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Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights: 100 Years of Struggle for Gender Equality in the U.S. Constitution with Ally McKinney Timm
In Galatians 6:28, the Apostle Paul declares there is “no Jew or Greek, slave or free, male or female,” for we are all one in Christ. The radical inclusion and egalitarianism Jesus modeled and taught planted seeds of a later human rights awakening, which proclaimed all people “free and equal in dignity and rights.” Yet the 100-year struggle for basic gender equality under the U.S. Constitution continues to face fierce opposition from political and religious foes. Come learn about the principle of equality in Christian thought, how the ERA will address gender-based injustice and violence, and how a growing interfaith movement is advocating for this long-sought reform.
Allyson McKinney Timm, Founder and Executive Director of Justice Revival, is a human rights lawyer, scholar, and faith leader with over 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. At Justice Revival, she convenes an interfaith campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment and teaches human rights in seminaries and churches. Allyson is ordained as a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and was a member of Calvary Presbyterian when she lived in San Francisco from 2000-2005. She holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School and a law degree and MBA from Georgetown.