If you would like to make a monetary contribution to support the work of the Center in fostering religious freedom worldwide, you can make a donation online at Brigham Young University's Annual Fund website.

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies works to help secure the blessings of freedom of religion or belief for all people by: Expanding, deepening, and disseminating knowledge and expertise regarding the interrelationship of law and religion; facilitating the growth of networks of scholars, experts, and policy makers involved in the field of religion and law; and contributing to law reform processes and broader implementation of principles of religious freedom worldwide.

Sterling and Eleanor Colton Chair in Law and Religion

The Sterling and Eleanor Colton Chair supports the work of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies in extending the blessings of religious liberty throughout the world. The Coltons' lives of faith and faithfulness demonstrate the goals of the Center and establish a platform for the world to hear in soft and quiet ways, that religious freedom creates the best hope for conflicts to be reduced.

If you are interested in donating your time or other resources to the Center, please contact us by email at getinvolved@iclrs.org or call us at 801.422.6842.

"Be an active participant, not a silent observer."
                                                        - Elder Quentin L. Cook
There are many things that you can do individually as well
as with others to help defend and protect religious freedom.

What Can You Do As An Individual?

What Can We Do As Lawyers?

What Can JRCLS Chapters Do?

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Effective January 2011, Professor Gary B. Doxey, an Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, has been named chair of the Center's Development Committee. Professor Doxey replaces Dean Scott Cameron, BYU Law School Associate Dean of External Relations, who had served as Development Committee Chair since summer 2008. The Center expresses its profound thanks for the invaluable service of Dean Cameron, who has served as a member of the Development Committee since its inception in 2006.

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Eleanor Colton, Dean Kevin Worthen, Sterling Colton

The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University has established the Sterling and Eleanor Colton Chair of Law and Religion to honor the lives and contributions of Sterling and Eleanor Colton. This is the first chair established since 1992, and only the fourth endowed chair established at the law school. The endowment created by the chair will be used to benefit the work of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is actively engaged in research on the relations between governments and religious organizations and work with scholars, government leaders, nongovernmental groups, and religious organizations from a variety of countries and faith tradition to promote religious freedom. Sterling and Eleanor Colton, BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, Dean Kevin J. Worthen, and J. Willard Marriott (Chairman and CEO of Marriott International, Inc.) were among the speakers at the event honoring the creation of the endowed chair. To read more about the endowment, see the Spring 2008 edition of the Clark Memorandum (on page 27) or the news article on the law school's website.  Those interested in contributing to the chair in honor of the Coltons and who wish to support the International Center for Law and Religion Studies may contribute online or may contact Ed Snow at 801-422-9047 or at ed_snow@byu.edu.