We, the Sisters of the Precious Blood in Dayton Ohio, publicly condemn the use of capital punishment in the United States and in the World. We believe the use of capital punishment is responding to violence with violence and perpetuates the cycle of violence and revenge. We believe that every life is sacred from conception to its natural death. We urge government leaders to abolish the death penalty. We encourage government leaders to find alternative ways to protect society from dangerous offenders, all the while respecting their dignity as human beings.
To carry out this stand, we, the Sisters of the Precious Blood, Dayton, Ohio will pursue opportunities and activities that will bring about the abolition of the death penalty. We will strive to promote non-violence and justice rather than revenge.