Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 13: Issue 6



LDS International Society Conference

The LDS International Society will be holding its 23rd Annual Conference on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on the BYU Campus. The conference theme is “The Mormon Moment.” Speakers will include Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the First Quorum of the Seventy; Michael Otterson, Managing Director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; JRCLS member, Lew Cramer; and many more. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Please call the Kennedy Center at (801) 422-3377 for more information and to R.S.V.P. for special events.


Third Annual Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition

The J. Reuben Clark Law Society and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at BYU are holding a Religious Freedom Student Writing Competition. The purpose of the competition is “to promote legal and academic studies in the field of religious liberty by law students and students pursuing related graduate studies.” Papers should be submitted by e-mail to papers@jrclsdc.org. For more information, please contact Jennifer at (703) 981-1419 or papers@jrclsdc.org, or visit: http://iclrs.org/index.php?pageId=1&contentId=1&blurbId=1719.


JRCLS Australasia Pacific Conference

The Annual JRCLS Australasia Pacific Conference will be held June 1-4, 2012 in New Zealand. Please visit the following website to view videos advertising the conference: http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=3768. To obtain a registration and program pamphlet, e-mail Thomas@sutcliffe.co.nz.


Inspirational Thought

In the Western world, religion has historically been the basis of civil society as we have known it, and if I am not mistaken, men and women of the law are committed to the best—that is the most just—civil society. So thank you for taking religion seriously. You will not only be better attorneys, but you will be closer to the truth in your own personal lives.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Mormonism 101 Address at Harvard Law School, March 20, 2012, available at http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/harvard-elder-holland-mormonism-remarks


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