“Quietly working toward freedom” – Columnist Lee Benson on the 2009 Symposium

October 2009 – Provo

Deseret News columnist Lee Benson visited BYU Campus during the 16th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium and spoke to ICLRS Director Cole Durham and to several delegates, including the delegate from Egypt, Dr. Tayseir M. Mandour, Professor of Medicine and former Head of Department at Al-Azhar University and sole female member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, and Ismail Ibrahim Malik, Chairman of the National Handicap and Vocational Government Services Program, Zambia. “If we can have peace between people of different beliefs,” Dr. Mandour told Mr. Benson,” we can then have global peace.  And that is everyone’s ultimate goal.” Mr. Benson also reports Mr. Malik’s summary of the feelings of Symposium participants: “We all realize that this is the forum where can can discuss ways to put things in perspective and move to the second level, where there is peace and unity.” To view Mr. Benson’s entire article, which appeared in the 9 October 2009 edition of the Deseret Morning News, please click the link below.