Join Christian faith leaders at noon on Thursday, March 5, 2020, to reflect on the promise of the Equal Rights Amendment in this live conversation co-hosted in collaboration with Justice Revival.
- Rev. Dr. Serene Jones,President of Union Theological Seminary and Johnston FamilyProfessor for Religion and Democracy
- Rev. Dr. Traci C. West,James W. Pearsall Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies, Drew Theological School
- Sister Joan Chittister,OSB, Benedictine Sister, author, and lecturer; Co-Chair, The Global PeaceInitiative of Women
- Allyson McKinney Timm, Esq., Moderator,Founder and Executive Director of Justice Revival
Advocates concerned about domestic and sexual violence, pregnancy and pay discrimination, and other ills of gender inequity have found renewed hope for reform as the Equal Rights Amendment has gained momentum in recent years. Affirming that, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged… on account of sex,” the ERA would increase barriers to gender discrimination and enable Congress to better address injustice against women. Thirty-eight states have now ratified the ERA, reaching the requisite three-fourths threshold, although legal and political hurdles to its fruition remain.
In this roundtable conversation, a diverse panel of eminent faith leaders will discuss the significance of the ERA from the perspective of their scholarship, religious convictions, and experiences in ministry and public life. Acknowledging the religious resistance that often occupies the spotlight, this conversation will center the insights of those moved by faith to endorse and advocate for the ERA as an act of justice. On the eve of International Women’s Day, join us for this vital conversation on women’s rights.