Religious Freedom and the Common Good

2017 Schedule

Thursday, July 6

BYU Conference Center (room numbers in parentheses)
730 E. University Parkway, Provo, UT 84604
Parking and driving directions  •  Floor plan

8:30 a.m. Registration (2297B)
9:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote Session (2258–2260)
Moderator: Elizabeth A. Clark
Welcome: D. Gordon Smith
Introduction: Brett G. Scharffs
Keynote Address: Senator Jeff Flake, United States Congress
10:00–11:00 a.m. General Session (2258–2260)
Moderator: W. Cole Durham, Jr.
Religious Freedom as an Article of Faith, Brett G. Scharffs
Why Religious Freedom Matters to Me, Katrina Lantos Swett
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Choice of Six Workshops
  • How Broad is Religious Freedom? Constitutional & Legislative Protections, Melissa Rogers (2258)
  • Religion in Public Schools: What Rights Do Parents and Students Have?, Steven T. Collis (2260)
  • Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for an Inter-Faith Post-Partisan America, Alexander Heffner (2254)
  • Religion and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know, Derek Davis (2265)
  • A Voice of Reason: Shaping Public Policy Through Serving in Local Government, Candace J. Kay Andersen (2267)
  • Using Business to Advance Religious Freedom, Brian J. Grim (2295)
12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch: Registration required in advance (Pavilion)
1:30–2:30 p.m. General Discussion Session: A Conversation on the Changing Face of Religion in American Public Life (2258–2260)
Moderator: Elizabeth A. Clark
Panel: Daniel Cox, Asma T. Uddin, Michael P. Moreland
2:45–3:45 p.m. Choice of Six Workshops
  • How Broad is Religious Freedom? Constitutional & Legislative Protections, Melissa Rogers (2258)
  • Religion in Public Schools: What Rights Do Parents and Students Have?, Steven T. Collis, (2260)
  • Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for an Inter-Faith Post-Partisan America, Alexander Heffner (2254)
  • Religion and the Workplace: What Employers Should Know, Derek Davis (2265)
  • A Voice of Reason: Shaping Public Policy Through Serving in Local Government, Candace J. Kay Andersen (2267)
  • Using Business to Advance Religious Freedom, Brian J. Grim (2295)
4:00–5:30 p.m. General Discussion Session (2258–2260)
Hot Topics involving Religion in American Public Life: The Future of Faith-based Partnerships, Reconciling Religion and Other Civil Rights and More
Moderator: Gary B. Doxey
Panel: Alexander Dushku Melissa Rogers Stanley Carlson-Thies

Friday, July 7

8:30 a.m. Registration (2297B)
9:00–10:00 a.m. General Session: Why Religious Freedom Matters to Me (2258–2260)
Moderator: Jane Wise
Panel: Helen Easterling Williams, William F. Atkin
10:15 a.m.–noon General Session: Preserving Religious Diversity in Higher Education (2258-2260)
Moderator: Brett G. Scharffs
Panel: John Jackson, Patrick J. Reilly, Shapri D. LoMaglio, Steven M. Sandberg
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch: Registration required in advance (Pavilion)
1:00–2:00 p.m. Choice of Six Workshops: What’s the Law on Religious Expression in the Public Square?
  • Religious Liberty & Religious Literacy in American Public Schools, Nathan C. Walker (2258)
  • How to Reach Out and Find Common Ground with LGBTQ Communities (2260)
    Moderator: Steven M. Sandberg
    Panel: Liz Darger, Ally Isom Addison Jenkins
  • Building an A Team for Religious Freedom, Jeremiah Morgan (2254)
  • What does the Separation of Church and State Really Mean? The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, Silas Allard (2265)
  • Religion and the Workplace: Workers’ Rights and Accommodations, Samuel P. Nielson (2267)
  • Freedom of Religion from the Perspective of Human Rights Education, Donald Holsinger (2295)
2:15–3:15 p.m. Choice of Six Workshops: What’s the Law on Religious Expression in the Public Square?
  • Religious Liberty & Religious Literacy in American Public Schools, Nathan C. Walker (2258)
  • How to Reach Out and Find Common Ground with LGBTQ Communities (2260)
    Moderator: Steven M. Sandberg
    Panel: Liz Darger, Ally Isom Addison Jenkins
  • Building an A Team for Religious Freedom, Jeremiah Morgan (2254)
  • What does the Separation of Church and State Really Mean? The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, Silas Allard (2265)
  • Religion and the Workplace: Workers’ Rights and Accommodations, Samuel P. Nielson (2267)
  • Freedom of Religion from the Perspective of Human Rights Education, Donald Holsinger (2295)
3:30–5:00 p.m. General Discussion Session: What Can Make a Difference in Promoting International Religious Freedom? (2258–2260)
Moderator: Brett G. Scharffs
Panel: Katrina Lantos Swett, W. Cole Durham,
5:00–5:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks: (2258–60)

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