Religious Freedom Annual Review 2014: Religious Freedom in a Secular World

Experts on the law and religious freedom spoke at the conference¬†Religious Freedom in a Secular World,” at the Brigham Young University Conference Center 7-9 July 2014. This was the inaugural conference of what will become the Religious Freedom Annual Review, providining up-to-date information on the status of laws impacting religious freedom in the United States and around the world. CLE credit is available for lawyers in attendance at these events.

The faculty of the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies and selected experts including William F. Atkin, Thomas C. Berg, Michael W. Durham, Alexander Dushku, J. Clifton Fleming, Frederick Mark Gedicks, Luke Goodrich, Brian Grim, David Hacker, Alan Hurst, Scott Isaacson, Michael A. Jensen, Richard Moon, David Moore, Steven M. Sandberg, Gene Schaerr, Robert Snyder, Lynn Wardle, Robin Fretwell Wilson, addressed the following important topics:

  • Hobby Lobby and conscientious objection
  • Is religious freedom good for business?
  • Same-sex marriage and religious freedom
  • Religious freedom advocacy: Perspectives from practitioners
  • Religion and education
  • Free Exercise jurisprudence: Current issues
  • Establishment Clause jurisprudence: Current issues
  • Historical antecedents of religious freedom
  • Taxation of religious organizations and clergy
  • RLUIPA, land use and religious organizations
  • Ethics and the religious lawyer (CLE Ethics Credit)
  • Religious freedom in a global setting: an empirical view
  • Freedom of religion or belief: overview of international instruments and institutions
  • Civility in religious freedom advocacy (CLE Professional and Civility Ethics Credit)
  • Opportunities for religious service
  • International protection of religious autonomy and accommodation of religion in the workplace
  • International registration and protection of religious associations
  • International protection of freedom of movement