2002 Conferences

Strategy Development Seminar, hosted by the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, in Oslo, Norway, December 2002. Professor Durham participated in this seminar in preparation for the International and Interdisciplinary Conference of Experts, held in 2003.

International Conference of the Heads of Religious Communities of Southeastern Europe on Freedom, Religion and Belief, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, December 2002.

International Religious Liberty Association Meeting of Experts on Security and Religious Freedom, in Washington, D.C., November 2002.

Annual International Law and Religion Symposium at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, and Catholic University and George Washington University, Washington, D.C., October 2002.

Second Science-Theological Conference on End of World History and Modern Society in Kazan, Russia, October 2002.

International Forum on Religious Liberty in Mexico City, Mexico, October 2002. International Conference on Chinese Religions and Religious Studies, in Beijing, China, September 2002.

16th International Congress of Comparative Law, in Brisbane, Australia, July 2002.

Voluntary Code of Conduct Drafting Committee for the 31st World Congress of the International Association for Religious Freedom, in Budapest, Hungary, July 2002.

Russian Leadership Conference in Utah and Washington, D.C., June 2002. This event, co-sponsored by the Center and the Library of Congress, brought 50 key Russian policy-makers on religion to the U.S. This experience led to changed views and increased openness to concerns of religious minorities.

2002 5th World IRLA Congress in Manila, Philippines, on Religious Freedom: A Basis for Peace and Justice, June 2002.

Conference on the Turkish Welfare Party Case, in Budapest, Hungary, June 2002.

Conference on Croatian Law on Legal Position of Religious Communities: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives, in Zagreb, Croatia, April 2002.

Meetings of the Contact Group of the Advisory Panel on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, in Geneva, Switzerland, April 2002.

Conference for Key Regional Religious Affairs Leaders, Moscow, Russia, March 2002. The Center provided training on religious freedom for heads of religious affairs and relevant Ministry of Justice officials from 60 of Russia’s 89 regions. These leaders held the key to solving many of the religious freedom problems in Russia.