What the Supreme Court Did in Masterpiece Cakeshop

September 28, 2018

Douglas Laycock will deliver our 2018 Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty. His theme will be “Liberty and Justice for All? What the Supreme…


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…


’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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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…


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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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…


Young African Leaders Initiative

June 26, 2017

Professor Flake spoke to the Young African Leaders Initiative at the Civic Leadership Institute in a presentation entitled, “Religious Diversity.”


Seminar: Professor John Turner

March 16, 2017

John Turner, Associate Professor of American Religion, will speak to doctoral students on his forays into Mormon Studies, as well as his most recent…