Oxford Conference: International Protection of Religious Freedom, Emerging Issues

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, along with the Brigham Young University London Centre, under the leadership of Centre Academic Director, Professor James Faulconer, sponsored the conference “International Protection of Religious Freedom: Emerging Issues”, held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, 18-19 June 2013.

This conference was a central event of the inaugural Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy. Among those attending were ICLRS Director W. Cole Durham, Jr., President of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS, Milan) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion; ICLRS Associate Director and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the J. Reuben Clark Law School Brett G. Scharffs, who is a member of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion; and Donlu Thayer, ICLRS Managing Editor and a Case Note Editor of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. Other Journal editors attending were Editor-in-Chief Julian Rivers; Managing Editor Peter Petkoff; Case Note Editor Jessica Giles; Senior Publisher and Open Editor Rhodri Jackson; and Senior Production Editor Maxine Daniels.

Keynote addresses at the conference were given by Heiner Bieldefeldt, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom…

Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy 2013

The first Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy was held 17-21 June 2013 at Regent’s Park College and Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK. Featured themes of the Academy included religious rights, religious minorities, iinternational law and international relations; law, religion and politics in the Middle East; legal protection of holy places; political theology; and international law and the Christian tradition. Speaking and chairing panels at the Academy were Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Editors-in-Chief Cole Durham and Julian Rivers, as well as Peter Petkoff, the Journal’s Managing Director, and Donlu Thayer, Journal Case Note Editor. Other Journal editors attending were Jessica GilesCase Note Editor, Rhodri Jackson, Senior Publisher and Open Editor, and Maxine Daniels, Senior Production Editor….