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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