Documentary Movie - John Lewis: Good Trouble
Becoming Beloved Community Recommends:
John Lewis: Good Trouble
Premieres Friday, July 3, 2020
As Phil mentioned in his blog, "Sharing in the Work with God," the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is entering into a "new era of civic engagement based on our evolving response to Jesus’ command that we love our neighbors as ourselves." As part of this response, our church plans to join in the work of voter registration and mobilization. Thus, in preparation for this work, our Becoming Beloved Community Steering Committee recommends viewing the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, which premieres this weekend.
John Lewis served a pivotal role in helping to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and in the ongoing crisis of voter suppression. As Lewis points out in the film, "the vote is still the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democracy." As we prepare to work with the local chapter of a national voters' rights organization, it is important to understand fully, the history of voter suppression in this country. We enter this work because, as Phil says in his blog, "part of loving your neighbor is making sure they have a voice and seeking their full enfranchisement in the governing of their community.
Please note: this film is pay-per-view through various outlets identified on the film's website.