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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days: Reflections from Rev. Christina Thomas, Criminal Justice Chaplain

Rev. Christina Thomas   |   April 29, 2015

Rev. Christina Thomas, chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, traveled to Washington, D.C. with the National Benevolent Association during the 2015 Ecumenical Advocacy Days. She offers this reflection of her experience.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, ADVOCACY

The mission of Christian Services for Children in Alabama is to show the love of Christ by providing counseling and other related services to children and their families. We provide therapeutic foster care and family preservation and reunification services.