A Light for Justice

I hope you’ve been enjoying the puzzles that we (mostly Thomas) have created.  We shift directions today – Good Friday – to highlight a Lenten project involving our Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible.

SJB Lent 2020 slide

For Lent this year, we collaborated with the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice on a great series, “A Light for Justice.”  A team of students, led by Alyssa Beasley of SCSJ, had selected illuminations from our Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible to evoke discussion, education, and opportunities related to topics on justice: migration, racism, homelessness, human trafficking, and environmental justice.  We hosted the first two wonderful sessions in the Rare Books Room, and then we had to alter our plans because of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

IMG_20200309_123005Our second session, focused on justice and migration, included an opportunity to encourage legislators via postcards

We want everyone to stay home and to stay safe, and we also want to keep focusing on the mission of reconciliation and justice – so we decided to continue this great program in an online form with our A Light for Justice video series.  The Saint John’s Bible organization graciously gave permission for us to use short video clips of the illuminations in our series.  Hopefully this will keep the conversation going.  Each video features an illumination from our Heritage Edition matched with a particular justice theme.

We are excited to share these videos with you all.  We wish you good spirits and good health in this time of uncertainty, and blessings and joy for Easter!


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