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Just Mercy Book Study (Zoom)

Just Mercy Book Study (Zoom)

Every Thursday, from 07/30/2020 to 08/20/2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Author Bryan Stevenson, a Harvard trained attorney, tells the story of his career representing those who had been wrongly accused, wrongly convicted, and wrongly sent to death row. "... I knew [my life] would have something to do with the lives of the poor, America's history of racial inequality, and with the struggle to be equitable and fair with one another." He tells of his journey with Walter McMillian, a Black man on death row, and weaves in the stories of many others whom he championed over time. It is a story of revelations, anger, injustices, and ultimately justice and redemption. 

Earlier this year, the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church met in Montgomery, Alabama. During their meetings, they made a pilgrimage to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. They were also privileged to spend nearly an hour with Mr. Stevenson. Your facilitators are Polly Getz from St. Bart’s and Butch Glosson, a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Hemet, both members of the Executive Council. Join them for a fascinating and perhaps difficult discussion of this powerful book. Please register with Beth Dean to receive the Zoom link.