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COLORADANS FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY
FAITH GROUP RESOLUTION

It is hereby resolved as follows:

As leaders of our religious and faith communities in Colorado, we share certain core beliefs in universal truths and historical commitment to social justice for all.

We are united in our conviction that the death penalty is immoral in principle and unjust in application. It violates our belief in the intrinsic worth of all human beings and our potential for spiritual regeneration.

The death penalty is also costly and unproven as a deterrent.

Criminal justice procedures are inconsistent and weighted against the poor, the powerless, members of minority groups and persons with developmental disabilities.

We believe that errors can lead to the punishment and potential execution of the innocent.

Therefore, because Colorado has two possible sentences for Capital Murder – life without the possibility of parole and death – we agree that death should not be an option.