The first thing that comes to mind when we hear the phrase “state sanctioned execution” is the death penalty. There are only five nations in the world that still possess death penalty statues – China, North Korea, Iran, Yemen and the United States. According to Amnesty International, the death penalty does not deter crime, is the least cost effective form of punishment, is racially biased, and too often claims innocent lives.
On Good Friday 2017, it is important to recognize that state sanctioned execution is always wrapped in a culture of violence. Culture is comprised of the beliefs, values, arts, morals, laws and tastes of a people, organization, or nation. State sanctioned execution is normal in cultures where violence is commonplace...Read More