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Monday, June 1, 2015

Religious Freedom Annual Review

The BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies is hosting its Religious Freedom Annual Review July 6-8, 2015 on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah.  The organizers of the conference have especially invited the Women in the Law group of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society to attend.  For more information, please visit http://ce.byu.edu/cw/iclrs/.

Join with experts in the Religious Freedom Annual Review

The Annual Review will provide an update for lawyers and nonlawyers on religious freedom challenges in the United States and around the world. The BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies and selected experts will discuss important topics including:
  • The rising tide of religious freedom restrictions
  • Latest cases from the United States Supreme Court
  • Decisions from other important courts
  • International legal developments impacting religious freedom
  • Strategies for fostering religious freedom in local communities
  • The place of religion in the public square
  • Religious freedom implications of same-sex marriage laws
  • Effect of discrimination laws on religious organizations and employers
  • Dilemmas of conscience for healthcare counselors and other professionals
  • Challenges to historic tax exemptions for churches and ministers
  • Accreditation threats to religiously affiliated schools and universities
  • Attorney General selective refusal to enforce laws
  • Professional ethics and civility for religious freedom advocates

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