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Alliance Defense Fund Inc

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15100 North 90th Street Scottsdale AZ 85260 USA

Mission:

To defend the right to hear and speak the truth through strategy, training, funding and litigation.

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Direct litigationalliance defending freedom (adf) defends human and civil rights, secured by law, through direct litigation from our headquarters office in arizona, regional offices throughout the u. S. , and international offices. Religious freedom, equal access, parental rights, sanctity of life, rights of conscience, human rights and family values are at the core of these cases. Adf also provides funding to third parties for grants for litigation. Adf's litigation team provides the coordination and the means to advocate for the concerns of multiple individuals and groups, thus providing a more efficient process within the u. S. Judicial system, and international legal systems. Monthly public requests for legal and litigation assistance continue to escalate, indicating an overwhelming need for this service from the public.

public educationto educate the public concerning the defense of religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and family values. Adf provides printed materials, social media, audio, video, radio, internet and personal appearances. Public education is furthered through adf's legal academy (formerly national litigation academy). Through this program, practicing attorneys and other professionals are provided intense legal training on religious freedom, rights of conscience, equal access, parental rights and family values. Participating attorneys pledge to perform 450 hours of pro bono legal work on issues related to their training. To date, over 1,760 attorneys have completed this program. This commitment provides millions of dollars of legal service to local communities, far in excess of the program cost. Most state bars accredit the adf legal academy for continuing legal education credit. Public education is furthered through adfs academy. Ministry partners, allied groups, pastors, and business entrepreneurs are provided training on religious freedom, rights of conscience, equal access, parental rights and family values. Adf's blackstone legal fellowship program provides legal education to first year law students, with a distinct christian world view. Adf awards these participating students summer scholarships and volunteer internships in the u. S. And internationally during the summer months. Students also attend prominent guest lectures and complete specific course work during the program. To date the program has graduated over 1,500 legal students. Adf's training programs include collegiate academy and legal webinars. Additional public education is provided through daily email alerts, social media updates, newsletters and radio and television shows. At adf, we request that ministry partners remember our activities in prayer. We provide information to assist our donors in praying intelligently, specifically and with purpose. Examples of these materials include, but are certainly not limited to, the framers' original intent for the u. S. Constitution and bill of rights as it reflects god's natural law and god's higher law; we inform the public about those entities that seek to re-direct and pervert the constitution's original purpose and intent; international challenges to religious freedom, examples of real-life situations and actual court cases where justice and civil liberties have been thwarted; specific court cases where adf's involvement has helped obtain justice; and other strategies for reclaiming the judicial system as it was originally envisioned and intended. Adf's public education and communication program further serves the public as a primary medium to bring cases to adf's attention. Adf donors and the general public are adf's primary referral source for cases and legal needs.

allied support and trainingalliance defending freedom (adf) continues to build alliances with religious and secular organizations who share common purposes and concerns with adf. Adf works with our allies to develop effective approaches to legal cases that could result in important state, federal and u. S. Supreme court and international court precedents. A typical example is found in restoring free speech rights for pro-life advocates, in which the case was litigated by an allied attorney through to the u. S. Supreme court. Adf's alliance has been on the leading edge of this effort.

grants and fundingthe alliance defending freedom, inc. (adf) continues to fulfill its mission by providing grant funding for legal cases and programs which advocate or defend religious freedom, sanctity of human life and family values. Grant funding covers expenses for litigation, education and training. Grants are reviewed and recommended by an independent grants and review committee, which is comprised of expert attorneys who volunteer their time to adf for this purpose. Under the current board policy, no grant is awarded until it is fully funded and set aside in self-designated accounts. Grant disbursements are made upon performance and per the terms of the grant contract, and they typically span several years. Adf has issued in excess of 2,700 grants.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a proud supporter of Alliance Defending Freedom because of their great accomplishments with defending our religious rights, the sanctity of life, and family values. Their allied attorneys have been very successful in a large number of cases against the ACLU's efforts to take away our religious freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom understands the importance of our Constitution, and the intent of our forefathers when they wrote the 1st Amendment. Our 1st Amendment says that we will have freedom of religion, and not freedom from religion as the ACLU would want us all to believe. The Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys are the most qualified attorneys in the country to defend our religious freedoms!

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As the daughter of Italian immigrants, I never thought I would live in an America
that is, in so many ways, becoming what my parents feared and fled; a country where God-given rights and freedoms are slowly being stripped away.
It took the Alliance Defending Freedom, the pristine
ministry that defends all that is right and good in America, to awaken me to the sad, scary reality that those freedoms are being challenged and threatened every single day. Once they are gone, they are gone forever.
The Alliance Defending Freedom embodies the essence of faith, hope and charity. Above all, ADF honors and defends the precious, precious sanctity of life. Imagine a world with no Christ in Christmas; no defense for the innocent infant; no traditional family nucleus that has comforted us for thousands of years.
The time to imagine is over. In fact, it’s absolutely unimaginable that
these are times we now live in.
I love the Alliance Defending Freedom and all that it represents, from offering counsel to a student or business owner whose religious rights have been violated, to boldly standing before the Supreme Court of the United States defending causes of life and religious liberty that will determine the future heart and soul of this greatest nation on earth.
ADF’s battles are our battles, and it is a dedicated army of volunteers that fortify its strength on the battlefield of right and just values. I'm so proud to be counted among them! God Bless The Alliance Defending Freedom.
Jan D'Atri

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I have been supporting Alliance Defending Freedom for many years now with my finances and my prayers. I recently became an Ambassador for them as well. They are an outstanding organization and they use my money responsibility. It is a privilege to be a part of their support team!

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The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is a Christ-centered ministry whose mission is to keep the doors open for the Gospel through strategy, funding, training, and litigation. My wife and I have been involved with ADF since about 1995. We have found that the Alan Sears, as well as the rest of the ADF, are men and women of integrity who know that without Christ they can do nothing. God is using ADF in the legal arena to make a difference in peoples' lives and ultimately for His Kingdom. We are thankful God has allowed to work with ADF in different venues.

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We have been supporters of Alliance Defending Freedom for a number of years and are always highly impressed with the integrity and effectiveness of the organization. At every opprtunity they signal excellence and consistency. We have high praise for their long history and dedication to freedom. Warren and Joan Braun

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The Alliance Defending Freedom is a quality organization. The are focused and strategic and make every effort to maximize the usage of every volunteer hour, every dollar contributed and every employee. They are known for their research, and pursuit of excellence in all that they do. I have volunteered in a number of capacities.

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What a wonderful way to support a group of people who are making a difference in such important ways! They are doing such very important work for our children and grandchildren...

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We have supported Alliance Defending Freedom almost since its inception and have been profoundly grateful for its tireless work...defending our freedoms. The good people there almost always seem to be winning case after case and putting up a bulwark against the array of forces that mean to erode our cherished liberties, especially religious liberty. Great work and keep fighting the good fight! Dan and Tanya Yoder

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We have been supporters of Alliance Defending Freedom both financially and prayfully for many years.There has never been anything that they have supported that we were not proud of. They are a bright spot in a decaying world. They have always been very responsible about how funds are spent and we are proud to be called a supporter.

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I have worked with a few hundred nonprofits as a board consultant. Alliance Defending Freedom is one I've chosen to also help as a volunteer. This is one of the most professional, strategic nonprofits I have experienced. They are successful in their mission and do it with great integrity.

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