27th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium

Religious Freedom: Rights and Responsibilities

Thank you for joining us for the 27th Annual Law and Religion Symposium. Recordings will be made available of all sessions.

We apologize for technical difficulties experienced Monday on the English sessions of the Africa Breakout and the Central Asia breakout. These issues have been resolved and full versions of both sessions without audio problems will be posted very soon.


To watch recordings of the sessions, visit the link above left.

In some cases, local regional sessions are offered. To learn more about these sessions, visit the links above left.

CLE credit is pending approval for Utah and California (7 credits). You must register to receive CLE credit.

 

Register for CLE  here.

Schedule of Events (all times UTC-6)

Sunday 4 October 2020

5-6:30 pm      Opening Plenary (offered in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)

Monday 5 October 2020

8:00-9:15 am      Plenary, “Protecting Religious Rights in a Way to Benefit All” (offered in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)

9:30-10:30 am

Breakout Session 1, “Religious Freedom in Africa: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English and French)

Breakout Session 2, “Religious Freedom in Central Asia: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English and Russian)

Tuesday 6 October 2020

8:00-9:00 am     Plenary, “Religious Organizations and the Common Good” (offered in English, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)

9:00-10:00 am

Breakout Session 3, “European Perspectives on Freedom of Religion or Belief” (offered in English)

Breakout Session 4, “Religious Freedom in Latin America and the Caribbean: Rights and Responsibilities” (offered in English, Portuguese, and Spanish)

 

View Breakout Session Speakers here

Sunday, Opening Plenary

Heiner Bielefeldt

Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy, University of Erlangen, Germany; former U.N. Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Bani Dugal

Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations, New York

Henry B. Eyring

Second Counselor in the First Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Azza Karam

Secretary General, Religions for Peace International

Monday Plenary: “Protecting Religious Rights in a Way to Benefit All”

Faizan Mustafa

Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, India

Renáta Uitz

Chair (Director), Comparative Constitutional Law Program, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University

Sophie van Bijsterveld

Professor of Law, Religion and Society, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Tuesday Plenary: “Religious Organizations and the Common Good”

Krish O'Mara Vignarajah

President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Sharon Eubank

President, Latter-day Saint Charities; Presidency, Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Founder & Executive Director, Syrian Community Network; Founder of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Midwest Foundation

Viva Bartkus

Associate Professor of Management; Founder & Director, Business on the Frontlines program, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame