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Are Followers of Jesus the Kind of People Who Put Someone to Death?

A criminal defense attorney’s thoughts about capital punishment this Easter season.

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Is All Life Really Sacred?

Did Kelly Gissendaner’s transformation story capture our attention because she is a white woman?

The Death Penalty is Never Humane

Even when carried out swiftly, the death penalty is an archaic and barbaric practice.

The Conservative Case to Abolish the Death Penalty

Conservative activists make a “pro-life” argument for the end of the death penalty.

If It Weren’t for Jesus, I Might Be Pro-Death Too

A response to Albert Mohler’s recent defense of the death penalty.

Tennessee Death Row Inmates Invite Governor to Pray with Them

Can Governor Haslam interrupt the patterns of death in Tennessee — and find alternatives to the logic of killing?

Pope Francis breathes new life into Cardinal Bernardin’s contested legacy

RNS () — The election of Pope Francis in March heralded a season of surprises for the Catholic Church, but … Continued

Exonerated inmates push Ohio to scrap the death penalty

TOLEDO, Ohio — Three men who were sentenced to death only to be exonerated years later have a message for … Continued

N.C. Catholic dioceses quit church council over same-sex marriage amendment

WILMINGTON, N.C. — At a time when Pope Francis is calling for the church to give up its obsession with … Continued

COMMENTARY: Concealed handguns a form of white social control

Racism remains a dark, durable — and seemingly intractable — element of the American personality. Predictably, the trial of George … Continued

Feisty civil rights activist Will Campbell dies at 88

The Rev. Will D. Campbell, a Baptist minister and early white civil rights activist, as well as best-selling writer and … Continued

Will the Kermit Gosnell verdict change the abortion debate?

Even before rogue abortionist Kermit Gosnell was convicted in Philadelphia on Monday (May 13) of delivering and then killing late-term … Continued

Mercy for Kermit Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is escorted to a waiting police van upon leaving the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, Monday, May … Continued

Boston cardinal: We become victims when we are unable to forgive

QUOTE OF THE DAY | “Forgiveness does not mean that we do not realize the heinousness of the crime. But … Continued

Catholic bishops: It’s pro-life to ban assault weapons

Some things seem naturally abhorrent – forceps to crush a cranium in an abortion, a needle to deliver a sentence … Continued

Activists scold U.S. over prison imprisoned in Iran

WASHINGTON — Religious freedom activists scolded the U.S. State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday (March 15) on … Continued

Bringing Pope John XXIII back

Certain facts about Pope Francis are already old news. He is the first pope in more than a thousand years … Continued

Why atheists should embrace America’s ‘godless’ Constition

Many atheists, myself included, are offended by what we view as unwarranted antagonism toward atheists. I’ve participated in a number … Continued

SIDEBAR: Muslims embracing unbelief often face a lonely journey

NEW YORK — There was a time in his life when Ibrahim Abdallah thought he was the only Muslim-turned-atheist in … Continued

In Texas abortion case, has ‘pro-life’ become ‘pro-choice’?

The case of a 16-year-old young woman successfully suing her parents to assure that they will support her choice to … Continued