2014 CLS National Conference

Blessed Are They Who Maintain Justice”  Psalm 106:3

Lawyers, law students, professors, judges and friends met from October 2-5 in Boston. We had great speakers like Professor Robert George, Dr. Russell Moore, Andy Crouch and John Stonestreet, as well as a wonderful religious liberty panel. We also offered practical workshops and CLEs covering numerous areas of the law: from estate planning to running a Christian law firm to human trafficking to employment law and ethics.

It was a great conference - from the Christian Legal Aid Summit, national law student convention, main speakers, workshops, the religious liberty panel, to our final prayer on Sunday.

Read more about the conference below or download our full-color Conference Brochure.


Robert George      


Robert P. George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  He is the Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.  He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, Professor George also earned a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University, which he attended on a Knox Scholarship from Harvard.  He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award.




Andy is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, published in October 2013. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award for Christianity and Culture and was named one of the best books of 2008 by Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership. In December 2012 he became executive editor of Christianity Today. Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly, a magazine for an emerging generation of culturally creative Christians. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.

Russ Moore      


Russell D. Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention's official entity assigned to address social, moral, and ethical concerns. A widely-sought cultural commentator, Dr. Moore speaks frequently to issues of theology, culture, and public policy. Dr. Moore holds an M.Div in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He blogs frequently at his "Moore to the Point" website, and is author or editor of five books, including Tempted and Tried: Temptation and the Triumph of Christ and Adopted for LIfe: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. Prior to entering ministry, Dr. Moore was an aide to U.S. Congressman Gene Taylor. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Maria are the parents of five boys.




John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is a gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year.  He is the co-host with Eric Metaxas of BreakPoint, the Christian worldview radio program founded by the late Chuck Colson, and the voice of The Point, a daily natoinal radio feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues.  He also serves as a Senior Content Advisor for Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado.  John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois) and Bryan College (Tennessee), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview (Sheffield Press).  He and his wife Sarah have three daughters and a dog, and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.



 Friday October 3, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM



All CLS conference attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the Friday morning two-hour main session. It will be a panel discussion by religious liberty advocates about the future of religious liberty in America. They will discuss the current state of the law, highlight brewing cases, and speculate on where the U.S. Supreme Court may be headed. They also will take questions from the audience.


  • CARL ESBECK - Professor, University of Missouri Law School
  • JOHN INAZU - Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
  • JORDAN LORENCE - Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • ADELE KEIM - Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • KIM COLBY - Director, CLS’ Center for Law & Religious Freedom
  • STANELY CARLSON-THIES - President, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance

2014 Religious Liberty Panelists


ConFerence Hotel 

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers 
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA  02116

(The hotel in Boston sold out.)  CLS offered an incredible room rate for a downtown Boston hotel, located just off the Boston Commons and a few minutes to the freedom trail.