Resources on the Death Penalty

The USCCB’s Office on Human Life and Dignity provides news, legislative materials, and educational materials regarding the death penalty on their website.

The Community of Sant’Egidio is a Catholic Lay Community dedicated to peacemaking. As part of its mission to promote peace in the world, this organization stands in opposition to the death penalty. Visit its website to find out more.

Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, is one of the world’s leading advocates against the death penalty. She is the author of several books on this topic, including Dead Man Walking, which became a major motion picture. Visit her website to find out more about her life and work.

The website of Pax Christi International on the Death Penalty shows some of the work this international Catholic peace movement is doing to combat the death penalty.

Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN) proclaims the Church’s unconditional pro-life teaching and its application to capital punishment and restorative justice. Visit their website to find resources specific to college campuses.

The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization which provides analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. Their activities include preparing reports, conducting briefings for journalists, and serving as a resource to those working on this issue. See their website for more information.