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Faith Statements On the Death Penalty

CHRISTIANITY

American Baptist Church
www.abc-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Capital-Punishment.pdf

Assemblies of God
www.ag.org/top/Beliefs/contempissues_08_capital_punish.cfm

Church of the Brethren
http://www.brethren.org/ac/statements/1987deathpenalty.html

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism)
www.mormonnewsroom.org/official-statement/capital-punishment

The Episcopal Church
www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/acts/acts_resolution.pl?resolution=2000-A083

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/Social-Issues/Social-Statements/Death-Penalty.aspx

The Lutheran Church: Missouri Synod
www.lcms.org/Document.fdoc?src=lcm&id=549

National Association of Evangelicals
www.nae.net/government-relations/policy-resolutions/95-capital-punishment-1973

The Orthodox Church in America
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/ortho.pdf

Presbyterian Church USA
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/what-we-believe/social-issues/capital-punishment/

Roman Catholic Church
www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/death-penalty-capital-punishment/catholic-campaign-to-end-the-use-of-the-death-penalty.cfm

Southern Baptist Convention
www.sbc.net/resolutions/amResolution.asp?ID=299

Unitarian Universalist Association
www.uua.org/statements/statements/20196.shtml

United Church of Christ
www.unitedchurch.org/sites/default/files/pdf/repealdeathpenalty.pdf

The United Methodist Church
http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=6385

JUDAISM

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
advocacy.ou.org/2000/ou_endorses_death_penalty_moratorium/

The Rabbinical Assembly
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/node/478

Reform Judaism
http://rac.org/Articles/index.cfm?id=1665

Jewish Statements on the Death Penalty, including:

www.olympiafor.org/Jewish%20statements%20on%20the%20death%20penalty.pdf

ISLAM

Understanding Islam: Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences - Regarding the Death Penalty
www.understanding-islam.com/q-and-a/sources-of-islam/regarding-the-death-penalty-6464

BBC Religion & Ethics - Islam and Capital Punishment
www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/islamethics/capitalpunishment.shtml

BUDDHISM

Buddha Dharma Education Association - Dharma Data: Capital Punishment
www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/dharmadata/fdd20.htm

BBC Religion & Ethics - Buddhism and Capital Punishment
www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/buddhism/buddhistethics/capitalpunishment.shtml

HINDUISM

BBC Religion & Ethics - Hinduism and Capital Punishment
www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/hinduethics/capitalpunishment.shtml