Death Penalty

Rose Marie Berger 03-01-2003

Gov. George Ryan cleared Illinois' death row in January when he commuted 171 condemned inmates' sentences...

Beth Newberry 07-01-2002
The Executioner's Last Songs sounds a murderous note against the death penalty
Meg Kiekhaefer 03-01-2002

We were in France when the news came of the terrorist acts of Sept. 11.

"Thank you for your letter expressing concern about the use of Abbott's sodium thiopental in capital punishment procedures."

Rose Marie Berger 09-01-2001
We killed McVeigh to make it clear that he was not like us.
Chris Byrd 07-01-2001
It's easy to defend the death penalty in the abstract, but much more difficult when you have to participate in death.
David Whettstone 07-01-2001

Jesus on the cross is best viewed as what that event concretely was, an imperial execution," says Mark Lewis Taylor in The Executed God.

Convicted murderer and gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been nominated for the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Susannah Hunter 03-01-2001
The moratorium movement is changing the politics of death.
Glen H. Stassen 11-01-2000
How the church became entangled in death—and the way out.
It's time for a new ethic---justice without vengeance.
Danny Duncan Collum 07-01-2000

For the past 25 years, executions have taken place somewhere in America almost every week. They happened in the dead of night.

Ryan Rodrick Beiler 07-01-2000

Finding himself in agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union and at odds with Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson said "a moratorium [on executions] would indeed be very appropriate..."

Kari Jo Verhulst 05-01-2000
Benetton's ads open eyes. Can they say lives?
Ryan Rodrick Beiler 03-01-2000

Ninety-eight people were executed in the United States last year—30 more than in 1998 and the most since 1951.

Andrew Schleicher 09-01-1999

The Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in June, but that didn’t deter the Abolitionist Action Committee from holding its sixth annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty

Carol Fennelly 07-01-1998
The death penalty is nothing more than revenge.
Joe Nangle 01-01-1998

"The hardest part in this is seeing the pain, not only the pain of those I love, but the pain of everybody involved.

Monica Kennedy 05-01-1996

I am going to begin this story, in a sense, where it ended, and where it will never end.

Julie Polter 05-01-1996
Hearing the facts about the death penalty.