Religious Freedom and the Common Good

June 20–21, 2018

Brigham Young University campus
Provo, Utah

Conference Speaker

Ossama Bahloul

Dr. Ossama Bahloul, PhD, was the Imam of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro where he led and supported the community through severe islamophobic attacks while building the only mosque in Murfreesboro. He will be part of a panel discussing religious freedom issues facing Muslims.

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Fiona Givens

Conference Speaker

Fiona Givens

Terryl and Fiona Givens, Authors of the God Who Weeps, The Crucible of Doubt, and The Christ Who Heals, will speak on “Why Religious Freedom Matters to Me.”

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Terryl Givens

Conference Speaker

Terryl Givens

Terryl and Fiona Givens, Authors of the God Who Weeps, The Crucible of Doubt, and The Christ Who Heals, will speak on “Why Religious Freedom Matters to Me.”

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Emma Green

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Emma Green

Emma Green writes for the Atlantic and was awarded the 2017 Religion News Association’s award for excellence in religion-news analysis.

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Nathan Lewin

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Nathan Lewin

Nathan Lewin has argued several landmark cases construing and applying the religion clauses of the First Amendment before the Supreme Court.

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Kristen Looney

Kristen Looney, Director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Freedom Forum Institute (formerly Newseum), oversees programs on educating leaders, promoting civil dialogue, and engaging the public.

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Neill Marriott

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Neill F. Marriott

Neill F. Marriott, former member of the Young Women General Presidency, will share her insights on what a lay person can do to protect religious freedom.

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Rev. Eugene F. Rivers, III

Rev. Eugene Rivers, III is an activist against gang violence and has advised both the Clinton and Bush administrations on faith-based initiatives.

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Michael Wear

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Michael Wear

Michael Wear was one of the youngest White House staffers and was involved in the White House faith-based initiative under President Obama.

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Linda K. Wertheimer

Conference Speaker

Linda K. Wertheimer

Linda Wertheimer is a veteran journalist and award-winning author of Faith, Ed, Teaching About Religion in an Age of Intolerance.

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