JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 15: Issue 1



  • 2014 Annual Fireside
  • 2014 Annual Conference
  • Law and Religious Liberties Symposium

2014 Annual Fireside

The 2014 JRCLS Annual Fireside will be held on Friday, January 31st.  Elder Bruce C. Hafen will be the speaker. The event will be broadcast live at 6 p.m. Mountain Time (rebroadcast time is 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time). We invite those able to attend in person to join us in the Little Theater of the LDS Conference Center where there will be a reception and mingling following the broadcast. Please check with your local chapter to see if a group will be watching the fireside together in your area. Chapter leaders, it is not too late to organize an event! Please contact Mary Hoagland at hoaglandm@law.byu.edu if you have questions about the fireside. If you need more information about how to watch the satellite broadcast, please contact your local stake satellite expert. The broadcast is not encrypted.


2014 Annual Conference

The 2014 JRCLS Annual Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri February 13-15, 2014. A brief overview of the schedule and speakers is attached to this e-mail. There are several important LDS Historical Sites in the Kansas City area, including the Historic Liberty Jail, several sites in Independence, the Three Witnesses and Eight Witnesses Monuments, Far West, and Adam-ondi-Ahman. Speakers and presenters will include former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett, Elder Lance B. Wickman, the Missouri Attorney General, several Missouri and Kansas Supreme Court Justices, the Missouri Solicitor General James R. Layton, and many more. More details about the conference are available at http://www.jrclsconference.com/ Register now to take advantage of lower registration fees!  Costs will increase $25/person after January 24th at midnight (PST).


Law and Religious Liberties Symposium

The JRCLS Greater Phoenix Chapter is partnering with the St. Thomas More Legal Society to host a Law and Religious Liberties Symposium.  The symposium will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.  Senator Jon Kyl will be the keynote speaker.  Register by January 17th to receive a discount.  Early registration is $40 for CLE credit, $20 for non-CLE credit, and $15 for students.  Visit this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/law-religious-liberties-symposium-tickets-9357635941.  For more information e-mail amy@swanerlaw.com.

Inspirational Thought

Religious freedom is as much a duty as it is a right, as much an obligation to give as a privilege to receive.  Such responsibilities and benefits are not only the inheritance of a time-honored constitution.  They shape the way we live our lives from day to day.  The fruits of religious freedom depend on the continual hard work of communities in nurturing civility, respect and reciprocity--the two-way street of civic virtue.  Sustaining religious freedom is part of a just and free society.

—Mormon Newsroom, "What Religious Freedom Requires of Us," http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/what-religious-freedom-requires


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