Symposium 2017: "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World"
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The 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) will be held 1-3 October 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Some 100 Delegates to the 2017 Symposium have been invited to discuss the conference theme — "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World" — including such sub-themes as Religion and Security, Religion and Pluralism, and Religion and the Rule of Law.  

Please note that due to space limitations the Symposium is open to invited participants only. However, a number of sessions will be streamed live, and audio and video recordings of other sessions will be available soon after the event on the Center's website and on YouTube. (See recordings from Symposium 2016 here.)

The 2017 Symposium will open Sunday evening, October 1 at 7 pm MST (UTC-7) in the Moot Court Room (303) of the J. Reuben Clark Law School, when those in attendance and those worldwide viewing the live stream will be privileged to hear keynote addresses by András Sajó, Hungarian scholar and former Judge and Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights, and Ján Figeľ, the European Commission's Special Envoy for promotion of freedom of religion or belief outside the European Union.  Interpretation at the venue will be available in 11 languages: Arabic, French, Italian, Korean, Laotian, Mongolian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. The live stream will be in English only.

Each year since 1994, ICLRS has hosted a symposium devoted to the discussion of law and religion among invited delegates and observers — religious and civic leaders, legal scholars, members of the judiciary, and representatives of governments, NGOs, and the media. To date, more than 1200 delegates from some 125 countries have met together to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore mechanisms to better implement these principles. 

Details about past symposia, as well as updating information about Symposium 2017, may be found on the Center's website.