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MD Religious Leaders Call for Death Penalty Repeal

Below is a list of almost 70 religious leaders from myriad faith communities across Maryland, all calling on the Maryland General Assembly
to repeal the death penalty in 2008.

 

Rev. Patricia  D. Barth
United Church of Christ
Takoma Park 

Mary Kate Birge, SSJ, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology
Mount St. Mary's University
Emmitsburg 

Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal
Gaithersburg 

Rev. Heber Brown
Youth Pastor
Shiloh Baptist Church of Baltimore County     

Rev. Dr. William Calhoun
Senior Pastor
Trinity Baptist Church
President, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance
Baltimore 

Rev. Andrew Foster Connors
Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church
Baltimore

Rev. Dr. John R. Deckenback
Conference Minister
Central Catholic Conference
United Church of Christ
Baltimore 

Wayne A. DeHart, Director
Human Resources and Connectional Life
Baltimore-Washington Conference
United Methodist Church 

Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
Bethesda 

Lawrence D. Egbert M.D., MPH
Unitarian Universalist Campus Minister
The Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore     

Richard J. Dowling
Maryland Catholic Conference
Annapolis 

Ralph W. Dunkin
Bishop
The West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 

Rabbi Michael Feshbach
Senior Rabbi, Temple Shalom
Chevy Chase 

Maureen Fiedler, SL, Ph.D. 
Sisters of Loretto
Hyattsville 

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Foltz
Associate Conference Minister
Central Atlantic Conference
United Church of Christ
Baltimore 

Rev. Humphrey Foutz
Central Church of Christ
Baltimore 

Sister Jane Geiger, MHSH
Chairperson, Spirituality Committee
Mission Helper Center
Towson 

Daniel M. Gennarelli, Executive Director
Murphy Initiative for Justice and Peace
Baltimore 

Most Rev. Francisco Gonzalez, S.F. (Roman Catholic)
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Washington 

Rev. Dr. G. Wilson Gunn, Jr.
General Presbyter
National Capital Presbytery
Presbyterian Church USA 

Lane S. Hart, IV
Death Penalty Abolition Advocate for the Peace & Justice Committee
The Presbytery of Baltimore
Presbyterian Church USA 

Rev. Bobby G. Henry, Jr.
Associate Minister
Jericho City of Praise
Landover 

Most Rev. Martin D. Holley (Roman Catholic)
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Washington 

Rev. Chris Holmes
Annapolis District Superintendent
United Methodist Church 

The Reverend Dr. Roy W. Howard
Presbyterian Church USA
Rockville 

Rev. Lee Hudson
Lutheran Office on Public Policy in Maryland
Annapolis 

Robert W. Ihloff
Bishop
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland 

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
Rockville 

Cardinal William H. Keeler (Roman Catholic)
Archbishop of Baltimore 

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block
Institute for Jewish Leadership & Values
Rockville 

H. Gerard Knoche, Bishop
The Delaware-Maryland Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
Baltimore 

Rev. Cynthia Lapp
Hyattsville Mennonite Church 

David R. LaRoche
Maryland Citizens of Faith Against State Executions
Bethesda 

Rev. Carl Lashley
People's Community Baptist Church
Norwood 

Rabbi Mark Loeb
Beth El Congregation
Baltimore 

Rabbi Jack A. Luxemburg
Senior Rabbi, Temple Beth Ami
Rockville 

Most Reverend Denis J. Madden (Roman Catholic)
Auxiliary Bishop
Baltimore 

Rev. Vivian C. McCarthy
Discipleship Guide
Baltimore-Washington Conference
United Methodist Church 

Frank McNeirney, National Coordinator
Catholics Against Capital Punishment
Bethesda 

C. William Michaels, Esq.
Pax Christi
Baltimore 

Rod Miller
Director of Connectional Ministries
Baltimore-Washington Conference
United Methodist Church 

Rev. Jonathan Newton
Ebenezer AME Church
Fort Washington 

Peter K. Nord
Executive Presbyter
The Presbytery of Baltimore
Presbyterian Church USA 

Bro. Frank J. O'Donnell, SM
Marianist Social Justice Collaborative
Baltimore 

Rev. Dr. Charles A. Parker
Assistant to the Bishop
Baltimore-Washington Conference
United Methodist Church 

The Rev. Dr. Kwame Osei Reed
Associate Conference Minister
Central Atlantic Conference
United Church of Christ
Baltimore 

The Rev. Carl W. Rehling, dn
Diocesan Liasion for Justice and Peace
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland 

Sister Rita Ricker, RJM
Resurrection Catholic Church
Burtonsville 

Most Rev. Mitchell Rozanski (Roman Catholic)
Auxiliary Bishop
Baltimore 

Most Reverend Michael A. Saltarelli (Roman Catholic)
Bishop of Wilmington
Eastern Shore 

Sr. Margaret M. Savage, SSJ
Baltimore 

Theodore F. Schneider
Bishop
Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 

John R. Schol
Bishop
United Methodist Church
Baltimore-Washington Conference 

Rabbi Gerald Serotta
Temple Shalom
Chevy Chase 

Rabbi David Shneyer
Am Kolel Sanctuary & Renewal Center
Beallsville 

Sisters of Mercy
Regional Community of Baltimore 

Mary R. Skopal, SSJ
Baltimore 

Rabbi Sonya Starr
Columbia Jewish Congregation
Columbia

 

Rev. Fred Thomas
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church
Landover 

Rev. Robin Toogood
Zion Church
Landover 

Sister Mary Unger, SSJ
Elkton 

M. Judith Waldt, MHSH
President
Mission Helper Center
Towson 

Kathleen White, OSB
Prioress
Benedictine Sisters of Baltimore 

Rev. Mamie A. Williams
Executive Director
Multiethnic Center for Ministry of the Northeastern Jurisdiction
United Methodist Church 

Rabbi Steve Weisman
Temple Soleil
Bowie 

Rev. John T. Wielebski
Ressurection of Our Lord Catholic Church
Laurel 

Rev. Scott Wood
Mt. Calvary Catholic Church
Forestville 

Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl (Roman Catholic)
Archbishop of Washington