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KUDOS! Professor Diana Ginn presents at 24th annual International Law and Religion Symposium at Brigham Young University

Posted by Jane Doucet on October 20, 2017 in News
From left: James A. Heilpern (moderator), Tore Lindholm, Ginn, and W. Cole Durham, Jr.
From left: James A. Heilpern (moderator), Tore Lindholm, Ginn, and W. Cole Durham, Jr.

On Oct. 1–4, Professor Diana Ginn presented at the 24th annual International Law and Religion Symposium at Brigham Young University in Utah, which is home to the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies.

The theme of the conference was “Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World.” Major subthemes included “Religion and Security in a Changing World,” “Religion and the Rule of Law in a Changing World,” and “Religion and Pluralism in a Changing World.”

Since 1994, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies has hosted a symposium devoted to the discussion of law and religion. Invited delegates included religious and civic leaders, legal scholars, members of the judiciary, representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations, and the media. To date, more than 1,200 delegates from 125 countries have met to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore mechanisms to better implement these principles.

What most struck me about the conference was the genuine recognition that freedom of religion for one must mean freedom of religion for all, including those of no religion.
— Professor Diana Ginn

There were over 100 delegates from more than 50 countries, and attendance was by invitation only. Ginn, who was one of five Canadian delegates, spoke on “Freedom of Religion in a Multi-faith, Multicultural Society: The Canadian Experience.”

“What most struck me about the conference was the genuine recognition that freedom of religion for one must mean freedom of religion for all, including those of no religion,” says Ginn.

Pictured in the photo with Ginn are (from left) James A. Heilpern, Law and Corpus Linguistic Fellow, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; Tore Lindholm, Professor, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway; and W. Cole Durham, Jr., Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law and Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School.