Human Worth and Human Rights: Christian Insights for Spiritual Growth and the Work of Justice, a Christian Spirituality Conference
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church's annual Christian Spirituality Conference will be held Saturday, November 3rd from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring Allyson McKinney Timm, Founder and Executive Director of Justice Revival (https://justicerevival.org/). Allyson's topic will be Human Worth and Human Rights: Christian Insights for Spiritual Growth and the Work of Justice. There will be time for informal discussions and fellowship over box lunches. Tickets are $50. Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church (RBPC) is located at 11042 Sunrise Drive NE on Bainbridge Island, WA.
Long before human rights became instruments of legal and political action, they emerged from Christian religious convictions about who we are as human beings and how we ought to treat one another. Christian thinkers offer multiple insights on the profound questions of why all people are considered to have inherent human dignity and worth, and why that should imply inherent human rights. What would it mean to take these insights to heart, to allow them to inform our own Christian spirituality as well as our efforts to seek justice in a broken world? How can meditation on concepts of imago dei, divine love, and the incarnation of Christ inform our spiritual lives, as well as our concern for others and their human rights?
Allyson McKinney Timm is a theologically-trained human rights lawyer whose commitment to justice ministry has been inspired by her faith journey. Her writing has appeared in Sojourners, California Lawyer, USA Today and The Independent.
As the Robert M. Cover-Allard K. Lowenstein Fellow in International Human Rights at Yale Law School, Allyson taught and supervised students in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, addressing a wide range of issues such as early and forced marriage, human trafficking, religious liberty, and rights to education and housing. Long concerned by religious resistance to human rights in the United States, Allyson went on to earn a master's of divinity degree at Yale Divinity School.
Previously, Allyson established and led the Uganda Field Office of International Justice Mission. Under her leadership, the IJM Uganda team initiated a program to defend the property and inheritance rights of vulnerable widows and orphans. They educated communities, represented victims, and pioneered a police training program.
Earlier in her career, Allyson was an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP, where she was part of a team that successfully advocated for reform of unlawful conditions in California's juvenile prison system. She also served pro bono with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Office of the Prosecutor.
Allyson is an elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has been part of a diversity of Christian communities over the years and celebrates the special gifts of each. In addition to her conference presentation, Allyson will be the guest preacher at the RBPC Sunday service on November 4th.
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