JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 16: Issue 10



  • Brazil Regional Conference
  • Register Now for Religious Freedom Annual Review
  • Now Accepting Papers for Religious Liberty Writing Competition
  • 2015 Education Week CLE Program
  • Save the Date: Annual Canada Area Conference

Brazil Regional Conference

The first Brazil Regional Conference will be held June 25–27, 2015 in São Paulo (São Paulo State) and Recife (Pernambuco State), two major cities of a country with continental dimensions. The central theme is “Providing pro bono services to the needy,” which will run both in theoretical and practical concept. We will have the presence as keynote speakers and as special participants Jeremiah Morgan, Greg Clark and Judge Flávio Cooper. For more information, visit http://www.estacaboaviagem.com.br/crcls_conferencia.html.


Register Now for Religious Freedom Annual Review

The BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is hosting its yearly Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, UT on July 6-8, 2015. Lawyers and non-lawyers can register. Seating is limited, so please register early. For more information, visit http://religiousfreedom.byu.edu.


Now Accepting Papers for Religious Liberty Writing Competition

The District of Columbia Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies are now taking submissions for their Sixth Annual Founding Fathers Religious Liberty Writing Contest. The purpose of the contest is to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies. Students may submit qualified entries through August 1, 2015. Cash prizes will be awarded for top entries. For more information, visit http://www.iclrs.org/index.php?pageId=1&contentId=1&blurbId=42634.


2015 Education Week CLE Program

Registration for the Law Society's annual BYU Education Week Continuing Legal Education Program is now open. Education Week will be held August 17-21, 2015. Class listings and schedules will be posted in late June. To register, go to https://cereg.byu.edu/o3/public/login. For more information, visit https://ce.byu.edu/edweek/cle.php.


Save the Date: Annual Canada Area Conference

The Annual Canada Area Conference will be held October 23–24, 2015 at Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada. Additional details forthcoming.


Inspirational Thought

“The establishment of Civil and Religious Liberty was the Motive which induced me to the Field[;] the object is attained[;] and it now remains to be my earnest wish & prayer, that the Citizens of the United States could make a wise and virtuous use of the blessings placed before them.”

George Washington, Letter to the Reformed German Congregation of New York City (November 27, 1783)

Challenge: Share your feelings about religion or religious liberty on a blog, write to a news organization, or act in other ways to promote religious values. Law students should consider participating in the religious liberty writing competition (http://www.iclrs.org/index.php?pageId=1&contentId=1&blurbId=42634). To learn more about religious liberty, see http://jrcls.org/religious_freedom/religion.php#you. If you would like to become more involved in religious freedom initiatives, please contact Eric Johnson of the JRCLS Religious Freedom Subcommittee at eric@bcjlaw.net.



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