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Uniting for Change: Justice & Grace Needs Shared By All

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“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” This Bryan Stevenson quote should resonate with every human – none of us wants to be defined by the worst thing we’ve done, because we have all done harm. We have hurt people we love. We haven’t been honest. We have looked out…
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Uniting for Change: A Call To Embody The Spirit Of Passion For Meaningful Change

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 The Community Remembrance Project of Greenville County (CRP) was born in 2019 as part of the broad-based community work being done by Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, AL. The CRP is a coalition of organizations and individuals that champions transformative change through education and restorative truth-telling.  We collaborate with EJI to bring light…
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Bootless Straps – Tom Petty, Furman Intern

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“Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” That is a common phrase meant to define American ingenuity and perseverance in the face of challenges. To better yourself, you’ve got to toughen up and work for it. This is the prevailing philosophy amongst a lot of Americans when it comes to wealth. We look fondly on those…
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Knowing Bryan Stevenson’s Work

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by Tom Petty, Furman Student Intern Bryan Stevenson, the keynote speaker at United Ministries’ UFC Luncheon this year, founded EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) with several goals. The organization is “committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the…
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