Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 14: Issue 3



Religious Freedom Discussion

The next Religious Freedom Discussion will be on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 12-1 p.m. MDT when Professor W. Cole Durham, Jr. presents “Against Free Exercise Reductionism.” You may attend in person in room 472 JRCB or register to participate by Webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/511944737. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.  The Religious Freedom Discussion Series is sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School.


JRCLS Australasia Conference

The 2013 JRCLS Australasia Conference will take place June 7th-9th in Adelaide, Australia.  Elder James J. Hamula of the First Quorum of the Seventy will speak at a reception on the Friday night of the conference.  Please visit the following link for more details: https://www.facebook.com/jrcls2013

Service: Teaching in Ukraine or Moldova

The Leavitt Institute for International Development extends a service opportunity to JRCLS members.  Judges and lawyers are invited to teach rule of law for two weeks at universities in the emerging democracies of Ukraine and Moldova.  More information on the institute is found at www.leavittinstitute.org.  Those interseted in volunteering and/or learning more details, please contact fellow Law Society member Chelom Leavitt at chelomleavitt@gmail.comfor more information.


Elder Larry Echo Hawk Speaks at JRCLS Annual Fireside

Elder Larry Echo Hawk spoke at the JRCLS Annual Fireside on January 25, 2013.  To read a report of his talk, please visit: http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=5720.

LDS Church News Highlights Elder Holland's Address at the JRCLS Conference

Please visit the following link for an article covering Elder Holland's address at the JRCLS Conference: 

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Inspirational Thought

"In the face of such waning religiosity or at the very least waning religious affiliation, Latter-day Saints and other churches must be ever more effective in making the persuasive case for why both religious belief and institutional identity are more relevant than ever and deserve continued consideration and privilege within our society. Such appeals, however, will be met with increasingly sophisticated arguments, including from some in the legal profession."

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, JRCLS Conference, February 15, 2013


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