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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

The Anti-Racism Committee at St. Peter’s invites you to join them in reading Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” during the month of February. Please also plan to join us for a conversation about the book, open to all, on February 26 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Parish House. Bryan Stevenson is the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (https://eji.org) and an important contemporary advocate for racial justice. More about the book, which is widely available online or at Head House Books:

“A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, “Just Mercy” is a New York Times Best Seller by Bryan Stevenson. 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 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.”


February 26, 2019


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


St. Peter’s Parish House
313 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States



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