Liberty of Conscience and the Gospel
presented by Karen R Scott, J.D.
January 27 - 28, 2012
Co-sponsored by Bellevue Adventist Church and Pacific Northwest Adventist Forum
Friday, January 27
7:30 pm: "Freedom FOR Religion or Freedom FROM Religion?" (click here to listen)
Sabbath, January 28
9:30 a.m. Carrol Grady interviews Karen Scott (click here to listen)
11:00 a.m. "Rethinking the Assumption of Religious Liberty" (click here to listen)
2:00 pm "God, Politics and Family Values in the 1800s and Now"(click here to listen--NOTE: There's a minute and a half of recorded "Prelude" music before Carrol introduces Karen again.)
MEET OUR SPEAKER: Karen Scott is co-producer of the documentary, "Roger Williams: Freedom’s Forgotten Hero," shown during Sabbath School last summer. Her interest in religious liberty began in childhood when she read about the Reformation. While a child, she could never understand why people should be persecuted, tortured and killed for a belief, or why anyone would be willing to give up everything for such an intangible. As she grew older and began understanding the importance of one’s conscience, the answer became clear and influenced her decision to become an attorney.
After a client lost his job due to his religious convictions, she argued his case before the Supreme Court of Canada. The Court’s decision continues to protect religious convictions and belief in the Canadian workplace and also opened the doors for workplace accommodation for the disabled. In California she monitored legislation to ensure protection for liberty of conscience and private education. As a member of the State Bar of California, she worked as In-House Counsel for Educational Media Foundation, the parent corporation of the KLOVE and Air 1 radio networks. Currently, Karen sits on the board of Center for Liberty of Conscience, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and protecting liberty of conscience. She is also a speaker with Humanities Washington’s Inquiring Minds and recently completed a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford.