SUBMITTED — New York Times-bestselling author Bryan Stevenson will be the guest speaker at All Churches Together’s (ACT II) 25th Anniversary event at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Fairhope United Methodist Church.

Founder and executive director of the Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative, Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his direction EJI has won major legal challenges including the exoneration of Walter McMillian, who was wrongfully sentenced to death in Baldwin County.

Much of “Just Mercy,” Stevenson’s best-selling and critically acclaimed work, takes place in Alabama and Baldwin County and details his quest for equal justice for “the poor, wrongly condemned and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system.” As part of the anniversary celebration, “Just Mercy” book discussion groups and events will take place in Baldwin County in October.

Tickets for the Nov. 3rd event range from $10-15. To purchase tickets, or for more information about the events surrounding ACT II’s 25th anniversary, visit


ACT II is an initiative of Baldwin County-based Ecumenical Ministries, Inc. The group has worked at the request of Baldwin County communities for 25 years to cooperatively find solutions to systemic problems identified by residents instead of special interests. Projects have addressed road paving, clean water, access to efficient utilities, sidewalks, drainage, affordable homeowners insurance, and racial reconciliation. Though ACT II is Christ-centered, it is non-denominational and aggressively non-partisan and works for people of all races, incomes and political persuasions.