punishment. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 23, 2015

Pennsylvania moratorium on death penalty

Gov. Wolf declares move to await capital punishment report

Governor says flawed system has proven to be ‘endless cycle of court proceedings as well as ineffective, unjust, and expensive.’ read more »

February 16, 2015

Moratorium on death penalty praised

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty applauds Pa. Gov. Wolf

Outdated practice does not improve public safety, and hinders forward progress on correct steps, according to anti-capital-punishment advocate. read more »

February 16, 2015

Death penalty moratorium applauded

By exonerated death-row survivors

Witness to Innocence commends Washington Gov. Inslee for decision. read more »

February 20, 2014

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

People must ‘wake up’

Prejean says end death penalty

Scarritt-Bennett Center gives social-justice award to author of ‘Dead Man Walking.’ read more »

by Tim Tanton
on January 08, 2014

Texas conducts 500th execution since 1982

African-American woman dies by lethal injection

Troubling questions persist regarding arbitrary, biased imposition of capital punishment, according to Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. read more »

July 11, 2013

All lives are valuable

Rocky Mountain Conference testifies against Colorado death penalty

Repeal of capital punishment failed to pass by 1 vote in 2009 read more »

by the Rev. J. Paul Howard
on March 28, 2013

Maryland repeals death penalty

Religious communities helped accomplish repeal

First state below Mason-Dixon Line to abolish capital punishment, 18th in nation. read more »

March 21, 2013

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