State and Local Activism

Virginia Death Penalty

Prior to 2001, the state of Virginia executed more people than any other state except Texas. The entire Langley Hill Friends Meeting community joined in support of a request for a complete moratorium on executions. Langley Hill Friends Meeting joined with Virginians against the Death Penalty (VADP) in their struggle to halt continuing executions. Our meeting has hosted prayer vigils for individuals scheduled for execution.

Although Virginia has not recently executed anyone, the law permitting the state to do so remains in effect. We, along with VADP, continue to seek get the law repealed. We continue to monitor the situation and continue to speak our conscience on this issue.