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Just Mercy

A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson

"Important and compelling.”
—TRACY KIDDER, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains

“Gripping…What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation.”
—DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

“An inspiring and powerful story.”
—JOHN GRISHAM, author of A Time To Kill

The Commission on Dismantling Racism encourages people throughout the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia to read this book during the coming season of Epiphany, beginning after Christmas. For group and individual reading, download this STUDY GUIDE »


Outside Agitator

Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama 

by Charles W. Eagles

The Beloved Community: Commission for Dismantling Racism invited all parishes to participate in reading Outside Agitator: Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama by Charles Eagles (1991| University of Alabama Press) during the 2015 Epiphany season.

The reading and discussion of this book is a part of the effort to prepare commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jonathan Daniel's death and the annual Pilgrimage to Hayneville, Alabama, next Aug. 15, according to Catherine Meeks, Ph.D., chair of the Beloved Community: Commission on Dismantling Racism.

Study Guide

A study guide for "Outside Agitator" is now available and can be downloaded here.  It was prepared by the Rev. Lee Curtis, rector, Church of the Incarnation, Atlanta, and is ideal for group discussions. In addition to the book, the documentary Here Am I, Send Me chronicling Daniel's life will help to increase awareness of this modern-day saint.

“This period prior to the pilgrimage is designed to help us better understand Daniel's life and work,” said Meeks. “It can inform our response to the call made to each of us as we seek to live a faithful life.”

The diocesan commission also asks that all parishes consider a Lenten study on the following films: Here Am I Send Me, Traces of the Trade, Repairing the Breach, White Privilege 101 and Banished. Some of these films are accompanied by study resources. For the ones that are not, the commission will offer a short set of study questions and aids to help facilitate

These films are easy to obtain online, but the commission also can offer assistance.

For more information contact: Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. kayma53@att.net or 770 371 0527