Washington Post on Divine Collision book tour: “Step out on faith and help others”

February 24, 2016 — An article in the Washington Post discusses Jim Gash (JD ’93) and Tumusiime Henry — “Pepperdine legal expert and an unjustly accused Ugandan” — the book about their relationship, and how the Divine Collision book tour sends a message of “Step out on faith and help others.” The article mentions the Pepperdine Law Global Justice Program, Gash’s book “Divine Collision,” and the “Remand” documentary about the Global Justice Program.

WASHINGTON — They come from two different worlds — a Pepperdine legal expert and an unjustly accused Ugandan — but Jim Gash and Tumusiime Henry have been touring the U.S. with the same message: Step out on faith and help others.

In 2010, Gash, director of Pepperdine University’s Global Justice Program, traveled for the first time to the east African country. He joined law school alumni who were providing pro bono aid to juveniles who were stuck in detention centers awaiting trial.

On that trip, Gash met Henry, who since 2008 had been living without electricity and running water and was facing a false accusation of murder.

Gash, 48, spent a week interviewing Henry, now 22, and the other 20 prisoners and building the legal cases to help release them.

“Somebody’s got to do something about this,” he thought. “But it wasn’t going to be me because this is my one and done.”

But his feelings were transformed after Henry asked for his phone number.

Now, the two men are close friends, the subject of a book by Gash called “Divine Collision” and a Revolution Pictures documentary about the Pepperdine project called “Remand.”

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Learn more about the Divine Collision book tour on the Remand website.