Services of Alliance Defending Freedom

Freedom is the foundational principle that sets the United States apart from all other nations. Freedom also makes us proud to stand by our nation’s highest values, even when other countries do not support them. The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has stood with churches, individuals, and civic groups in defense of religious freedom and related freedoms since 1987 — both at home and across borders.

Alliance Defending Freedom is a nonprofit legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategy, training, funding, and litigation. Their vision is that every child is welcomed in life and protected by law. They accomplish this by working in courts, legislatures, and communities to strengthen freedom. They also foster a culture that draws on the truths of faith and human dignity to instill the principles of liberty into all corners of society.

Alliance Defending Freedom has offices in the United States and more than 50 nations. At present, there are over 300 of their attorneys working on issues that are critical to freedom of speech and freedom of religion around the world. Across the globe, ADF attorneys and allied partners have filed over 5,500 cases, with more than 500 favorable decisions by judges in federal and state high courts. ADF is also active in defending Academic Freedom, Religious Freedom, and Future Generations of Americans.

The mission of Alliance Defending Freedom is to preserve and defend our most cherished freedoms by transforming the legal system and advocating for life, family, and religious liberty at all levels of our judicial system. Their goal is that space would flourish in every nation. They achieve this by training and supporting allied individuals, attorneys, and organizations with the resources to defend religious freedom in their countries (around the world).

The keystone of Alliance Defending Freedom’s strategy is access to justice. A core feature of liberty is the right to defend one’s rights through the judiciary system. Alliance Defending Freedom leverages its resources to lay a foundation for these efforts by providing training, funding opportunities, and legal support to those committed to defending religious freedom. See this page for additional information.


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