Alliance Defense Fund, Inc.

Alliance Defending Freedom is a servant ministry building an alliance to keep the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.

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Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 18 years, this unique legal ministry has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world.

Alliance Defending Freedom was created to serve as an alliance-building legal ministry and not as a public policy organization, though we work with many excellent allied policy organizations on related legal issues. Many of our Founders were already involved in public policy and saw the special need for this ministry’s role in the judiciary.

Alliance Defending Freedom operates under the strict charter given to us by our Founders. We focus exclusively on legal cases and projects impacting religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. While there are many worthy causes outside of these parameters, we must concentrate on these areas to most effectively achieve our mission. This means that, while we defend legislative initiatives pertaining to our mission in court, and join forces with allies in many legal endeavors, Alliance Defending Freedom refrains from participating in or promoting any type of legislation or political parties, including handing out voter guides or reviews of judges. Alliance Defending Freedom also does not lobby government officials.

There are many fine organizations that focus on the legislative arena, and there is no need to duplicate their efforts. One of our founding ministries is Focus on the Family, which has established policy councils in almost every state. You may want to contact these organizations for help on state policy matters. On the national level, you may want to contact our allies with the Family Research Council.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. Our Founders saw three primary areas where the battle was most aggressively being fought to silence Truth. Those three core areas are what make up our primary scope of work today: the legal defense and advocacy of religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. Our work in these three areas involves a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation.

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