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

Living without the death penalty

Liebman featured speaker at Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Japanese delegation tours Lone Star State to study efforts to abolish capital punishment. read more »

March 12, 2013

Southwest Texas MFSA to receive award

Appreciation from Texas Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty

Recipients to be celebrated at annual meeting Feb. 23 at St. Edward’s University, Austin. read more »

February 19, 2013

Virginia United Methodists vote against death penalty

Nearly unanimous vote at annual conference calls for legislation to end capital punishment

Commonwealth ranks second only to Texas in executions since reinstatement of death penalty in 1976. read more »

by the Rev. Hunter Mabry
on October 04, 2012

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

Death Penalty

Unequivocally, The United Methodist Church takes a stand to "oppose capital punishment and urge its elimination from all criminal codes." You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if... Read More

Death penalty tour

Murder victim’s father to speak at churches across Montana

United Methodist clergyman to relate personal tale of ‘most difficult’ journey to forgiveness. read more »

by Jana Staton and Denver Henderson
on August 13, 2012

On the death penalty

‘The United Methodist Church cannot accept retribution or social vengeance as a reason for taking a life.’

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by —Bishop John Schol (Baltimore-Washington)
on March 28, 2012

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