Capital punishment

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July 26, 2019

“Jesus told us that the greatest gift we could give is to lay down our own lives for another. Conversely, the taking of another life must be viewed as the greatest sacrilege.” The Most Reverend Edmond L. Browning, XXIV Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

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October 10, 2018

[Episcopal News Service] Executions resumed in Tennessee this year after a nearly decadelong hiatus, and Episcopalians who minister to death row inmates and those who advocate against the death penalty are responding with prayers and protests.

The first execution in the state since 2009...

July 9, 2018

The Rev. Allison Liles, executive director of Episcopal Peace Fellowship, testifies July 9 in favor of an anti-death penalty resolution before General Convention’s domestic policy committee at the JW Marriott hotel.

[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas]...

February 11, 2018

Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert Wright, center, joins an anti-death penalty demonstration in 2014 outside the prison in Jackson, Georgia, where state executions are carried out. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta.

[Episcopal News Service] The death penalty was...

April 11, 2017

Inmates Bruce Ward (top row L to R), Don Davis, Ledell Lee, Stacy Johnson, Jack Jones (bottom row L to R), Marcel Williams, Kenneth Williams and Jason McGehee are shown in these booking photo provided March 21, 2017. Seven are scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Arkansas, beginning...

April 11, 2017

En la hilera de arriba (de izquierda a derecha) los reos Bruce Ward, Don Davis, Ledell Lee y Stacy Johnson; en la hilera de abajo (de izquierda a derecha) Jack Jones, Marcel Williams, Kenneth Williams y Jason McGehee, aparecen aquí en estas fotos policiales que se divulgaron el pasado 21 de...

October 13, 2016

Episcopal bishops from all six dioceses in California have issued a statement supporting Proposition 62, which, if passed, would repeal the death penalty. The statement follows.

Grace and peace to you, in the Name of Jesus Christ. We are the bishops of the six dioceses of the Episcopal...

February 10, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Death penalty opponents this week asked lawmakers to bring Georgia into line with all other states for how the state determines whether death row inmates are intellectually disabled.

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that it is unconstitutional to...

November 30, 2008

More than 100 people, including Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, braved a cold, rainy night in Toronto to make the city a "City for Life," one of eight in Canada and more than 900 worldwide.

 

On November 30 each year, people in cities around the...

May 12, 2003

It could be a hospital emergency room. Bright recessed flood lamps, stainless steel stands for hanging IV bags and tubes, a portable stand and tray for other medical tools, a privacy curtain and, bathed in the yellow-green light--an empty hospital gurney.

But no lives have been saved...

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