Religious Freedom Discussion Series 2013

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies announces the third Religious Freedom Discussion Series. The lectures, followed by a brief question & answer period, are held in room 472 JRCB on the campus of Brigham Young University at noon on six Wednesdays each year, and are simulcast by limited-space Webinar to listeners worldwide. The public is invited to attend the lectures in person. For those joining by Webinar, early registration to secure a place is encouraged. Webinar links are available on one week before each lecture.

The right to freedom of religion is increasingly vulnerable worldwide. Recent studies find that 75 percent of the world’s population live under high or very high restrictions on religious freedom, and restrictions in many nations, from Africa to Asia, from the United Kingdom to  the United States, are rising rapidly. Helping people understand and effectively respond to the challenges of protecting this fragile right is the work of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of Brigham Young University’s J.  Reuben Clark Law School.  

As part of this work, the Center is pleased to sponsor this third year of its Religious Freedom Discussion Series, a forum for discussion of timely and important law and religious issues, led by the internationally recognized experts who direct the work of the Center.  

We invite you to support the cause of religious freedom, and we look forward to your participation!

Information about upcoming lectures will be announced on the ICLRS website, and links to reports on and recordings of the lectures, as well as available PowerPoint presentations or texts, will be posted here (click the date) as they become available.

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

Elizabeth A. Clark

David M. Kirkham

Brett G. Scharffs

20 March 2013

8 May 2013

10 July 2013

4 September 2013