Sisters of St. Joseph of Chestnut Hill – Philadelphia, Pennsylviania

August 24, 2011

Death Penalty Statement (1998)

We, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia), whose mission is one of unity and reconciliation, declare our opposition to the death penalty while reaching out in compassion to victims of violent crimes. We join our voices with our sisters and brothers from around the world who have denounced the use of the death penalty as a deterrent for crime and who consider the death penalty as a violation of human rights.

 

Congregation webpage on the death penalty