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Alliance Defending Freedom

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is a non-profit legal organization dedicated to defending the fundamental freedoms of Christians and other religious believers in the United States and worldwide. Founded in 1994, as the Alliance Defense Fund, ADF has become one of the leading organizations in the country for defending religious freedom, free speech, and the sanctity of human life.

ADF on Religious Freedom

One of the main focus areas for ADF is the defense of religious freedom. The organization believes that every individual has the right to live out their faith freely, without fear of persecution or discrimination. To this end, ADF has taken on a wide range of cases involving religious freedom issues, including the right of individuals and organizations to express their beliefs in public, the right to worship freely, and the right to be free from discrimination based on one’s religious beliefs.

Alliance Defending Freedom on Free Speech Representation

Another key focus area for Alliance Defending Freedom is the defense of free speech. The organization believes that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of every individual to express their beliefs and opinions freely, without fear of censorship or punishment. To this end, ADF has taken on numerous cases involving free speech issues, including the right to protest, free expression on college campuses, and free expression on social media.

Sanctity of Human Life

Another key focus area for ADF is the defense of the sanctity of human life. Alliance Defending Freedom believes that every human being, from conception to natural death, has inherent value and worth and that the right to life is a fundamental human right. To this end, ADF has taken on numerous cases involving issues related to the right to life, including cases involving abortion, assisted suicide, and end-of-life care.

International Work

In addition to its work in the United States, Alliance Defending Freedom also has a significant international presence. The organization works with partners worldwide to defend the fundamental freedoms of religious believers and promote the principles of religious liberty and free speech. Refer to this page to learn more.


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