The Tenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, “Religious Pluralism, Difference and Social Stability,” 5-8 October 2003

Eighty-one participants from 45 countries gathered together to discuss varying aspects of religious pluralism. Lively and provocative discussions took place on topics such as “Religious Pluralism, Security, and Human Rights” and “Religion, Minority Rights, and National Identity.” Scholars and high court judges provided sociological perspectives on new religious movements and legal perspectives on contemporary case law. Keynote addresses were delivered by Justice J. Bruce Robertson, President, New Zealand Law Commission; Senior Puisne Judge of the High Court of New Zealand, and Senator Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senator and Chairman, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. After the conference, some participants further developed their papers, which were then published in the annual law and religion symposium issue of the BYU Law Review. During the conference, the Center’s first Distinguished Service Award was presented to Eileen V. Barker, Professor, London School of Economics at the University of London.