Alliance Defending Freedom vision is to see the Church faithfully and fearlessly proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and defend religious liberty for all. In 1971, these words were conceived in light of a court ruling that terminated public funding for Catholic schools in Milwaukee because they violated state law by denying students access to contraceptives. This decision opened our nation’s eyes to how dangerously freedom can be jeopardized when it is limited by government – especially when rights have been established previously through church teaching. This group is working tirelessly today to protect this ideal—even if it means taking the case against them all the way through federal appeals courts.
Alliance Defending Freedom believes that under God, every human life is sacred and that every person, regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation has inherent dignity and worth. We uphold the sanctity of life by advocating for those who are persecuted because of their faith.
ADF envisions a world in which Christianity is not just tolerated but thrives in the public square. We believe freedom of religion is essential to this vision and we work tirelessly to ensure its existence is fully protected for generations to come. The Alliance Defending Freedom Board of Directors and staff are guided by the following timeless truths.
Alliance Defending Freedom is a coalition of lawyers, scholars, and policy advocates that work to preserve freedom in the United States and around the world.
Spanning a variety of issues, ADF focuses on the many threats to religious freedom in our society today.
Alliance Defending Freedom is a coalition of lawyers, scholars, and policy advocates that work to preserve freedom in the United States and around the world. ADF has been a pioneer in the defense of religious freedom since its founding in 1994.
ADF is an alliance-building legal advocacy organization and promotes a coordinated strategy that brings together like-minded organizations to advance religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. Through this collaborative approach, we seek to advance religious freedom for all people—in every forum possible—and spark a renewal of respect for freedom in the life of this nation.
With a presence in all 50 states and offices around the globe, ADF provides legal services to protect and preserve religious liberty for tens of thousands of Americans from coast to coast—with more than 900 attorneys across the country standing ready to defend them. Click here to learn more.
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