International Center for Law and Religion Studies

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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies at J. Reuben Clark Law School (Brigham Young University) seeks to foster religious freedom and create connections between law and religion scholars and policymakers worldwide. To achieve this mission, the Center sponsors a discussion series and an annual symposium as well as conferences around the globe. The website offers audio (MP3), video (MP4 or WMV), or text (PDF and some PowerPoint) for many of these presentations. These presentations are notable for the variety of the backgrounds and nationalities of the speakers, who range from activists to jurists, from academics to government leaders and come from countries such as Ghana, Colombia, Turkey, Argentina, Japan, and Malaysia. The site's Headlines tab provides links to the latest news stories on the Web relating to the intersection between religion and law. The Publications tab lists books and articles, but free online access to the listed resources is limited. The Resource Links page links to relevant blogs, research centers, advocacy groups, journals, United Nations resources, and country information pages suitable for research, while the Links page contains other organizations germane to law and religion. The entire site is basic keyword searchable with some ability to filter results. The Center's website also links to the Religlaw Database, which the Center hosts.