Do Justice Conference with Bryan Stevenson

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Do Justice Conference with Bryan Stevenson

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Do Justice Conference with Bryan Stevenson
Pursuing Racial Justice and Reconciliation

Thursday November 8, 2018
Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina

Afternoon Leadership Conference Schedule:

Biblical Mandate for Justice
Opening Speaker: TBA

Pursuing Racial Justice and Reconciliation
Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Attorney, human rights activist, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and author of Just Mercy

Breakout sessions and discussions
We will investigate specific issues of justice in our community and nation today, and will be led by local expert leaders and practitioners.

Plus – An Evening with Bryan Stevenson
Free – Registration opens June 4

American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference
Speaker: Bryan Stevenson

Priority registration for the Do Justice Conference will open on June 4 at 10AM and includes guaranteed seating for An Evening with Bryan Stevenson. Priority registration ends June 30th.

About the Do Justice Conference:
The Do Justice Conference is for pastors and faith leaders to explore how racial justice is an essential part of the gospel. As we confront the ethical issues of mass incarceration and racial tension in society, we will explore our Biblical mandate to uphold principles of compassion, justice and forgiveness.

Touted as one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates, Bryan Stevenson will share an impactful message on the power of just mercy to break the generational cycles of retribution, victimization and abuse of power.  Stevenson’s message brings in the historical context and current realities of unfair incarceration rates, the presumption of dangerousness and guilt that children of color experience, and the trauma that is passed on for generations due to our societies’ avoidance of its legacy of racial terror.

This conference will look into how the Church can commit to engaging as ambassadors of reconciliation and restoration. As people of faith, we are required by the Lord to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. Christians need to recognize our call to defend the powerless in an unjust system.  Mr. Stevenson will offer Biblical concepts and practical ways for ministers to change the narrative of systemic racism, and make strides toward creating a culture of true justice, forgiveness and compassion.

More About Bryan Stevenson:

Bryan Stevenson is one of the country’s most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the U.S. He recently served on President Obama’s task force on 21st-century policing.

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the author of the recent New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. He was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, made Fortune’s 2016 World’s Greatest Leaders list, and is the recipient of the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu called Stevenson “America’s young Nelson Mandela.” Stevenson is a renowned, credible, talented speaker on issues of race, mass incarceration and our country’s broken justice system. Stevenson brings audience appeal with his strong, gifted communication style; his talks have been featured at Aspen Ideas, on National Public Radio, the 13th Netflix documentary, he was recently interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on the television show 60 Minutes. and his TED Talk has been viewed more than 4.8 million times.

Bryan Stevenson, and his staff of attorneys at EJI are leading the way in enacting laws eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won a historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional.

Thank you to our Sponsors:


For Sponsorship information please contact Laurel Hardgrove.





November 8
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Christ Presbyterian Church
6901 Normandale Rd
Edina, MN 55435 United States


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