The International Center for Law and Religion Studies
The International Center for Law and Religion Studies works to help secure the blessings of freedom of religion or belief for all people by: Expanding, deepening, and disseminating knowledge and expertise regarding the interrelationship of law and religion; facilitating the growth of networks of scholars, experts, and policy makers involved in the field of religion and law; and contributing to law reform processes and broader implementation of principles of religious freedom worldwide.
The Sterling and Eleanor Colton Chair
The Sterling and Eleanor Colton Chair supports the work of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in extending the blessings of religious liberty throughout the world. The Coltons’ lives of faith and faithfulness demonstrate the goals of the Center and establish a platform for the world to hear in soft and quiet ways, that religious freedom creates the best hope for conflicts to be reduced.