TV: “The Death Penalty Is Unjust and Is Being Abolished”

To watch this 1-hour program, click HERE.

To read a thorough summary — including sources of more information — click HERE for .pdf format or HERE for Word format.

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s May 2014 TV program about the death penalty provides fresh information, fresh insights, and fresh support for moving ahead toward abolishing it.Washington State is one of 32 states that can sentence people to death. Therefore, over the years, the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV series has produced a number of programs about the death penalty.

The first third of the program summarizes the problems in two ways:

(Problem #1) The death penalty fails to deliver on what it promises.

(Problem #2) Instead, it causes more problems.

After making these two points we briefly explain why we would be safe without the death penalty.

All of that happens in the first third of this TV program. Most of the rest of the program provides fresh information with a long-range view showing that we really are making progress toward abolishing the death penalty.

The final few minutes offer some good ways to move ahead.

See above for links to a thorough summary of this program and a link to watch the program.

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093