JOINT STATEMENT: Mission of Religious Communities Against the Death Penalty

May 20, 2013

The following is a combined statement against the death penalty, that was formulated in 2003, from the following communities of religious women and men from Kentucky and a few other states:

Death Penalty Statement

We are a network of women and men Religious who respect all life in the context of our Catholic tradition. We oppose execution and support the victims of crimes and their families. We network with others who oppose the death penalty – to educate, organize, change laws and raise voices in opposition to violence as a solution to violence.