PARISH ACTION TOOLKIT

Use our resources to mobilize your parish community. Everything is available in English and Spanish.

INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY

Georgia has the highest standard of proof in the nation to prove intellectual disability in a capital case. Learn why change is necessary.

JOIN US

By joining GACADP, you will add your voice to thousands of other concerned Georgia Catholics working to heed the Church’s call to end the use of the death penalty.

News and Action Alerts

A Catholic Perspective on the Death Penalty

Despite our horror and outrage at violent crime, and our desire to lift up and comfort the victims, we cannot deny that the death penalty is inconsistent with Catholic teaching. Please help us end it in the state of Georgia.

Execution Date Set for Donnie Lance

Just hours after sparing Jimmy Meders, the state of Georgia announced that Donnie Lance is scheduled to be executed at 7 PM on January 29th, 2019.

Clemency Granted to Jimmy Meders

Six hours shy of his execution, Jimmy Meders was granted clemency by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. His sentence was commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

56% of Georgians Favor Replacing the Death Penalty

/
In a recent poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, 56% of Georgia voters favor replacing the death penalty with a sentence of life without parole.

About

Georgia Catholics Against the Death penalty educates Catholics on Church teaching about capital punishment and mobilizes action to eliminate its use in Georgia and around the world.  Read more.

Join Us

Join our network and stay up to date on the latest news, events and information.