Religious Freedom and the Common Good

2018 Religious Freedom Annual Review
Religious Freedom and the Common Good

June 20-21, 2018
Organized by
International Center for Law and Religion Studies
J. Reuben Clark Law School
Brigham Young University

12 hours of Utah CLE credit have been approved

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

8:30 AM Registration
9 - 10 AM

Keynote Session (Pardoe Theater, Harris Fine Arts Center)

Keynote Address

Elder L. Whitney Clayton, General Authority Seventy and Senior President, Quorums of the Seventy

10 - 10:15 AM BREAK
10:15 - 10:45 AM

General Session

Why Religious Freedom Matters to Me
Terryl & Fiona Givens

10:45 - 11 AM Walk to Wilkinson Center for Breakout Sessions
11 - 11:45 AM

Choice of 5 Workshops (repeated in the afternoon):

Media Stream: Religious Freedom 101 for Journalists, Part 1: How did we get here?
   OR
Communicating About Religious Freedom with Millennials
   OR
Teaching About Religion in Schools
   OR
Recent Religious Freedom Development for Lawyers
   OR
The State of the World: Major Issues in Religious Freedom Internationally

11:45 AM - 1 PM Lunch
1 - 2:30 PM

General Discussion Session: How can Religion contribute to the Common Good?

Eric Owens, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston
Michael Wear, Founder, Public Square Strategies and author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America

2:30 - 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 - 3:30 PM

Choice of 5 Workshops:

Media Stream: Religious Freedom 101 for Journalists, Part 2: Where Are We Headed?
   OR
Communicating About Religious Freedom with Millennials
   OR
Teaching About Religion in Schools
   OR
Recent Religious Freedom Development for Lawyers
   OR
The State of the World: Major Issues in Religious Freedom Internationally

3:45 - 5:15 PM General Session: finding Common Ground and the Common Good on Religious Liberty and LGBTQ Rights

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

8:30 AM Registration
9 - 9:45 AM

Keynote Session (Pardoe Theater, Harris Fine Arts Center)

Keynote Address
Michael Gerson
, Columnist, Washington Post

9:45 - 10 AM Break
10 - 11 AM

General Session (Pardoe Theater, Harris Fine Arts Center)

What Can a Lay Person Do to Protect Religious Freedom?
Neil F. Marriott
, Former Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

11 - 11:15 AM Walk to Wilkinson Center for Breakout Sessions
11:15 AM - Noon

Choice of 5 Workshops (repeated in the afternoon, with the exception of Political Engagement, which is in the a.m. only):

Media Stream: The Seven Deadly Sins of the Religion Beat
   OR
Religious Freedom and Higher Education: Telling Our Stories
   OR
Interfaith Engagement: My Neighbor's Keeper
   OR
Political Engagement: How Can I Get Involved? (ONE session only)
   OR
To Be Announced

12 - 1 PM Lunch
1 - 2:30 PM

General Discussion Session:

Getting it Right: Media coverage of Religious Freedom

2:45 - 3:30 PM

Choice of 4 Workshops

Media Stream: Reliable Sources
   OR
Religious Freedom and Higher Education: Telling Our Stories
   OR
Interfaith Engagement: My Neighbor's Keeper
   OR
To Be Announced

3:45 - 5 PM

General Session

Healing Cultural and Personal Divides: What Can Make a Difference?
Kristen Looney
, Director, Religious Freedom Center, Newseum Institute
Tom Christofferson, Author, That We May Be One
Brett Scharffs, Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, BYU
 

5 - 5:30 PM Concluding Remarks