We’ve Defended Your Freedom Since 1994
In 1993, 35 Christian leaders came together to build a ministry that would defend your religious freedom—before it was too late.
These founders knew that it would take an alliance to keep the doors open for the Gospel in the United States.
Like the Body of Christ, the Alliance Defending Freedom is one body made up of many parts. Attorneys play different roles than pastors. Business leaders play different roles than legislators. Each person must play his or her particular role, under one shared vision, to ensure that religious freedom thrives.
For more than 25 years, Alliance Defending Freedom has been advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, freedom of speech, and marriage and family.
Building an Alliance for Victory
With that launch, the Christian community gained growing awareness that the threats to its freedom were multiplying. The legal system, which was built on a moral and Christian foundation, had been steadily moving against religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, freedom of speech, and marriage and family. And very few Christians were showing up in court to put up a fight.
By funding cases, training attorneys, and successfully advocating for freedom in court, Alliance Defending Freedom changed that.
Alliance Defending Freedom exists to keep the doors open for the Gospel by advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, freedom of speech, and marriage and family.
Transforming Law & Culture
It is not enough to just win cases; we must change the culture, and the strategy of Alliance Defending Freedom ensures lasting victory.
To learn more about what we are doing, visit our key issues: religious freedom, sanctity of life, and marriage and family.
Building the Alliance
Alliance Defending Freedom is transforming the legal system and influencing the culture by building a strong alliance of professionals through several world-class training programs. Whether you are an attorney, law student, pastor, college student, or a supporter of our work, Alliance Defending Freedom has a program uniquely designed to equip you to make an impact.
Supporting the Mission
Religious freedom has suffered due to the high cost of litigation. Alliance Defending Freedom has provided thousands of allies with critical funding for precedent-setting cases to ensure that the defense of religious freedom is well funded.