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LEADER RESOURCE 6: Capital Punishment Resolution — Simplified

Paraphrased from the 1961 UUA General Resolution.

All our laws must respect human life.

Our laws and courts should help criminals, not hurt or kill them.

Nobody can prove that capital punishment stops crime.

If we make a mistake and put the wrong person to death, we cannot correct the mistake.

Capital punishment in America has often been unfair to people who are poor and not white.

The UUA wants all its congregations and members to work to end capital punishment.

The UUA wants the leaders of all American states and Canadian provinces to hear what UUs believe.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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