Alliance Defending Freedom Global Team Honored for Human Rights Work
Describing the ministry as "a global force and a great Scandinavian partner," the Scandinavian Human Rights Committee presented Alliance Defending Freedom with its 2012 Human Dignity Award, in recognition of its "special contribution to human rights."
"Alliance Defending Freedom … has encouraged action to overcome infringements of human rights in Europe and has promoted a greater understanding of and respect for human dignity," the Committee said, honoring the ministry for "battles fought in courts and legislatures to promote the dignity of the human person, the rights of conscience, and other fundamental human rights."
"The protection of freedom, life, and family are essential to human dignity in any society," said Senior Legal Counsel Roger Kiska, in accepting the award last November. "The work we do worldwide to protect and preserve religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and marriage and family is a great honor and responsibility. It’s a passion we would not be able to pursue without the many supporters who share this passion with us."