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Religious Freedom in a Changing World

November 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


“Religious Freedom in a Changing World”

November 7, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., S.J. Quinney Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
Please join us for the Religious Freedom Symposium at the University of Utah Law school on November 7, 2015.  The cost is $10 general admission; $5 for students; and $50 for attorneys seeking CLE credit (4 hours pending).

RSVP by contacting Mark Ethington or Kelly Echols.

Payment may be made by cash, credit card, or check at the door or by credit card in advance by contacting Mark Ethington.

This event is presented by the Utah Chapter of the J Reuben Clark Law Society, and the J Reuben Clark Law Society student organization within the S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Symposium Agenda

8:00 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction:  Robert B. Lochhead, J. Reuben Clark Law Society
Opening Prayer:  Kelly A. Echols

8:40 a.m. –  Speaker:  Robert T. Smith, Managing Director, International Center for Law and Religion   Studies at Brigham Young University – “History and Recent Developments in Religious Freedom Law”

9:20 a.m. – Speaker:  Hon. J. Stuart Adams, Utah Senate – “Utah Legislative Response to Challenges to Religious Freedom:  Seeking Common Ground.”

10:00 a.m. – Video Presentation and Speaker:  Deano C. Ware, Attorney for Hosanna Tabor Lutheran Church – “The Power of One”

10:40 a.m. – Break

10:55 a.m. – Panel Discussion:  “Current Issues and Challenges to Religious Freedom for Individuals and Churches – What should religious organizations and people of faith do and not do?”

Very Rev. Martin Diaz, Rector, Cathedral of the Madeline in Salt Lake City
Gary McKean:  Attorney, Southern Baptist Convention
Rev. Tom Goldsmith, senior minister, First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
Moderator:  Mark T. Ethington, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

12:10 p.m. – Speaker:  Alexander Dushku, Attorney, Kirton & McConkie – “The Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges on Religious Freedom – Where do we go from here?”

12:50 p.m. – Concluding Remarks:  Robert B. Lochhead – “What have we learned?”

1:00 p.m. – Conclude

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November 7, 2015
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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