Bayside Community Care believes capital punishment is an inhuman way of dealing with justice and punishment.
From personalised experience with walking alongside those on death row, the organisation uses its voice to campaign for the abolition of the death penalty.
Bayside Community Care President, Rev. Christie Buckingham, experienced firsthand the uselessness of the death penalty as the spiritual advisor to Bali 9 member Myuran Sukumaran in the lead up to his execution. Myuran, as well as Andrew Chan, were both rehabilitated and reformed men whose lives were taken inhumanely.
Amnesty International recorded at least 657 executions took place in 20 countries in 2019 and over 26,000 people are on death row around the world.
Bayside Community Care supports organisations such as Amnesty International and Reprieve Australia who are working towards worldwide abolition of the death penalty and a moratorium on the death penalty in the United Nations.
Even though the death penalty does not exist in Australia, this issue still can affect Australians who travel to countries where it is still used.