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Join us in the All Church Read: Just Mercy

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014, Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House) Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, has dedicated his legal career to defending those who are trapped by an often capricious, political, and willfully unjust criminal justice system – poor people, people of color, children, and others over whom the system has run roughshod. It speaks to justice, mercy, and compassion, themes of concern to us as Unitarian Universalists and as human beings. Born and raised in Delaware, Stevenson is truly one of the great civil rights leaders of our time.
There is still time to join us in reading and appreciating this amazing book. Bryan Stevenson's voice can be our voice as we work to reform the justice system. The book is filled with personal stories that give meaning to the dauntingly large challenge of reform. We chose this book to create a basis for deep, meaningful conversations within our congregation.
You might also be interested in reading an extensive article about Bryan Stevenson in Delaware Today's August edition.
Meet Bryan Stevenson here, giving a TED talk:
Please plan to attend our book discussion led by Rev. Roberta on Sunday, August 28th after church.
Questions? Email or call Suzanne Perry, Co-Chair of Member Engagement and Development and Member of Black Lives Matter Study Group