Which Model, Whose Liberty?: Differences between the U.S. and European Approaches to Religious Freedom

October 11, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. EDT
Location: Copley Hall Copley Formal Lounge Map

Religious freedom is in the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. Although some have written of a "Western model" of religious liberty, is that label a myth? This conference examined the historic and emerging differences in how religious freedom was conceived and has been implemented on both sides of the Atlantic.

This conference was cosponsored by the Religious Freedom Project and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University's School of Law.


Religion in the Democratic Public Square | Robert Audi, Francis Beckwith, Fr. Raymond de Souza, Thomas Farr, Sophie van Bijsterveld

European and American Models of Religious Freedom: The Future of Religious Autonomy | Kyle Duncan, Cole Durham, Carolyn Evans, Leslie Griffin, Gerhard Robbers

Institutional and Individual Conscience | Michael Kessler, Javier Martinez-Torron, Mark Rienzi, Melissa Rogers, Rik Torfs

Religious Minorities and Religious Freedom: The Cases of Muslims and Mormons | Silvio Ferrari, Muqtedar Khan, Lena Larsen, Nathan B. Oman, Timothy Shah

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