Just Mercy

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Just Mercy byBryan Stevenson

Sponsored by Towards Justice

June 2, 9, 16 at 7:00pm

We will ultimately not be judged by our technology, we won’t be judged by our design, we won’t be judged by our      intellect and reason. Ultimately, you judge the character of a society  by how they treat the poor, the condemned, the incarcerated. – Bryan Stevenson


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and    Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (2014, Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House) is this year's selection for the Unitarian Universalist Common Read. 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 (text from the UUA website).  Sign-up in Fellowship Hall and contact Lynn Hunt if you need assistance        obtaining a copy of the book.


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