Human Rights in Christian Perspective—Care for the Poor: Economic and Social Rights

Human Rights in Christian Perspective—Care for the Poor: Economic and Social Rights


09/22/2019
9:30 am - 10:40 am


Allyson McKinney Timm (Founder and Executive Director, Justice Revival)

Using homelessness and the right to housing as a case study, this session examines economic and social rights in greater depth, exploring how these rights can be advanced in the context of the United States’ political and economic systems. This session outlines historical and contemporary Christian support for economic rights, and examines recent UN reports on poverty and homelessness in the United States.

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About the Series

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?

This series offers insight into human rights from theological, spiritual, historical, and legal perspectives. You’ll be introduced 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.

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