Now, no exceptions

Aug 27, 2018 by

Pope Francis’ declaration that the Cath­olic Church opposes the death penalty in all cases, without exceptions, marks a historic milestone in the Christian witness for nonviolence. The Cath­olic position...

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Death penalty testimony a matter of faith

May 7, 2018 by and

On Feb. 26, Greta Lindecrantz of Denver was a mitigation specialist working in the legal system to help a man avoid the death penalty. On Feb. 27, she was an inmate in the Arapahoe County Detention Center. It...

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Criminally Christian

May 7, 2018 by

Christianity was an illegal movement in its infancy. The first adult baptisms were punished by death in 1527. Christians, especially Anabaptists, have often faced the choice to obey God or the state. Defying...

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Abortion and peace

Mar 12, 2018 by

Celeste Kennel-Shank’s flexible position on permitting abortion is outrageous and unthinkable (“To Strive for Life,” Living Simply column, Feb. 26). I joined the Mennonite church because I believe Jesus...

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Colorado investigator will testify in death penalty case

Feb 28, 2018 by

A Colorado woman who refused to testify in a death penalty appeal case has agreed to participate after defense attorneys expressed concern that her refusal hurts, rather than helps, their efforts. She was...

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Wheaton College tackles the death penalty with Jesus in mind

Nov 6, 2014 by

Today (Nov. 6) Wheaton (Ill.) College, often called “the Harvard of Christian colleges,” is hosting a forum on the death penalty. But it’s not just any forum. It has potential to reshape the way...

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If it weren’t for Jesus, I might be pro-death too

May 15, 2014 by

Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler wrote a piece this week defending the death penalty. In his 1,200-word argument for why Christians should support the death penalty, he does not mention Jesus a single...

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Executions slowly dying

Jan 20, 2014 by

The death penalty has gotten a taste of its own medicine over the last two decades. Last year there were 39 executions in the U.S., down from a peak of 98 in 1999. But it isn’t just a matter of a more...

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