Updates and Inspiration--Volume 16: Issue 17

   
 

Announcements

  • Participate in Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest
  • Religious Freedom Conference at University of Utah
  • Annual JRCLS Fireside on January 15
  • Save the Date: Annual JRCLS Conference in San Diego
  • Seeking Stories About Promoting Religious Liberty


Participate in Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest

Have you wondered how you can apply Elder Robert D. Hales’ inspired counsel to “become informed” and to “join with others who share our commitment to religious freedom”?  (“Preserving Agency, Protecting Religious Freedom,” April 2015 General Conference.)  Here's an easy way to start: Participate in the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Religious Freedom Committee's Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds contest. 
 

This contest is for anyone who treasures religious liberty and will accept the challenge to distill a message into 30 seconds.  More importantly, by participating you will help build a library of brief but powerful messages promoting religious freedom which will be shared with others.  The contest runs between now and November 30.  Full rules and contest information can be found at www.jrcls.org/30seconds and a short video about the contest can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe5cYRWZoyk.

 

Religious Freedom Conference at University of Utah 

Pre-register now for the "Religious Freedom in a Changing World" conference, held November 7 at the University of Utah Law School. Speakers will include BYU Law Professor Robert T. Smith, Utah State legislator J. Stuart Adams, Attorney Deano C. Ware, and and Attorney Alexander Dushku.  The Conference will also include a panel discussion featuring an attorney representing the Southern Baptist Convention, a Unitarian minister, and a Catholic priest.  Presenters will discuss religious liberty issues, including a discussion on the practical application of laws to individuals and entities, and how individuals can become engaged in religious liberty issues.  Pre-register by emailing paulmorton.jrcls@gmail.com by Tuesday, November 3.  Cost is $50 for attorneys wishing to get at least four hours of CLE, $10 for general public and non-CLE attendees, and $5 for law students.  Contact Kelly Echols at kelly.echols@stoel.com, or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1637821806465854/for more information.

 

Annual JRCLS Fireside on January 15

Save the date for the Annual JRCLS Fireside which will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016 in the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City.  Our speaker this year is Michael O. Leavitt, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and three-term Governor of Utah. 

 

Save the Date: Annual JRCLS Conference in San Diego

Save the date for the Annual JRCLS Conference in San Diego on February 11-13, 2016.  Registration is opening soon and more information will be posted on http://www.jrcls.org.

 

Seeking Stories About Promoting Religious Liberty

At the 2013 J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland challenged members of the Law Society "to defend, to advocate, to plead, and to appeal for…great faith…strong families…and religious freedom."  The Religious Freedom Committee of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society is seeking stories of individuals in the Law Society or their communities who have promoted religious liberty in their communities.  Please send submissions to Megan Nelson at megan.jayne.nelson@gmail.com.

   
 

Inspirational Thought

Righteousness emanates out to the world when we understand what God wants us to do and then we do it. . . . We all experience times and seasons in our lives.  But whether we are at school, at work, in the community [or] especially in the home, we are the Lord's agents and we are on his errand.

—Carol F. McConkie, Here to Serve a Righteous Cause (Oct. 2015)

   
 

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