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The Resource Don't kill in our names : families of murder victims speak out against the death penalty, Rachel King

Don't kill in our names : families of murder victims speak out against the death penalty, Rachel King

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Don't kill in our names : families of murder victims speak out against the death penalty
Title
Don't kill in our names
Title remainder
families of murder victims speak out against the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Rachel King
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Could You Forgive the Murderer of your husband? Your mother? Your son? Families of murder victims are often ardent and very public supporters of the death penalty. But the people whose stories appear in this book have chosen instead to forgive their loved ones' murderers, and many have developed personal relationships with the killers and have even worked to save their lives. They have formed a nationwide group, Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), to oppose the death penalty. MVFR members are often treated as either saints or lunatics, but the truth is that they are neither. They are ordinary people who have responded to an extraordinary and devastating tragedy with courage and faith, choosing reconciliation over retribution, healing over hatred. Believing that the death penalty is a form of social violence that only repeats and perpetuates the violence that claimed their loved ones' lives, they hold out the hope of redemption even for those who have committed the most hideous crimes. Weaving third-person narrative with wrenching first-hand accounts, Rachel King presents the stories of ten MVFR members. Each is a heart-rending tale of grief, soul searching, and of the challenge to choose forgiveness instead of revenge. These stories, which King sets in the context of the national discussion over the death penalty debate and restorative versus retributive justice, will appeal not only to those who oppose the death penalty, but also to those who strive to understand how people can forgive the seemingly unforgivable
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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King, Rachel
Dewey number
364.66/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8698
LC item number
.K556 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • United States
  • Peine capitale
  • États-Unis
  • Peine de mort
  • Pena de muerte
  • Pena de muerte
Label
Don't kill in our names : families of murder victims speak out against the death penalty, Rachel King
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgiveness. 1. The lost child -- 2. Turning grief into love -- 3. The last party -- Executing the vulnerable. 4. The answer is love and compassion -- 5. The last word -- 6. Keep hope alive -- Grave injustices. 7. Rush to judgment -- 8. Making choices -- Restorative justice. 9. Beyond retribution -- 10. Healing the soul
Control code
ocm49726327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780813531823
Lccn
2002070505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49726327
  • (OCoLC)49726327
Label
Don't kill in our names : families of murder victims speak out against the death penalty, Rachel King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgiveness. 1. The lost child -- 2. Turning grief into love -- 3. The last party -- Executing the vulnerable. 4. The answer is love and compassion -- 5. The last word -- 6. Keep hope alive -- Grave injustices. 7. Rush to judgment -- 8. Making choices -- Restorative justice. 9. Beyond retribution -- 10. Healing the soul
Control code
ocm49726327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780813531823
Lccn
2002070505
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49726327
  • (OCoLC)49726327

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