Scripture undeniably calls us to pursue justice in the world, and human rights provides a systemic, overarching framework for justice—one that aspires to protect the dignity and liberty of all people, everywhere. Christianity has made an indelible imprint on human rights, through unique theological and historic contributions. Yet we see the concept too often misunderstood, neglected, or misused across the country and within some religious communities. How can people of faith and goodwill reclaim a vision of inherent, universal human rights as a mode and measure of justice? This series will explore three Protestant theologians’ work on human rights in relation to pressing problems of injustice: systemic racism, rising nationalism, and enduring patriarchy. We’ll consider the legacy of exemplary faith leaders who have championed human rights. Join us and gain new insights to inform your own work for justice in the world.
- Session One: “Human Rights in Light of Divine Love”
- Session Two: “Human Rights in Light of Sacred Human Worth”
- Session Three: “Human Rights in Light of Christ’s Solidarity with Humankind”
The three sessions will occur on February 1, 8, and 15.