The Georgia Department of Corrections has decided to resume executions by lethal injection after determining there was nothing wrong with cloudy drugs that prompted delay of a woman on death row supported by clergy and death penalty opponents.

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In the week when Christians around the world commemorate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, a diverse group of religious leaders called on public officials to end capital punishment.

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After postponement of her execution for her role in her husband’s 1997 murder, the only woman on Georgia’s death row is asking a federal court to investigate what went wrong with the drugs that were supposed to be used to kill her.

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Instructors in a prison-based theology program say teaching death row inmate Kelly Gissendaner and other women prisoners has helped them see life, ministry and faith from a new perspective.

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With the scheduled execution just hours away, members of Atlanta’s religious community are working to rally support for a fellow Christian whose death they say would be a travesty.

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An open letter to Georgia’s Christian citizens on the eve of a controversial scheduled execution.

Diverse evangelical leaders — including Sam Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice and Lynn Hybels of Willow Creek Church — joined mental health experts and lawyers in protesting the impending execution of a mentally ill man in Texas.

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Two texts in Leviticus, and complexities related to what Christians are to make of them today.

Raised in Mexico by Southern Baptist missionaries who shared the gospel in prisons, Dorothy Ruelas said she was shocked to learn most Baptists in America support the death penalty.

Published in People
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:58

The death penalty system is broken

The U.S. death penalty system is broken. A new report outlines numerous problems and needed reforms.

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