Death Penalty Abolition Week

The Dean’s Corner

Death Penalty Abolition Week

This week I spoke with Hannah Kubbins, the Executive Director of Ohioans to Stop Executions, about Death Penalty Abolition Week for Faith Communities which starts tomorrow (October 8) and runs through October 17th. I hope you’ll watch the video below, and make plans to join her conversation on Wednesday with Episcopal Peace Fellowship and journalist Phillip Morris. There you’ll learn more about the impact of the death penalty in Ohio, as well as ways you can support its abolition.

Why are so many communities of faith standing in opposition to the death penalty?  It goes deeper than the simple ethical mandate not to take a life.  A close look at the practice and impact of capital punishment in America shows that it is not only ethically problematic: it is poor public policy, and in so many ways exposes brokenness in the criminal justice system.

I hope you’ll learn more by watching my conversation with Hannah Cubbins, or by joining the Episcopal Peace Fellowship this coming Wednesday for the webinar called “Justice Gone Wrong.”

Blessings,

The Very Rev. Bernard J Owens