JRCLS Canadian ConferenceThe 2011 Canadian Conference of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will take place October 28th-29th in Banff, Alberta. Elder Lance B. Wickman, General Counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be the keynote speaker. Early-bird registration expires September 28th. See the following for more details: http://www.jrcls.org/events/JRCLS%20Canadian%20Conference%20Brochure.pdf.
Dynamic Duos: The Women in the Law Group EventDynamic Duos: The Women in the Law group is hosting a panel of father and daughter attorneys the evening before the Leadership Conference. All are invited to attend. The panel discussion will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00pm in room 3280 of the BYU Wilkinson Center. Please see the following link for further details: http://jrclswomen.blogspot.com/.
Annual JRCLS Leadership ConferenceThe Annual JRCLS Leadership Conference will take place September 29th and 30th in Aspen Grove, UT. See this link for further details: http://www.jrcls.org/leadership_conference/.
General Conference ReceptionAll JRCLS members are invited to attend the General Conference Reception and Light Buffet between the morning and afternoon sessions of Conference on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. This is a great opportunity to meet and visit with JRCLS attorneys from around the world. Please see http://bit.ly/GeneralConf to view the invitation and register by September 26.
Law and Religion Symposium: “Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age: Trends, Challenges and Practices”The Eighteenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium on "Religious Freedom in a Pluralistic Age: Trends, Challenges and Practices," will be held on October 2-4, 2011 and is sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Please visit the following link for more information: http://www.iclrs.org/index.php?blurb_id=1149&page_id=1
The kingdom of God is like a leaven, Jesus taught (Matt. 13:33). A leaven—yeast—is hidden away in the larger mass until the whole is leavened, which means raised by its influence. . . . Since followers of Jesus Christ are commanded to be a leaven—not to be taken out of the world, but to remain in it—we must seek tolerance from those who hate us for not being of the world. As part of this, we will sometimes need to challenge laws that would impair our freedom to practice our faiths, doing so in reliance on our constitutional rights to the free exercise of religion. As described by an attorney supporting a Lutheran school in a case now before the United States Supreme Court, the big concern is “the ability of people of all faiths to work out their relationship with God and one another without the government looking over their shoulder.” That is why we need understanding and support—including your understanding and support—when we must contend for religious freedom.
—Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Truth and Tolerance, CES Fireside, September 11, 2011
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