Thu 18 Mar
Justice Matters: Injustice and Hope - Reviewing the trial of Jesus National
Plea and trial preparation hearing. Adjournment. Witnesses. Cross examination. Advance sentence indication. Verdict.
If you're in law, the importance of a fair trial has been impressed upon you more times than you likely care to count. Due process is one of the linchpins of our criminal system, and fewer things make this clearer than a trial gone wrong. No one wants to see the innocent punished. No one wants to see the guilty go free.
Did you know, then, that the maladministration of justice was instrumental in bringing about one of the most important events in history according to Christian belief? An unfair trial led, unwittingly, to the very murder of God. The cross at the heart of the story of Easter is the culmination of a very criminal trial indeed.
As always, there is more to the story than meets the eye, so do join us for our Easter event and fifth instalment of our Justice Matters seminar series, 'Injustice and Hope: Reviewing the trial of Jesus'. Leading our review of the proceedings will be His Honour Judge Graeme Smith, Circuit Judge, on Thursday 18 March at 6pm. Don't just come alone - consider who you could extend the invitation to. This event is for all, especially those who are sceptical of or curious about Jesus and the Christian faith.
Come along to this event, where we will see how a trial with very few redeeming features stands at the heart of God's redemption of his world.
The event is free to join but please register and confirm your attendance on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom meeting details.