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BYU Law Review

LAW & RELIGION SYMPOSIUM

Each year since 1994, BYU's International Center for Law & Religion has hosted a symposium devoted to the discussion of law and religion. To date, more than 850 government, academic, and religious leaders and visitors from 118 countries have met together to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore mechanisms to better implement these principles.  The symposium is open to anyone who is interested in attending.

2012 SYMPOSIUM: "RELIGION, DEMOCRACY, AND CIVIL SOCIETY"

The Nineteenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium was held October 7-9, 2012, at the J. Reuben Clark Law School on the campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The theme for this year's Symposium was "Religion, Democracy, and Civil Society." Invited international experts in law and religious issues—including government and church leaders as well as leading academics—discussed the theme by speaking to such topics as 


  • Religious Organizations, Civil Society, and Pluralism; 
  • The Role of Religion in Democratic Transformation; and 
  • Religion in Public and Private.