Unitarian Universalist Association Ministers
Declaration and Affirmation of Position on the Death Penalty from Oregon’s Unitarian Universalist Association Ministers.
Beginning in 1961, delegates from the member congregations of Unitarian Universalist Association have voted in favor of abolishing the death penalty no less than six times. Likewise,
We, the undersigned, Unitarian Universalist ministers in the state of Oregon, again call for an end to capital punishment in our State.
We oppose the death penalty because:
Therefore we urge the citizens of Oregon to abolish the death penalty.
We also urge our elected State officials to do everything in their power to pass legislation leading to the abolition of this cruel and barbaric practice.
Signed: The Reverend Richard R. Davis, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, Oregon
(followed by all the other signatures of UU ministers)
5090 Center St., N.E.
Salem, Oregon 97317