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Religious Freedom, the US Constitution and the American Founding

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The event held at Oxford was co-sponsored by the Quill Project, based at Pembroke College, and by the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

Elder Quentin Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, delivered the keynote address titled “The Impact of Religious Freedom on Public Morality.”

The distinguished panel was introduced by Dr. Nicholas Cole, who directs the Quill Project and is a Senior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and chaired by Dr. Dominic Burbidge, Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at St. Peter’s College and Director of the Canterbury Institute. Panelists included Professor Stephanie Barclay from BYU Law School; Dr. Rodney K. Smith, Director of the Utah Valley University Center for Constitutional Studies; and Reverend Dr. Andrew Teal, Chaplain and Fellow and Lecturer in Theology, Pembroke College, Oxford.

Transcript of Elder Cook’s remarks

Newsroom article

Deseret News article



October 23, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Pembroke College
Oxford, United Kingdom


International Center for Law and Religion Studies
Quill Project, Pembroke College, Oxford