Colton Chair of Law and Religion Established
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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.