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Oregon Religious Leaders Voice Opposition to Death Penalty

On October 16, 2013, fifteen leaders of Oregon’s religious communities gathered at First United Methodist Church in Portland to voice their opposition to Oregon's death penalty and present their reasons for advocating its abolition. The convocation and dinner was sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) and Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO).

Huffington Post: Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

The Gallup Death Penalty poll surveyed between Oct 3 and Oct 6

A majority of Americans -- 60 percent -- still favor putting convicted murderers to death. In the past 20 years, the level of support has dropped gradually, from a high of 80 percent in 1994, and 69 percent as recently as 2007.

West of Memphis: An examination of a failure of justice: Coming to Oregon Theaters in March. Discounts available.

West of Memphis - a movie showing a true mistake in the American justice system.

West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice. This documentary film tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before.

 

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