The University of Richmond School of Law will host “Law. Faith. Justice.” Nov. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

This event focusing on law and spirituality will explore the possibilities that arise, including individual, community and societal advancement, when law and spirituality work together. A panel of six experts will offer insights and stories about what happens when faith and the law join forces.

The panel will feature the Rev. Bob Hetherington, Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Board commissioner Henry Marsh, UR professor of law Shari Motro, immigration activist Victor Narro, retired judge Kimberly O’Donnell and author and attorney Qasim Rashid.

“This program was inspired by UR law graduates doing creative work integrating law and faith,” said Ann Hodges, Richmond School of Law professor and organizer of the panel. “The program explores the ways that law and faith can be and have been used to advance the cause of justice.”

This discussion is co-sponsored by Leadership Metro Richmond, the Office of the Chaplaincy, and the Law School’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, Faculty Learning Community and Jewish Law Students Association.

The program is free, open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Visit the University of Richmond website for more information and to register.

This event is part of One Book, One Richmond, a campus-wide effort that encourages students, staff, faculty and community members to read and discuss a selected book on a social justice issue. This year’s selection, “Just Mercy,” by Bryan Stevenson, is a powerful true story that offers an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. 

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