Religion and capital punishment are two of the most controversial topics you could pick, so when we had the idea to build an infographic focused on both of them, we knew we were in for a challenge in impartiality. We started the project by carefully selecting a journalist who could source the information impartially and responsibly. Natalya Stanko rose to the challenge and brought an educated foundation to build the research on top of. Visually’s own Jess Bachman worked closely with her to categorize and come up with a visual language to organize all the offenses deemed worthy of death.
In the graphic we have surfaced many prescriptions of the death penalty across numerous religious texts and group them into related capital vices. It should be plain to see that certain texts, like the Old Testament are not very tolerant of sexual acts as opposed to... keep reading