(RNS) — Wherever Christians are most concentrated in America is where the death penalty has flourished.
(RNS) When it comes to executions in America, we are not killing the worst of the worst; we are killing the poorest of the poor.
SANLIURFA, Turkey (RNS) Little is known about how the Islamic State group is viewed by those living under its thumb. But a steady stream of refugees settling in southern Turkey offers a peek into life in the areas the militants control.
(RNS) The death penalty is in critical condition. Might 2015 be a year of abolition?
WASHINGTON (RNS) On top of drug protocols, developmental disabilities and lawyers' mistakes, justices must decide if mental illness should be a reason to keep prisoners such as Scott Panetti alive. An appellate court gave him last-minute reprieve.
(RNS) It’s not just liberals anymore, but all sorts of reasonable people (including conservative faith leaders), who are convinced that we can do better than this as a country -- and we must.
(RNS) Richard Dieter, executive director of the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center, said the Oklahoma case would add momentum to efforts to halt lethal injection until the process is better understood and there is more transparency to what states are trying to do.
(RNS) Though states put the same number of people to death this year as last, an anti-death penalty group says several other indicators show capital punishment is on the wane. By Lauren Markoe.