Founded in 2000, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies is part of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, one of the largest private universities in the United States. The Center’s mission is to “help secure the blessings of religious liberty for all,” through scholarship, networking, educational activities, and law reform efforts.


Recordings (in English and Spanish) and transcripts from the 2020 Religious Freedom Annual Review—Religion and Religious Freedom in the COVID-19 Era: Finding Community and Hope—are available here.

COVID-19, Religion and Belief: EPISODE 14 || 2020 Vision - Looking Back and Seeing the Road Forward

July 6, 2020 – 3 pm CET, 7 am MDT

G20 Interfaith Forum Regional Meetings begin

June 29, 2020—European Region

June 27, 2020—Arab Region


In Memoriam: Norberto Padilla

The Center mourns the passing of a good friend and colleague

Call For Papers: Deadline July 31, 2020

Religion, State, and Society in Post-Communist Countries:
Thirty Years after the End of the Cold War


New publication edited by Babie, Rochow, and Scharffs

Freedom of Religion or Belief:
Creating the Constitutional Space for Fundamental Freedoms

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