Elizabeth A. Clark, associate director for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Matthew K. Richards, a Salt Lake lawyer, discussed the challenges facing religious freedom during a BYU Education Week session on Thursday, August 22. (Emma Benson)

During a BYU Education Week session on Thursday, August 22, Elizabeth A. Clark, associate director for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Matthew K. Richards, a Salt Lake lawyer, discussed the current challenges that religious freedom faces.

Richards opened by defining religious freedom as what protects the right to hold beliefs, express them and act upon them.

Richards said religious freedom entails a whole host of other rights: the right to freedom, the right to worship, the right to meet together,

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