Alliance Defending Freedom is a nonprofit legal organization that protects religious Freedom and the sanctity of life.
The Alliance Defending Freedom was launched in 1994 to protect religious Freedom and preserve the sanctity of life by providing pro bono, cutting-edge legal representation in cases involving significant threats.
The organization runs the Center for Academic Freedom, the Center for Life, and the Center for Religious Freedom. The group also participates in cases before the United States Supreme Court and state appellate courts, including two cases that were argued before the high court in 2012.
The Alliance Defending Freedom co-hosts a program at Harvard Law School called “ADF on Campus” that provides free legal representation to conservative student groups facing speech restrictions on campus.
The purpose of the organization:
- Religious Freedom
The organization’s Center for Religious Liberty works to preserve religious Freedom by protecting the right to hear and speak the Truth through strategic legal action, public education, and related training. They advocate for Christians whose religious liberty is threatened by government or individual activities.
- The Sanctity of Life
The institution provides legal representation for individuals and organizations who defend human life from conception to natural death. The organization’s Center for Life works on pro-life issues at the international, national, state, and local levels.
- Free Speech
The Alliance Defending Freedom protects people’s right to speak, live and work according to their faith freely. They assist businesses, religious schools, and other organizations that face discrimination from the government because of their religious beliefs.
- International Work
The organization works through its Center for Academic Freedom to defend Freedom of speech at academic institutions. The Center has filed numerous lawsuits against universities restricting students’ free speech rights, including Yale University, Columbia University, Ohio State University, and the University of California.
- Parental Rights
The organization protects the fundamental parental right to direct the upbringing and education of their children and advocates for parents who have been stripped of this right by a government or school district.
- Supreme Court Advocacy
The organization ensures that the principles outlined in the United States Constitution are upheld in courts throughout the country. This includes filing amicus briefs before the Supreme Court of the United States and assisting clients with responding to Supreme Court amicus briefs. Visit this page to learn more.
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