Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 13: Issue 1



JRCLS Annual Fireside

The 2012 JRCLS Annual Fireside will be held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. MST in the Little Theater of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City.  Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy will be the featured speaker.  The fireside will be broadcast to various locations.  Please contact your local chapter for details, or visit this website for more information about how to watch it live in Salt Lake City: http://www.jrcls.org/firesides/.


JRCLS Annual Conference

The 2012 JRCLS Annual Conference will take place at the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California February 16-18, 2012.  Speakers will include former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt, Judge Thomas Griffith, Michael McConnell, and Elder Lance Wickman.  Visit this website for more information and details regarding registration: http://jrclsconference.com/.  Register today! Prices will increase after January 26th.


Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Decision in Religious Freedom Case

On Wednesday, January 11th, the Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision in Hosanna-Table Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A copy of the decision can be found here:  http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-553.pdf.


Inspirational Thought

What then is this integrity that is such a dominating force in determining greatness?  Integrity is a purity of mind and heart that knows no deception, no excuses, no rationalization, nor any coloring of the facts.  It is an absolute honesty with one's self, with God, and with our fellowman.  Even if God blinked or looked the other way for a moment, it would be choosing the right--not merely because God desires it but because our character demands it.  Integrity is the very core of our being.  It is who we really are.  When all the scaffolding is removed, it is our integrity that both defines us and identifies us.  Men of integrity are like the Rock of Gibraltar--steadfast and immovable.  Men without it are like the shifting sands on the Sahara Desert--tossed to and fro by every variant wind of life.

-- Elder Tad R. Callister, Presidency of the Seventy
Becoming Men and Women of Integrity, BYU Devotional, December 6, 2011.


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