February 1, 2024

Who Would Jesus Execute? (Part One)

Inside This Episode

Those who argue in favor of the death penalty often emphasize capital punishment as a means of justice for victims and their families. But what if those impacted by the crimes in question desire a different kind of justice? Rev. Sharon Risher, daughter of one of the nine churchgoers slain in the 2015 hate crime at Emanuel AME Church, is one of those people. In part one of this series, we hear Sharon’s reasons for forgiving her mother’s killer, even though he’s shown no remorse for his heinous crime. We also hear from Christian anti-death penalty activist Shane Claiborne, who offers a theological exploration of redemption.

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Read Sharon’s book: “For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness after the Charleston Massacre

Connect with Shane: http://executinggrace.com/ 

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