Nineteenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposium | 10/9/12 | Provo/Utah

    The Brigham Young University has invited Open Religious Policy Forum Chairman Sven Speer to present the idea of Open Religious Policy on October 9th 2012 in Provo, Utah. Speer is participant of the Nineteenth Annual International Law and Religion Symposiumof the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. In his speech he will talk about the incoherency of the religious diversity in modern society. He will develop the imperative to open the state in religious and ideological matters. The panel complements Tøre Lindholm, Associate Professor at the Norwegian Center for Human Rights of the University of Oslo, Norway.

    The speakers at the symposium from October 7th to 9th are experts on state, religion and law from all continents. Among them are Suzan Johnson Cook, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Jorge Luis Salas Arenas, constitutional law judge in Peru and Derek H. Davis, former director of the J.M. Dawson Institute on Church-State Studies, Baylor University/Texas.

    You can see the program here:

    Dr. Sven Speer is Founding President of the Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR) since 2011. As staff and with presentations and expert report he advises governments, members of parliament, religious congregations, and NGOs on the relation between state and religion - e.g. in Berlin, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Salt Lake City. Speer has studied political science and history and has investigated government regulation on religion at the Cluster of Excellence 'Religion and Politics', the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies.