Religious Freedom Annual Review 2015: “Fairness for All”

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert, Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois College of Law, and Director W. Cole Durham Jr. of BYU Law School’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies were among the experts participating in the 2015 Religious Freedom Annual Review,” Fairness for All,” sponsored by the Center and hosted July 6-8 by BYU Continuing Education.

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The purpose of the event was to provide an update for lawyers and nonlawyers on religious freedom challenges in the United States and around the world. 

Important topics discussed included:

  • The Why of Religious Freedom: Key Issues in Their Practical Context
  • Cultural and Political Trends Impacting Religion and Religious Freedom
  • Legal Trends in the U.S. That Impact Religious Liberty: Judicial, Legislative, and Executive Developments
  • Effective Interfaith Cooperation on Religious Freedom
  • Working with State and Local Governments on Religious Freedom Issues
  • Religious Freedom Issues in Public Schools
  • The Outlook for Legislation Affecting Religious Freedom
  • Civility in Religious Freedom Advocacy
  • Law and Religion Overview: A Primer for Nonlawyers and a Refresher for Nonspecialist Lawyers
  • The Religious Freedom Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same-Sex Marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges
  • Religious Freedom Issues in the Workplace
  • Effective Use of Traditional and Social Media in Promoting Religious Freedom
  • Promoting Religious Freedom through Strengthening Judiciaries Internationally
  • Ethics in Law and Religion Representation