The Spiritual Side of Religious Freedom24 FEBRUARY 2017 — POSTED BY Samuel B. Hislop
Religious freedom is a complex issue with many facets — legal, cultural, institutional and philosophical. It also has a spiritual side. Elder Lance B. Wickman, general counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and emeritus General Authority Seventy, focused on this topic in a speech at a J. Reuben Clark Law Society event in Philadelphia on February 17, 2017.
The Atlantic: Keeping Faith Without Hurting LGBT Students19 AUGUST 2016 — POSTED BY Samuel B. Hislop Writing at The Atlantic about the ongoing debate involving gay rights and religious freedom, Alan Noble says governments should allow Christian colleges to maintain their standards and schools should be more empathetic toward those who disagree.
Elder Wickman: Religious Freedom Requires Engaging with Others, Compromise7 JULY 2016 — POSTED BY Lyman Kirkland "Every person—including people of faith and their religious communities—should have enough space to live according to their core beliefs," said Lance B. Elder Wickman an emeritus General Authority Seventy. He was the opening speaker at the BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review on July 7. The conference, which runs through July 8, provides a review of current challenges to religious freedom in the United States and around the world.
BYU Religious Freedom Conference to Be Held July 7–8, 20165 JULY 2016 — POSTED BY Samuel B. Hislop How can you get involved in the religious freedom debate? How can we reduce the perceived conflict between religious freedom and LGBT rights? And what does separation of church and state really mean?
Former US Senator Speaks of Religious Freedom’s Invaluable Contribution to America22 JANUARY 2016 — POSTED BY Samuel B. Hislop Former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith spoke to the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation January 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. He said "the contribution of religious freedom to American life is beyond price.”
Religious Freedom Expert Praises Church’s Family Home Evening Program14 JANUARY 2016 — POSTED BY Tracie Cayford Cudworth Dr. Daniel Mark, an expert on religious freedom and political science assistant professor at Villanova University, praised the Church's family home evening program while speaking at BYU on January 14, 2016.
Baroness Emma Nicholson Speaks at BYU on Humanitarian Outreach23 SEPTEMBER 2015 — POSTED BY Newsroom Staff Baroness Emma Nicholson addressed 8,000 Brigham Young University students gathered for a university forum Tuesday, September 22, telling them, "I believe profoundly that our whole lives must be committed to embracing the values that 'the common good' enshrines."
BYU to Host Religious Freedom Conference in July1 JULY 2015 — POSTED BY Tracie Cayford Cudworth Brigham Young University will host a conference on religious freedom next week for lawyers, students and the public to get an update on challenges in the United States and around the world. The 2015 Religious Freedom Annual Review is scheduled on the Provo, Utah, campus for July 6 – 8, 2015. This year’s theme is “Fairness for All.”
Pew: Religion Losing Influence in America24 SEPTEMBER 2014 — POSTED BY Newsroom Staff A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that 72 percent of the United States public thinks religion is losing influence in American life, the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past 10 years. Significantly, most of the respondents who say religion's influence is waning describe this as a bad thing.
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