I was sentenced to death: an Ash Wednesday reflection

This Lenten season, Ndume Olatushani’s art work will be part of a Stations of the Cross art exhibit in Washington, DC. His art speaks to the need disrupt the ‘cradle to prison’ pipeline. His reflection on his own death sentance is the first of our Lenten... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on March 01, 2017

Getting it done!

It's as good a time as any to take notice of some success — yes, success!

From criminal-justice reform to caring for refugees, United Methodists are making a difference. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 08, 2015

I want to be a ‘Cornhusker’

Nebraska makes human-rights reforms

In same month, Cornhusker State repeals death penalty and allows undocumented immigrants driver's licenses.. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on June 08, 2015

Time to respond to violence in non-violent ways

A response to repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska

No form of capital punishment has ever been humane, nor has the death penalty been an effective deterrent to murder. read more »

by Jerry Albright, Executive Director, Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
on June 08, 2015

A death penalty

Bishop reflects on Boston Marathon Bomber sentence

Should those found guilty of heinous crimes be allowed to genuinely repent? read more »

by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar
on May 22, 2015

We are ready to move

To move our states to abolish death penalty

Powerful national conference call features incredible people across U.S. doing amazing work. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 24, 2015

Important dates to circle

April promises to be a busy month

April 14 national call to abolish the death penalty; April 30 Twitter chat on mass incarceration. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 13, 2015

Holy Week call to end death penalty

Nearly 400 faith leaders issue statement

Anyone ‘entrusted with power’ urged to do all they can to end practice that diminishes humanity. read more »

April 02, 2015

Our humanness prevails

Life is precious

Taking away another person’s life seems unimaginable, regardless of the fact that a heinous act may have been committed. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on March 25, 2015

Abolish Texas death penalty

More than 550 faith leaders sign statement

Interfaith Statement of Opposition to the Death Penalty endorsed by leaders from 25 different faith traditions statewide, including United Methodists. read more »

March 16, 2015

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