Presiding Bishop Michael Curry along with officers of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies are inviting Episcopalians to study and commit to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice. In response to this invitation, we are initiating a diocesan-wide book study and discussion of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

Just Mercy is a true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us and a call to fix our broken justice system written by the founder of the Equal Justice Institute (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama. The EJI is a legal practice dedicated to defending the most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system.

We invite you to read this book, have conversations about the book and about racial healing and reconciliation, work with us to plan and implement strategies to become a beloved community throughout southern Wisconsin.

How to participate:

  1. Read the book. If you’d like a copy of the book, contact Peggy Bean ( ).
  2. Watch Bryan Stevenson’s TED Talk: Bryan Stevenson's TED Talk
  3. Write a review of the book and share it with the Sara Bitner, Communications Officer ( ).
  4. Ask questions on our Facebook group: Diomil Reads: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  5. Host a book group discussion of the book. Contact Peggy for guidance ( ). Here's a book discussion guide to help get the conversation going: Just Mercy Discussion Guide