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Family Restoration for Belarus

Regent Law Professor Lynne Marie Kohm recently traveled with a group of scholars to the New Reformation Institute in Minsk, Belarus, to discuss how principles grounded in liberty interests can strengthen families - and nations. Belarus, once a Reformation center of Calvinism, is currently the home of Eastern Europe's last dictatorship.

Despite restrictions on their religious freedoms, numerous organizations, churches and community groups gathered in a house church where Kohm delivered five lectures on family restoration: on the Biblical foundations of family law, state regulation and family law, jurisprudence on children in the law, and two lectures looking ahead to issues concerning Belarus and the UN and EU.

Cognizant of the notion that strong liberty protection helps to build strong families, which in turn sets the foundation for a strong society, participants learned that true liberty for any person or state is ultimately found in the person of Jesus Christ.

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