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Book Discussions: Executing Grace by Shane Claiborne
October 3 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Join us for lively book discussions facilitated by Pastor Kelly on October 3 from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and meet on the northwest quadrant of Lincoln Park near the Farmer’s Market. (Pilgrim is the backup location in the event of rain.)
In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state’s taking of a life true–or even practical–punishment for convicted prisoners? Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness, and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel–that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption.