BYU’s Religious Freedom Annual Review addressed multiple religious topics under this year’s theme of “Living Peaceably: Religious Freedom as a Foundation for Civic Harmony” on June 16 at the BYU Conference Center.
“Our hope is that you leave more empowered, more positive about the ways we can live as
“We have different forms of worship, we have different practices, but … there is enough space in our society for all of us to practice freely,” said Rabbi Potasnik. Religious freedom indicates the provision of this right to people of all belief systems, or non-belief systems.
Elder Quentin L. Cook emphasized two of the benefits of religious freedom.
“The first is the way religious accountability benefits secular society,” he said, noting that faith inspires people to be morally upright and obey laws.
“The second is the multitude of good works that religion inspires people of faith to perform on behalf of others,” he added.
Each session is detailed within our website, as well as available for viewing via the International Center for Law and Religion Studies YouTube Channel. While the 2022 Religious Freedom Annual Review has concluded, the themes and principles discussed there will apply to our daily lives as we strive to build a more civil society.
To learn more about the presenters or the theme, visit the conference website. CLE credit is still available but you will need to register via the conference website.
Recordings of all sessions are now available and Spanish translation of the opening session, discussion sessions, and closing session will be available by July 1, 2022.
Speakers: Chris Seiple, Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen, Simran Jeet Singh
Moderator: Elizabeth A. Clark
Panelists: Ron Ahrens, Bishop Victor A. Brown, Rabbi Diana S. Gerson, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan
Moderator: Erin Cranor
Panelists: J. Paul Hoybjerg and Alice L. Parkin
Moderator: David H. Moore
Panelists: Rob Howell, Alex Shapiro, Rev. Mark V. Scott, Kisha Sogunro
Moderator: James Phillips
Panelists: Frederick Gedicks, Mark Movsesian, Gene Schaerr
Moderator: Derek Monson
Panelists: Marcus G. Faust, Eric D. Patterson, J. Cody Nielsen
Moderator: Paul E. Kerry
Panelists: Sara Abosch-Jacobson, Sam Rushforth, Katrina Lantos Swett
Moderator: Gary B. Doxey
Panelists: Christina Tobias-Nahi, Chelsey J. Johnson, Wade Kusack