Human Rights in Christian Perspective
July 27, 2019
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Christian faith and scriptures call us to emulate God’s love for justice. Perhaps we have explored what this weighty matter of justice entails. We may also have an idea about “human rights,” and a sense that this is part of the justice equation. But how do we, as people of Christian faith, bridge the worlds of biblical justice and modern human rights? And what will this mean for how we engage matters of faith and justice in public life?
Co-presented with St. Mary the Virgin, this flexible, interactive one-day workshop offers insight into human rights from theological, spiritual, historical, and legal perspectives. This course is designed to introduce participants to the concept of human rights and the rich support it finds in the Christian tradition. This program includes an introduction to the international law and institutions that serve as safeguards to universal human rights and includes tools and opportunities for putting understanding into action by upholding human rights in our own neighborhoods and beyond.
About Your Facilitator
Allyson McKinney Timm is Founder and Executive Director of Justice Revival, a diverse, inclusive community of Christian faith dedicated to serving as a voice for human rights in the United States. She is a theologically trained human rights lawyer whose commitment to justice ministry has been inspired by her faith journey. In 2018, the Center for American Progress recognized Allyson as one of “ten faith leaders to watch.”
Allyson lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa for a number of years before teaching human rights and earning her Master of Divinity degree at Yale. She served as the Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights Law at Yale Law School, where she taught in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. Before that, Allyson established and led the Uganda Field Office of International Justice Mission, innovating a program to defend the property and inheritance rights of vulnerable widows and orphans.
Allyson began her career as an associate with the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. While there, she was part of a team that successfully advocated for reform of unlawfully poor conditions in the California Youth Authority juvenile prison system.
This course is designed for adult audiences. $30 includes boxed lunch. Contact email@example.com if cost is a concern.