International Center for Law and Religion Studies image International Center for Law and Religion Studies image International Center for Law and Religion Studies image International Center for Law and Religion Studies image International Center for Law and Religion Studies image
Symposium 2018
Session Recordings
Keynote Speakers
Executive Committee
Past Symposium Delegates
Photos
Symposium 2017
Symposium 2016
Symposium 2015
Symposium 2014
Conference Program
Keynote Speaker
Distinguished Service Award
Photos
Delegates
Presentations [English]
Presentations [Spanish]
Executive Committee
The Hosts
Session Reports
Past Participants
Law Review
Symposium 2013
Symposium 2012
Symposium 2011
Symposium 2010
Symposium 2009
Past Symposia
Past Delegates
Symposium 2014: "Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law"
Image for Symposium 2014: 'Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law'

The 21st annual International Law and Religion Symposium, this year featuring 80 invited delegates, from 40 countries, addressed the theme "Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law." The Symposium opened Sunday evening, 5 October, with welcoming remarks by BYU Law School Dean, James R. Rasband, and President of Brigham Young University, Kevin J Worthen. The Keynote Address was given by United States Senator for Utah Orrin Hatch, who also was presented with the Center's Distinguished Service Award, by Professor W Cole Durham, Jr., Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

This year's delegates included scholars, government officials, journalists, and religious and civic leaders from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, France, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

The delegates addressed such topics as "Secularism, Religion, and Social Tension", "Religious Responses to Secularism", "Varieties of Secularism", "The Future of Secularisms", and "Religious and Theoretical Understandings of Secularism", as well as Secularism, Religion, and Law from national and regional perspectives.

The Annual Symposium is organized and hosted by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.