’Civil Religion’ Fifty Years Later

February 13, 2018

At Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture, Professor Flake delivered a paper entitled “’Civil Religion’ Fifty Years Later.”

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What the Supreme Court Did in Masterpiece Cakeshop

September 28, 2018

Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Religious Studies Douglas Laycock delivered the 2018 Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty…


Why Do We Believe in Religious Freedom?

December 22, 2017

Professor Flake appeared on the Miller Center’s American Forum television broadcast, discussing the question of whether religious freedom can survive among an ever-increasing plurality…


Max Mueller on Race and the Making of the Mormon People

February 21, 2018

We look forward to welcoming Prof. Max Mueller to address the Virginia Colloquium in American Religion on his recent book Race and the Making…


Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy and Religious Freedom

October 11, 2017

Professor Flake will take part in a panel on the state of religious freedom around the world, at UVA’s Miller Center.

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Workshop: “Polygamy Debates”

July 28, 2016

By invitation, Professor Flake will participate in a workshop which will “bring together scholars working in the fields of history, religious studies,…


Panel: The Council of Fifty Minutes

September 8, 2016

In conjunction with our 2016 Joseph Smith Lecture, a panel entitled “’We, the people of the Kingdom of God,’ the Mormon Alternative…


Annual Meeting: LDS Council on Mormon Studies

September 23, 2017

The University welcomes the LDS Council on Mormon Studies…


Keeping Religion Free in a Time of Radicalization

September 22, 2017

Our third annual Joseph Smith Lecture was given by former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Katrina Lantos Swett. Her theme…


Panel: Religions and the State in Refugee Relief

September 21, 2017

In conjunction with our third annual Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty, a distinguished panel discussed the moral and legal dynamics inherent in religion’s…