2017 Religious Freedom Annual Review
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Thursday 6 July 2017
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Welcome
Elizabeth A. Clark Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
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Keynote Address
Jeff Flake United States Senator
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General Session: Religious Freedom as an Article of Faith
W. Cole Durham, Jr. – Moderator Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law, Brigham Young University; Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Katrina Lantos Swett President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice
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How Broad is Religious Freedom? Constitutional & Legislative Protections
Melissa Rogers Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
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Religion in Public Schools: What Rights do Parents and Students Have?
Steven T. Collis Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
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Interfaith
Brian Farr Past President, Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable and the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy; Board Member, Utah International Relations and Trade Commission
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Religion and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know
Derek Davis, J.D., Ph.D. Former Director, J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State, Baylor University
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A Voice of Reason: Shaping Public Policy Through Serving in Local Government
Candace Kay Andersen Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 2 (California)
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Using Business to Advance Religious Freedom
Brian J. Grim President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation
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General Session: A Conversation on the Changing Face of Religion in American Public Life
Elizabeth A. Clark Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Daniel Cox Research Director, Public Religion Research Institute
Asma Uddin Director of Strategy, Center for Islam and Religious Freedom
Michael P. Moreland Professor of Law, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
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General Session: Hot Topics Involving Religion in American Public Life: The Future of Faith-based Pa
Gary B. Doxey Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Stanley Carlson-Thies Founder and Senior Director, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
Melissa Rogers Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
Alexander Dushku – In Defense of the Right to Gather Shareholder, Kirton & McConkie
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Friday 7 July 2017
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General Session: Why Religious Freedom Matters to Me
Jane Wise Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Helen Easterling Williams, EdD Dean & Professor of Education, Pepperdine University
William F. Atkin Associate General Counsel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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General Session: Preserving Religious Diversity in Higher Education
Brett G. Scharffs – Moderator Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
John Jackson President, William Jessup University
Patrick Reilly President, The Cardinal Newman Society
Shapri LoMaglio Vice President for Government Relations and Executive Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Steven M. Sandberg Deputy General Counsel, Brigham Young University
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Religious Liberty & Religious Literacy in American Public Schools
Rev. Nathan Walker Executive Director, Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute
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How to Reach Out and Find Common Ground with LGBTQ Communities
Steven M. Sandberg – Moderator Deputy General Counsel, Brigham Young University
Elizabeth Darger Associate Athletic Director (SWA), Brigham Young University
Ally Isom Director of Institutional Messaging, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Addison D. Jenkins Student, Brigham Young University
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Building an A Team for Religious Freedom
Jeremiah Morgan General Counsel, Supreme Court of Missouri
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What does the Separation of Church and State Really Mean? The First Amendment's Establishment Clause
Silas Allard Associate Director, Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory University
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Religion and the Workplace: Workers' Rights and Accommodations
Samuel P. Nielson Employee Rights Attorney, Session Kimball
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Freedom of Religion Through Human Rights Education
Donald Holsinger Co-director, Geneva Office for Human Rights Education
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General Session: What Can Make a Difference in Promoting International Religious Freedom?
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Katrina Lantos Swett President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law, Brigham Young University; Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Kent Hill Executive Director, Religious Freedom Institute (DC)
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Closing Remarks
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Elizabeth A. Clark Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law, Brigham Young University; Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies