Roberto Ontiveros from the Latin Post published reported on an unprecedented development in the evangelical world,
The National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC), in a unanimous vote, has come together to urge their 3,000 member congregations to help put an end to capital punishment across the country.
This recent vote makes NaLEC the first national association of evangelical churches to take a public stand against capital punishment.
As reported in Religion News Service, Salguero explained the decision came after a discernment process which begain in 2013 and included prayer as well as dialogue with anti-death penalty groups such as Equal Justice USA (EJUSA).
Speaking about NaLEC’s new commitment to helping end state-sponsored executions, Shari Silberstein, executive director of EJUSA, said that her organization has “found that evangelicals are eager to take another look at this issue, reflecting what we’re seeing in the country as a whole.”