Restoring Religious Freedom Conference: 2017
The 2017 Restoring Religious Freedom Conference: Law, Religion, Equality, and Dignity drew scholars from around the globe to discuss religious freedom from different perspectives. The conference opened with a conversation between W. Cole Durham, Jr., Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at Brigham Young University, and Ján Figeľ, EU Special Envy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, on "A Century of Genocides: Is Better Acommodation of Conscience an Answer?"
The second day included opening remarks from Peter Kmec: Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to the United States on "Slovak EU Presidency in the Context of Law, Religion, Equality and Dignity," followed by panels and a keynote address from Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, Class of 1963 Research Professor in Honor of Graham C. Lilly, and Peter W. Low Professor of Religious Studies at University of Virginia.
The conference is part of the Restoring Religious Freedom Project and funded by an anonymous gift.