Faith Communities Position on the Death Penalty

Statements, resolutions, and positions have been compiled from a variety of sources. We are making every attempt to be as inclusive as possible, we recognize that this list may be incomplete and invite you to add to this list. Email your faith statement, resolution and position to the Northern California Coordinator or Southern California Coordinator.

FAITH COMMUNITIES AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

BUDDHIST
  • Buddhist Peace Fellowship
  • Engaged Zen Foundation
CHRISTIAN
  • The Bruderhof Communities
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Church of the Brethren
  • Church Women United
  • Community of Christ
  • Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Moravian Church
  • Mormons for Equality and Social Justice
  • National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
  • Orthodox Church in America
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Reformed Church in America
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church
Baptist
  • Alliance of Baptists
  • American Baptist Churches in the USA
  • Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Catholic
  • Archdiocese of San Francisco
  • Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
  • Pax Christi
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • U.S. Catholic Conference
Episcopal
  • The Episcopal Church
  • The Episcopal Diocese of California
Mennonite
  • General Conference of Mennonite Church
  • The Mennonite Central Committee
  • The Mennonite Church
  • Mennonite Church USA
FELLOWSHIP OF RECONCILIATION
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation
JAIN
  • Parliament of World Religions
JEWISH
  • American Jewish Committee
  • American Jewish Congress
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael, CA
  • Kehilla Community Synagogue, Piedmont, CA
  • National Council of Synagogues
  • Progressive Jewish Alliance
  • Rabbinical Assembly
  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC), Washington DC
  • Union for Reform Judaism
NATIVE AMERICAN
  • International Indian Treaty Council Information Office
QUAKERS
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • Friends Committee on National Legislation
  • Friends United Meeting
SIKH
  • Nemi Jain-Sikh Scholar
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS
  • Unitarian Universalists Association

RELIGIOUS GROUPS/PEOPLE OF FAITH WITH CONCERNS ABOUT THE DEATH PENALTY OR THATĀ SUPPORT A MORATORIUM

  • Marin Interfaith Council
CHRISTIAN
  • National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
JEWISH
  • Kehilla Jewish Community Synagogue
  • Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations
MUSLIM
  • Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • Dr. Azizah Y. al-Hibri
  • Dr. Shaid Atha