Group working toward abolishing the death penalty

The Peace and Nonviolence subgroup of the Virginia Conference Board of Church and Society is providing information about Abolishing the Death Penalty. It will be a major focus of the upcoming General Assembly. The following resources are provided by this subgroup. They are working in conjunction with the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP)

Lynching and the Death Penalty

The death penalty in the United States is a direct descendant of racial terror lynchings. The Rev. Robert Lewis of Charlottesville shares his community’s experience of learning the story of John Henry James and connecting it to the racialized injustice of modern capital 

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