G. Homer Durham Lecture 2017

Hannah C. Smith of the Becket Fund

Attorney Hannah C. Smith visited BYU from her home in Virginia, taking time from her work as Senior Counsel at the Becket Law Firm, a defender of religious liberty across the country, and spoke in front of a large audience in the SWKT room 250 on January 26, 2017.

Smith spoke about religious liberty, stating that the real work of defending religious liberty begins with us,  and that we each have a role to play in defending it. We have been asked by God’s apostles and prophets on the earth today to rise up to this challenge. Each one of us needs to consider the ways in which we can stand up for religious freedom for all people in our neighborhoods, communities and in societies at large. Smith tied into the quote by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as he said, “Religious Freedom is indeed under fire. And things may get worse before they get better. But these are our times. This is our moment to defend our fundamental freedoms.”

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