BYU Law Freedom of Religion or Belief
The mission of the BYU Law Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) Club is to empower members of the BYU Law community to become actively aware of freedom of religion or belief in the broader context of human rights and actively engaged in defending it.
Our objective is to educate and unify the community through informed critical thinking, open dialogue, interpersonal connections, and increased understanding of the intersections between the doctrine of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and current issues.
Who We Are and What We Do
The BYU FoRB club works hand-in-hand with the BYU FoRB club on main campus to provide opportunities for law students to connect with and learn from experts in the FoRB space and provide opportunities for students to engage in religious freedom advocacy. More specifically, the objectives of the FoRB Club are to enable students to:
- Learn how to research and think critically about FoRB issues and approach current conflicts with a holistic perspective
- Increase capacity to understand the nuances of current event conflicts and apply human rights framework to understanding these conflicts
- Create a safe space to dialogue towards change and unity
- Create a strong sense of community in the club and on campus; help people of different ideas and beliefs feel they can share and express freely
- Foster and support meaningful networking and interpersonal connections
- Understand the connections between doctrine of the restored gospel and current issues