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    September 2019
    08
    September
    9:30 am — 10:30 am
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    Sunday School: “Faith, Justice & Human Rights” | St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church | St. Louis, MO

    As people of Christian faith, we know we are called to be a voice for justice and liberation—for our own communities and for our brothers and sisters in need. Our struggle has often been one of reclaiming and lifting high the life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ, in the face of those who have distorted or misused it to oppress others rather, than to show neighborly love. Often the work of justice has required meeting bad theology with better theology in…

    October 2019
    02
    October
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
    @ St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session 1 | St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC

    Session 1 “The Idea of Human Rights: Christian Theological Foundations” This session begins with a foundational working definition of human rights and discussion of the core characteristics of human rights. It invites participants to consider Christian beliefs (from imago Dei to God’s love for humankind to Christ’s incarnation) that speak to the concept of human dignity and worth, which grounds the modern understanding of human rights. Visit the St. Columba’s Website.

    09
    October
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
    @ St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session 2 | St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC

    Session 2 “Human Rights Under International Law: The Universal Declaration” This session provides an introduction to the recognition and protection of human rights under international law, focusing on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the United Nations in 1948. It considers the contributions of Christian supporters, including American first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, whose life of faith informed her leadership of the committee that crafted this historic declaration. The UDHR outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms protected under…

    16
    October
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
    @ St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session 3 | St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC

    Session 3 “The International Bill of Rights: United States & Ecumenical Engagement” This session introduces participants to the International Bill of Rights, including key human rights treaty agreements on civil and political as well as economic and social rights. It explores the extent of U.S. engagement with international human rights law, as well as diverse Christian support for human rights. Visit the St. Columba’s Website.

    23
    October
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
    @ St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session 4 | St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC

    Session 4 “Free and Equal: Ensuring Human Rights for All People” Beginning with study of Christ’s ministry and teaching, this session explores the ideal of universal and equal human rights for all people. Using racial disparity in the U.S. criminal justice system as a focal point, it considers the historical and ongoing struggle to uphold the principles of equality and nondiscrimination, which are central to international human rights law and owe a considerable debt to Christian influence. Visit the St.…

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    October
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
    @ St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session 5 | St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC

    Session 5 “Care for the Poor: Economic & Social Rights” Using homelessness and the right to housing as a case study, this session examines economic and social rights in greater depth, exploring how these rights can be advanced in the context of the United States’ political and economic systems. This session outlines historical and contemporary Christian support for economic rights, and examines recent UN reports on poverty and homelessness in the United States. Visit the St. Columba’s Website.

    November 2019
    06
    November
    7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
    @ St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session 6 | St. Columba’s Episcopal Church | Washington, DC

    Session 6 “Light to the Nations: Rights of Migrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers” 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. Visit the St. Columba’s Website.

    January 2020
    19
    January
    9:15 am — 10:15 am
    @ Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session III | Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Bethesda, Maryland

    The International Bill of Rights: United States & Ecumenical Engagement SESSION III of Human Rights in Christian Perspective This session introduces participants to the International Bill of Rights, including key human rights treaty agreements on civil and political as well as economic and social rights. It explores the extent of U.S. engagement with international human rights law, as well as diverse Christian support for human rights.

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    January
    9:15 am — 10:15 am
    @ Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session VI | Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church | Bethesda, Maryland

    Light to the Nations: Rights of Migrants, Refugees & Asylum Seekers SESSION VI of Human Rights in Christian Perspective 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.

    February 2020
    02
    February
    9:15 am — 10:15 am
    @ Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
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    Human Rights in Christian Perspective | Session V | Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church | Bethesda, Maryland

    Care for the Poor: Economic & Social Rights SESSION V of Human Rights in Christian Perspective Using homelessness and the right to housing as a case study, this session examines economic and social rights in greater depth, exploring how these rights can be advanced in the context of the United States’ political and economic systems. This session outlines historical and contemporary Christian support for economic rights, and examines recent UN reports on poverty and homelessness in the United States.

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