Death Penalty Moratorium

The Third Committee of the U.N. General Assembly yesterday adopted a draft resolution calling for a moratorium on the use of the death penalty. Read the resolution and the voting sheet indicating how various countries voted on the resolution.

Christians Are Called to Defend Human Rights

The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace says that Christians are called to work for the abolition of “the death penalty, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment against the human person,” calling such...

Stop the Death Penalty

World Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October, 2007 The Death Penalty At the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) 62nd session in October 2007, a resolution calling for a global moratorium on executions will be introduced as a step towards the abolition of the death...

Daughter of Charity Accompanies Man to Be Executed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Catholic) – Sister Doris Moore has experienced the personal side of the death penalty. While some people are against capital punishment for legal reasons, the Daughter of Charity is against the state killing inmates for personal and...