FreeBYU featured on “A Thoughtful Faith” Podcast

Gina Colvin interviewed FreeBYU director Brad Levin in an hour-long episode entitled, Religious Freedom and Belief at BYU. “Under BYU’s existing policies, LDS students who change their personal beliefs about God are expelled from school, evicted from their homes, and fired from their jobs.  There is no similar policy for non-LDS students at BYU: a Catholic may convert[…]

National Law Journal, American Bar Association Journal, and Wall Street Journal Report on FreeBYU’s Discrimination Complaint

FreeBYU recently reported: BYU Law Accreditation at Risk as American Bar Association Advances Investigation into Discrimination Complaint. The following also reported on this event: Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog: ABA Reviewing BYU Law’s Policy of Expelling Ex-Mormon Students Mormon church-owned school comes under fire for potentially discriminatory practice ABA Journal: ABA Section of Legal Ed considers complaint over[…]

BYU Law Accreditation at Risk as American Bar Association Advances Investigation into Discrimination Complaint

13 April 2016 — FreeBYU received a letter today documenting the decision of the American Bar Association (ABA) to advance their investigation into discrimination at the J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU Law) by referring the matter to the ABA’s Accreditation Committee. This is the second time this year that the ABA has progressed their[…]

FreeBYU makes front-page news on BYU’s campus newspaper

16 February 2016: BYU’s campus newspaper, The Universe, reported today on FreeBYU’s efforts. Their article includes a detailed, interactive timeline of FreeBYU milestones. Here’s the text: An ex-Mormon group plans to continue using university accreditation groups as a way of attacking the BYU Honor Code. The student and alumni group FreeBYU wants BYU to change[…]

American Bar Association Investigating BYU Law’s Sex, Religious, and Sexual Orientation Discrimination

21 Jan 2016 — Today, FreeBYU received confirmation from the American Bar Association (ABA) that the ABA sent a formal response request to BYU Law regarding FreeBYU’s complaint alleging sex, religious, and sexual orientation discrimination at the school. The ABA only issues such requests when its Section of Legal Education “determines that the complaint may[…]

Washington Post, KUTV, SLTrib, Inside Higher Ed, others report on BYU Law Boycott

Numerous media outlets reported on a religion scholar’s 5 October withdrawal from BYU Law’s annual religious freedom conference. Examples: Washington Post: Religion scholar boycotts BYU conference to protest university policy, by Jana Riess KUTV: BYU “fundamentally violates” religious liberty, professor says after cancelling speech, by Jeremy Harris Salt Lake Tribune: Speaker cancels talk at BYU, says school ‘fundamentally[…]

Prominent Scholar Boycotts BYU Law’s Annual Religious Freedom Conference in Protest Over BYU’s Religious Discrimination

5 Oct 2015 — The Twenty-second Annual International Law and Religion Symposium is underway at the J. Reuben Clark Law School on the Campus of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The delegates include approximately 90 leading scholars, jurists, and political and civil society leaders from 40 countries. FreeBYU reached out last week to the[…]

Provo’s ‘Student Review’ highlights lack of religious freedom at BYU

FreeBYU has actively campaigned for religious freedom over the past year: sending a direct appeal to the decision makers, pursuing accreditation challenges, and raising awareness about the issue. We’re happy to see a second article on the subject in The Student Review (the first was published in the third issue- http://issuu.com/studentreview/docs/sr_issue3/8). Also- we need more hands![…]