Just Mercy Film Discussion

The film “Just Mercy” is based on the true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan headed to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first and most incendiary cases is that of Walter McMillian, who in 1987 was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence.

We invite you all to watch (or re-watch) the film "Just Mercy" when it is convenient for you, then join our discussion group to share your thoughts on the film's subjects and their repercussions on today's world. 

For more information on the film and a list of ways you can watch it, go to: https://www.justmercyfilm.com/. The film is available at many of our local libraries for free/minimal cost.

We will meet by Zoom with a link to come.

Date: Thursday, March 11

Time: 7-8:30 pm



So, Why Have This Discussion?

Throughout his ministry Jesus engaged the real personal and societal concerns of his day, and called his followers to do the same. Many of those concerns related to justice and mercy for the poor and the oppressed. In fact in the gospel of Luke Jesus begins his public ministry in a synagogue in Nazareth, where he stands up and reads these words from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recover of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:16-19)

Discussions like this one on the movie “Just Mercy” give us a chance to come together as the Church and engage the real issues of justice and mercy in our world today. They offer us a safe, authentic space to explore our faith through meaningful study and conversation. It is an opportunity to grow in faith as followers of Christ – both in the ways that we understand our faith and in the ways that we take up our cross and live it out each day. 


This is the Way of Christ, blessing on the journey,
Pastor Bruce