In Memoriam: Bianca Lisonbee

We mourn the passing of IAC member Bianca Lisonbee. We send our condolences to David and the family.

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Milt Shipp appointed IAC Chair

Milt Shipp, supported by his wife Heidi Shipp, is named as the new IAC Chair

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Milt Shipp as the new Chair of the International Advisory Council (IAC), with the support of his wife, Heidi Shipp. The IAC plays a crucial role in promoting global religious freedom by hosting delegates, participating in religious conferences, and sharing resources to advance the ICLRS’ work.

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King Husein honored by the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation


King Husein Receives Global Business and Interfaith Peace Award

The third biannual Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards, held August of 2021, honored International Advisory Council member King Husein with a gold medal for his advocacy work on behalf of religious freedom. He was recognized for his “critical role addressing the rising global tide of restrictions on religious freedom.” His efforts to help found the South Asia Consortium for Religion and Law Studies, his part in the first-ever Business Roundtable to advance international religious freedom during the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York City, and his efforts at BYU–Hawaii to equip students from across Asia to advance religious freedom when they return home were among the reasons cited for Husein’s award

The award was presented by the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, a US-based nonprofit, in cooperation with the UN Global Compact’s Business for Peace initiative. The foundation helps educate the global business community about how religious freedom is good for business and how they can promote respect for freedom of religion or belief.

Learn more about the award here.