“Religious Liberty in an Age of Change”



Utah Valley University,
just a few blocks from my home


Many of the most exciting and adventurous things being done in higher education in the Provo-Orem area are being done at my very near neighbor — nearer to my house than is BYU — Utah Valley University.  I apologize, for that and other reasons, for the fact that I’m so hopelessly late in posting this, which relates to meetings today:




In partial atonement for that sin of omission, here’s a note that I’ve received from my friend Brian Birch, a philosophy professor and administrator at UVU who, under the able and innovative leadership of President Matthew Holland, is among the principal architects of many of these interesting things:


Dear Friends of UVU Religious Studies, 
Utah Valley University is pleased to host the upcoming conference entitled “Religious Liberty in an Age of Change” on April 9-10. The sessions feature an extraordinary lineup of participants including former Governor Michael O. Leavitt and Noah Feldman (Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard University). 
The event is sponsored and hosted by UVU’s Center for Constitutional Studies (CCS) and co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Program. Please see attached for the schedule of events and the link below for more information. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. 
Please feel free to contact me or the staff of the CCS with further questions (801.863.5470). 
We hope to see you there. 
Brian Birch 



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  • Raymond Takashi Swenson

    On next thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Utah S.J. Qunney School of Law is hosting a symposium on “Religion, Faith and the Environment”. Speakers will include James Rasband, Dean of BYU’s Clark Law School, and Elder Marcus Nash of the First Quorum of the Seventy. The program is set out at https://today.law.utah.edu/?events=12233 .

    • danpeterson

      Excellent. This will go up on my blog, and I’ll try to post it at Interpreter, too.