Human Rights in Christian Perspective—Light to the Nations: Rights of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers

Human Rights in Christian Perspective—Light to the Nations: Rights of Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers


09/29/2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am


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

This session considers global mass migration and examines recent changes in U.S. policy on responding to migrants at our Southern border. Reflecting on biblical and theological perspectives, the human rights of migrants under international law, and global Christian responses to “people on the move,” this session invites conversation about faithful understandings and responses to contemporary dilemmas and debates.

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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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