The 14th World Day Against the Death Penalty occurs on October 10, 2016.  This day is a time to educate and raise awareness about various issues surrounding the death penalty.  Each year, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty focuses on a specific topic about which to raise awareness.  This year, the focus is on the use of the death penalty for terrorism charges.

 

No one can argue that in the past several years, the world has drastically changed.  Terrorism and terrorist acts have become a much more frequent occurrence, including nations once thought to be safe from such actions.  In response to these terrorist actions, some nations have expanded the death penalty laws, or are considering introducing the death penalty, for terrorist acts.  Other nations, who had not performed executions in years, have resumed carrying out the death penalty in an effort to curb terrorist activities.  Throughout the world, there are 65 countries and territories that currently retain capital punishment for terrorism charges, including the United States.

  

On this World Day Against the Death Penalty, we, at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, ask that you remember all those on death row throughout the world.  Please pray that if they are innocent of the crimes for which they have been convicted and sentenced to death, that their innocence will be proven prior to their execution.  Please also pray that all may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if they have not already.

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