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In an effort to help individuals better understand the first amendment right of religious freedom, the BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies is inviting the public to a conference focused on the current state of religious freedom in schools, the workplace and in the public square. The BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, July 6-7, at the BYU Conference Center in Provo, Utah.

This two-day conference is open to the public and will include sessions and workshops focusing on the changing face of religion in American public life; how to get involved in local government; finding common ground with LGBTQ communities; the rights of parents, students, and teachers in public schools; what separation of church and state means; and accommodating religious expression in the workplace.

Senator Jeff Flake, Arizona, will be this year's keynote speaker. As a member of the U.S. Senate, Flake sits on the Judiciary Committee, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Foreign Relations Committee where he also serves as chairman of Subcommittee on African Affairs.


BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review

  • Date: Thursday-Friday, July 6-7
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: BYU Conference Center (770 E. University Pkwy, Provo)
  • Registration: 
  • Cost (includes lunch and snacks):
    • General Public: $55
    • CLE Credit: $50
    • Students and Educators: $15
    • Current BYU Law School Students: paid for by BYU

Media Passes and Interviews: Journalists wanting to attend the conference should contact Natalie Ipson,, 801.422.7302, to be added to the press list or schedule interviews.