Annual International Law and Religion Symposium

Each year since 1994, BYU Law School has hosted a symposium devoted to the discussion of law and religion. By 2023, more than 1400 government, academic, and religious leaders and visitors from 138 countries had met together to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore mechanisms to better implement these principles. Details about upcoming and past symposia may be found below.

30th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium

Protecting the Right to Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion: 75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

October 1 – 3, 2023

29th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium

3-4 October 2022

2021: Finding Collaborative Solutions to Promote Freedom of Religion or Belief

3-5 October 2021

2020: Religious Freedom: Rights and Responsibilities

4-6 October 2020

2019: Human Dignity and Religious Freedom: Preventing and Responding to Persecution

2018: Protecting Religious Freedom and Dignity

2017: Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World

2016: Religious Rights in a Pluralistic World

2015: Religion, Law, and Social Stabilty

2014: Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law

2013: Religion and Human Rights

2012: Religion, Democracy, and Civil Society

2011: Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age