Living Faith. Pursuing Justice. Seeking Peace.
This fall, Centenary begins a series of gatherings and book discussions that encourage a deeper conversation concerning the issues of mercy and justice that confront us today. Through liturgy, an honest wrestling with the theological and biblical implications of these issues, the witness of community leaders, and by means of small group exploration, we will open ourselves and the church to a more faithful answer to God’s call.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Thursdays, Sept. 20th, 27th, Oct. 4th & 11th
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Round Room
This book by Bryan Stevenson, is a powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice. 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.
We will be using this time to prepare our hearts and minds for the October 6th trip to the Legacy Museum and The National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery, Alabama and to develop a plan of action to support our committment to racial reconciliation and equal justice for all.
For more information, contact Debra Williams at email@example.com.