American Bar Association Acknowledges Complaint Against BYU Law’s Accreditation

View press release here. 22 Oct 2015 — Today, FreeBYU received acknowledgment from the American Bar Association (ABA) that they received our recently filed religious discrimination complaint against the accreditation of J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University (BYU Law). BYU Law subjects students and faculty to the BYU Honor Code, under which[…]

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![…]

Patheos highlights predicament imposed by BYU Honor Code on LDS students who change faith

Original Article This is How Brigham Young University’s Honor Code Hurts Mormons Who May Question Their Faith June 25, 2015 by Hemant Mehta 51 Comments This is a guest post written by Justin, a blogger at Secular-Reality.com. Excerpt: Non-Mormon students are free to change their religious beliefs anytime. Mormon students who (let’s say) realize they[…]