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20080806 0 The International Center for Law and Religion Studies has a long-standing collaboration with the BYU Law Review that has resulted in the publication of a Law Review issue each year dedicated to papers arising from the Annual International Law and Religion Symposium. These papers amplify selected work presented...

Keynote Speakers for 2008 Annual Law and Religion Symposium Announced

20080917 1 The International Center for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael O. Leavitt, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Zhuo Xinping, Director of the Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences,...

Russian State University for Humanities’ Center for Religious Studies and ICLRS Co-sponsor Conference on Education, 31 March – 1 April 2008

20080916 0 With support from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Russian State University for Humanities’ Center for Religious Studies and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University sponsored the conference “Religion and Education: Russian and International Experience,” 31 March –...

Center Co-sponsors Conference for Ukrainian Officials and Scholars, 20-21 May 2008

20080916 0 Scholars, media representatives, and virtually all national and regional Ukrainian religious affairs officials attended the conference “Religion in Postmodern Society: Conceptual, Social-Political, and Legal Aspects,” 20-21 May 2008, at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kiev. The conference was co-sponsored by the International Center for Law and...

Georgetown Conference: The Future of U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy, 10 October 2008

20080915 0 On 10 October 2008, the Center co-sponsored the third and final conference in a series reviewing the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). This conference, titled “The Future of U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy: Recommendations for the Next Administration,” looked at IRFA and the U.S. international religious freedom policy...

Center Co-sponsors Focus on FORB Conference in Geneva, 20-22 June 2008

20080909 0 The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) assisted Focus on Freedom of Religion or Belief (Focus on FoRB) in organizing the conference “Freedom of Religion or Belief and Protecting Vulnerable Identities: A Global Snapshot,” held 20-22 June 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland, in conjunction with the convening...

ICLRS and Central European University Host Budapest Conference on Islam in Europe

20080909 0 Scholars, experts, and students from around the world came together 13-14 June 2008 at Budapest’s Central European University (CEU) to conduct a conference on the topic of “Emerging Legal Issues Involving Islam in Europe (Part II).” These experts included Professors Matthias Rohe (Germany), Jytte Klausen (U.S.-Denmark), Francis Messner...

CESNUR Conference Held at London School of Economics, 16-20 April 2008

20080909 0 The 2008 International Conference sponsored by CESNUR (Center for Studies on New Religions) and INFORM (Information Network on Religious Movements) was held 16-20 April 2008, at the London School of Economics. The Conference theme was “Twenty Years and More: Research into Minority Religions, New Religious Movements and ‘the...

Center Welcomes Brett G. Scharffs as Associate Director

20080822 0 In August 2008 the Center was pleased to announce that Brett G. Scharffs has been appointed as an Associate Director of the Center. Professor Scharffs has worked closely with the Center in the past as a Regional Advisor for Asia and will continue to perform this function in conjunction with...

Religious Organizations and the Law (“the Treatise”)

20080731 0 The treatise Religious Organizations and the Law  (Second Edition 2017) is a comprehensive work originated by William W. Bassett, Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, has been updated annually since 1997 and in 2012 expanded to 4000 pages in four volumes. The greatly expanded 2nd edition —...