Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy is the executive director of Catholic Mobilizing Network. She is the co-author of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures.
Auska Mitchell holds a photograph of his nephew, Lezmond Mitchell, on Aug. 21 in the Phoenix area. Lezmond Mitchell is scheduled to be executed this Wednesday, Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jonathan J. Cooper)
Politics & Society Short Take
Krisanne Vaillancourt MurphyAugust 24, 2020
The Catholic Church and the Navajo Nation stand together in opposition to the execution of Lezmond Mitchell because it, like the racism which brought his death sentence to pass, erodes the sanctity of human life, writes Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy.
Faith Faith in Focus
Krisanne Vaillancourt MurphyMarch 23, 2020
In the middle lands of these 40 days, I am burdened by the fact that our society has not yet reckoned with the ongoing sin of capital punishment nor the full extent of our country’s racist past.