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Frequently Asked Questions
Alliance Defending Freedom is one of the leading Christian law firms committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, marriage and family, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
ADF is one of the nation’s most respected and successful United States Supreme Court advocates. We have played various roles in 72 Supreme Court victories. Since 2011, ADF has represented parties in 14 victories at the Supreme Court. These victories have been on behalf of pastors, churches, religious organizations, college students, family-owned businesses, pro-life pregnancy centers, and many others.
ADF was launched in 1994 by leaders in the Christian community like Alan Sears, Bill Bright, James Dobson, Larry Burkett, and Dr. D. James Kennedy. These leaders wanted to create an alliance-building legal organization with the goal of keeping the doors open for the Gospel.
ADF seeks to protect everyone’s First Amendment freedoms.
While many of our clients are Christians, we've also defended the rights of Jews, Muslims, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and people of no faith. Religious freedom is for everyone.
In our campus free speech work, we've represented students of varied religious faiths and political beliefs. And outside the United States, ADF International has worked to stop persecution against Christians, Yazidis, Muslims, and other religious minorities.
If you believe your First Amendment rights have been violated, contact us using this link.
Yes. ADF is a nonprofit organization with a 501c3 tax designation.
ADF International is a highly respected organization that engages in legal advocacy alongside numerous partners all over the world, including ADF India.
Its focus is to defend Christians and other religious minorities against persecution in court and to advocate for free speech and religious freedom.
ADF International is accredited by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the European Parliament and Commission and the Organization of American States (OAS). Additionally, it enjoys participatory status with the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and engages regularly with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). ADF International has played a leading role in 26 victories before the European Court of Human Rights.