True Justice: Seeking Equal Justice for People and Communities of Color

A Film Showing, Discussion and Action Planning for Change

February 22, 2020 (Snow Date: February 29)

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Cedarville UMC, 1092 Laurelwood Rd, Pottstown, PA. Cost: $10. Lunch included. CEUs certification requested. Register online now! The registration deadline has been extended to Feb. 17.

Join us in viewing together the compelling HBO documentary film True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality about the lifesaving, life-changing crusade of Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson is a dedicated public defense attorney and the founder and Executive Director of the groundbreaking Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama.

True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality examines his personal journey, as he labors to bring justice to wrongfully convicted and disadvantaged prison inmates. The film weaves together his own story, those of his clients, and a history of injustice and complicity in our justice system. As Stevenson reveals a troubling narrative of racial inequality still prevalent in this country, he challenges us to seek the truth, confront it and work towards reconciliation.

After we view this powerful film, we will hear from a panel of vital, visionary leaders seeking ways to foster racial justice in the criminal justice system. And then we will gather in groups to learn more and determine how we can live out our faith—how we can “do justice and love mercy—by joining Stevenson’s fight in a national campaign that seeks true justice for people and communities of color. Learn more…

For further information, contact Marilyn Schneider, Prison Ministries & Restorative Justice Committee Chairperson, at 610-696-2663 or prisonministries@epaumc.org.

Register online now! The registration deadline has been extended to Feb. 17.


A time for third-mile giving

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson

Many have heard of second-mile giving.  That is the kind of giving that happens when people stretch and give beyond their means or beyond what is expected (which is their “first-mile” gift).  But what about the “third-mile giving?”  That is when you do what may seem near impossible; and thus, you become a change agent in this world. 

Am I talking about money here?  No!  I am talking about prison ministry!  Jesus calls us all into prison ministry in Matthew 25:36: “I was in prison and you visited me.” And in Luke 4:18: “Proclaim liberty to the captives.”  Let’s look at first, second and third-mile giving through prison and restorative justice ministry. Read more…