Past Events

  • In the Light of Justice: In partnership with the Benedictine Way community, the Task Force organized its inaugural event in the form of a six-hour vigil at Grace Church in Tecumseh (home to Nebraska’s death row) in November 2019.
  • Just Mercy Discussion: In July 2020, we gathered on Zoom to participate in a facilitated discussion of the book and film, Just Mercy.
  • The New Jim Crow Discussion: In September 2020, the Task Force led a book study on The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander.
  • Write for Rights: With grant funding from Episcopal Evangelism Society, the Task Force designed and executed a Zoom-based discussion combining policy and real-life stories with presentations from ACLU Nebraska and Community Justice Center. The two-night series included a reflection on civic engagement as a spiritual practice, answering the question of why our engagement in society matters to us as followers of Jesus.
  • Striving for Justice and Peace: a 6-week Epiphany Series focused on issues of legal reform and the abolition of the death penalty. Through the use of short readings, reflections, and videos, we explored the theological basis for justice and articulated our support for justice, healing, and reconciliation. 

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