Just Mercy

Just Mercy coverJust Mercy UUFF Winter Study Group 2015-2016

 At the Nov 1st Service the Fellowship identified the topic Just Mercy as the favorite topic out of 5 offered topics for a potential study group for this winter.  The UUAA has adopted this book and has created a Study Guide which encourages reading and discussing the book in either (1) 90 minute session or (3) 90 minutes sessions.

 

 The purpose of this document is to:

  1. Inform you of the possibility of using this book for a study group this winter at our Fellowship.
  2. Provide more info about the subject
  3. Seek your interest in participating

More Info:

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson 352 pages Random House

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

JUST MERCY is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

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The book is available from various sources:

1. Virginia has offered to purchase the books using UUFF Religious Education budget funds.

2. It can be obtained individually at:

The Study Guide is free at:

http://www.uua.org/sites/live-new.uua.org/files/justmercy_discguide.pdf

Are You Interested?

If you are interested in participating in this study group, please contact Donn or Sandi at: SandiDonn2@yahoo.com or 828 524-3691.