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Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement.
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Fellowship of the Ring
Aquinas: Whether it is lawful to kill sinners?
A question from the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas.
Death Penalty (Catholic Education Resource Center)
A collection of articles on the topic from the Catholic tradition.
Death Penalty (Pew Research Center)
A collection of articles on the topic in "Religion & Public Life"
Death Penalty (Spring Hill College Theology Library)
A large collection of links on capital punishment, focusing on Catholic resources. Links to statements on the death penalty made in other faith traditions.
Death Penalty Information Center - Religious Statements
DPIC provides a compilation of statements about the death penalty from a broad array of religious denominations. DPIC occasionally highlights the views of those speaking from a faith perspective when the comments relate to a case or controversy involving capital punishment. Finally, it features the results of death penalty polls when broken down by particular faiths.
Human Rights (derechos.org) - Death Penalty
A collection of categorized links: facts, law, websites pro and con, people on death row, documents, reports, etc. The overall slant of the site is against the death penalty.
On the Value and Inviolability of Human Life: Evangelium Vitae
This is the text of a full length book by Pope John Paul II, which expresses the official Catholic viewpoint on abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty.
ProCon.org - Death Penalty (see "Religious Views")
Addresses Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.
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