The Ministry Against the Death Penalty fosters creative and reflective programs that awaken hearts and minds and inspire social change. We believe:

  • in the dignity and rights of all persons and recognize that government-sanctioned killing and the practice of torture is a violation of those rights and a denial of human dignity;
  • that the criminal justice system in the United States disproportionately affects poor people and people of color;
  • that prison reform and the abolition of capital punishment will support necessary systemic change.

We are committed to promoting compassionate alternatives to the death penalty, including restorative justice and funding for victims’ services.