Each year since 1994, the Center has hosted a symposium devoted to the discussion of law and religion. To date, more than 900 government, academic, and religious leaders and visitors from 120 countries have met together to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore mechanisms to better implement these principles. The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in attending. Details about upcoming and past symposia may be found below and on the pages listed in the left sidebar.
The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce the topic for the 22nd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, to be held October 4-7 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Invited international experts in law and religion will speak to the topic "Religion, Law, and Social Stability." Sub-themes will be "Religious Exemptions from Generally Applicable Laws"; "Religion, the Rule of Law, and Social Stability"; and "Religion and Violence."
Symposium sessions are open to the public, free of charge, space permitting.... more
We are pleased to announce that the 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium can now be remembered in many ways.
- Audio and video recordings of individual presentations and entire sessions, some of them in as many as 14 languages, are now available on the website and on our YouTube Channel.
- The Photo Album is available here.
- Reports of individual sessions, prepared by our students and by volunteer reporters, are available here.
- See the Symposium on Facebook, and join the discussion!
The 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium opened on Sunday evening, October 5, 2014, in the Moot Court Room of the J. Reuben Clark Law School on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Those in attendance and listening in via live webinar were welcomed by Law School Dean James R. Rasband and Brigham Young University President Kevin J Worthen. Professor W. Cole Durham, Jr., Director of the Symposium's sponsoring organization, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, presented the Center's Distinguished Service Award to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who... more