Thursday, 18 October 2012 00:00

2016-17 Worship Theme

UBC's 2016-2017 Worship Theme is “Just Mercy: Proclaiming Peace and Working for Justice”
This academic year we will be looking at Bryan Stevenson’s book entitled, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.  It tells of the struggle of the Equal Justice Initiative to combat the system that seeks to execute people of color and other disadvantaged people who are tried and convicted without proper representation. It looks at our nation’s system of mass incarceration and the way that it is coupled with the racism and injustice.  The College of Education and Human Development at the U is looking at this book as well during the next two years, so it seems especially appropriate. We’ll explore how well we are doing with Micah’s admonition to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (6:8).  We’ll also consider Jesus mandate in Matthew 25 to visit the prisoner.  We’ll look at stories of redemption and struggle as we come to terms with a criminal justice system that treats members of our society in an unequal manner. For more on the book, please visit http://bryanstevenson.com/the-book/