Gender Justice as a Matter of Faith
Explore the promise of the ERA and the hope of gender justice with fellow faith leaders in this dynamic,
interactive virtual workshop.
Why does the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) matter today as much as ever? What potential does it carry for progress on gender-based violence, maternal mortality, pregnancy discrimination, and poverty in America? What should faith leaders committed to prophetic advocacy know about this basic human rights reform? And what will it take for the ERA to become the law of the land—nearly a century after it was first introduced?
This workshop will increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the ERA and empower participants to articulate their ethical views on the ERA in church and civic settings. It is designed for clergy, lay leaders, and seminary students in the Christian tradition, broadly and ecumenically understood. It uses a combination of mini-lectures, case studies, large and small group conversations, and other exercises to create a dynamic, interactive learning environment where adult learners can build on their existing knowledge and insights as they explore this substantial topic. All genders welcome.
Facilitator: Allyson McKinney Timm
Format: This virtual workshop will take place over three days, in two-hour sessions.
-Thursday, October 22 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm
-Friday, October 23 at 5:30 – 7:30 pm
-Saturday, October 24 at 10:00 am – noon
About Allyson McKinney Timm
Allyson McKinney Timm, Founder and Executive Director of Justice Revival, is a human rights lawyer, scholar, and faith leader with two decades of experience defending the dignity and rights of those on the margins, in the United States and globally. Her work promoting justice and equality has spanned the nonprofit, private, and academic sectors. After founding Justice Revival in 2017, Allyson was named “one of ten faith leaders to watch” by the Center for American Progress the following year.
Allyson previously 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, she 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 is ordained as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and holds professional degrees in divinity, law, and business.