|In light of the Corporate Public Stand against the
Death Penalty taken by the Clinton Franciscans, we:|
legislative and other efforts to abolish the death penalty.
efforts promoting a moratorium on use of the death penalty and a study of
legislative efforts to restrict its application, particularly in cases of
minors, and persons who are mentally retarded and mentally ill.
legislation to broaden or reinstate the death penalty.
Recognizing the human agony and
suffering involved, we support the families of the victims and of those on
death row and their families in their journeys of grief, repentance, healing,
forgiveness, reconciliation, and / or quest for exoneration.
Since taking this stand in 2002, we
have publicized state executions, asking our friends to pray with us for those
on death row, for their victims, for the families and for the citizens whose
states inflict the death penalty. We also encourage residents of those states
to write their legislators and otherwise work to change the death penalty laws.
|Death Penalty Laws by State |
The following states do NOT have
the death penalty:
All other states DO have the