Mission: (see schedule o for description. )liberty counsel (lc) is an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization founded in 1989. With offices in florida, virginia, washington, d. C. , and an outreach in israel, this ministry has hundreds of advocates around the world. Lc's mission of advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and the family is accomplished by providing pro bono litigation, education, and policy on these and related topics.
Programs: Education: (see schedule o for description. )education:lc advances its educational mission through publications, radio, television, the internet and other media, public speaking, conferences, internships, and other programs. Events: organized the awakening 2015: rebuilding the wall conference with over 40 renowned speakers, including franklin graham, governor mike huckabee, senator rick santorum, james robison, and more. Through lc's pastors and patriots outreach, we conducted scores of who will stand? Rallies in churches and pastor mobilization meetings in 2014 to encourage people to engage in responsible biblical citizenship. Lc sent over 150,000 churches a dvd called silence is not an option, in which mat staver informs pastors about how they can be involved in local, state, and national issues in addition to vetting political candidates without fearing the irs. Promoted the annual day of purity, an event that has involved 37 nations and nearly 1,000 schools supporting sexual purity. The video encourages young people to look past casual sex to lifetime intimacy. Hosted a training and educational tour of israel as part of our liberty ambassador counsel program, with the goal of strengthening participants' christian faith and equipping them to be goodwill ambassadors for israel. Participants also met with high-ranking israeli political, military, academic, business, and religious leaders, including members of the knesset (israel legislature). Organized the first pilot tour of covenant journey for college students in which, for only $500, they participate in a life-changing experience in israel designed to strengthen their christian faith and equip them to be goodwill ambassadors for israel. Cosponsored the fourteenth annual israel solidarity event at the israeli embassy, celebrating christian support of israel and participating in the historic announcing of covenant journey that will take thousands of college students to israel. Hosted law student and college interns in washington, d. C. As part of a 10-week program to train a new generation of christian legal advocates through internship, externship, and constitutional litigation clinic programs. Participated in the seventh annual teenpact judicial program at liberty university school of law, a week-long program that instructs motivated teenagers in the rule of law and the importance of a christian worldview. Cosponsored the annual values voter summit in washington, d. C. , with thousands of christian activists in attendance. Conducted many conferences to educate teachers and public school administrators on how to integrate christian values and history into their curricula and informed them of students' rights to religious liberty. Hosted and addressed many pastors' conferences to educate and mobilize pastors to speak on biblical values. Inspired and participated in national prayer intercession through collaborating with our extensive group of friends and supporters of liberty prayer network, led by international director maureen bravo. Christians in defense of israel and the liberty ambassador counsel connect hundreds of thousands of americans with the nation of israel, including tours of biblical sites, special briefings by leading israeli leaders, and teleconferences with israeli officials. Christians in defense of israel became a ministry of lc, making our combined christian pro-israel outreach one of the largest in america with about 250,000 supporters. Publications: distributed over 1,122,000 pieces of printed materials. Provided free copies of many materials on lc websites through which countless downloads were completed. Published and mailed bi-weekly updates to more than 55,000 active subscribers. Sent materials to more than 445,000 individuals and organizations through periodic email delivery. Sent more than 142 million educational emails. Lc distributed over 30,000 copies of silence is not an option, a dvd message informing pastors and church leaders what they can do regarding biblical and moral issues. Lc also distributed many tens of thousands of several booklets, pamphlets, flyers, bumper stickers, and yard signs to concerned americans in every state of the union. New revolution publishers produces books and educational materials on american history, the founding fathers, first principles, and christian citizen activism. Co-drafted the marriage pledge and led a broad coalition of evangelical, catholic, orthodox christian, and jewish leaders and individuals to pledge to defend marriage. Radio, television and other media & recognition: lc attorneys responded to 295 media inquiries for interviews, and its reach in national and international news stories is growing. Lc attorneys wrote commentaries that were published in various online periodicals. Lc sends liberty alert email updates and news releases to 29,753 subscribers several times per week. Lc's 15-minute weekday program, faith & freedom, and 60-second weekday radio program, freedom's call, are broadcast on more than 500 radio stations each weekday. In addition, llamada de libertad, the only hispanic conservative public-policy radio show in the united states, is heard in 10 of the largest hispanic-populated cities. A weekly, 30-minute version of faith & freedom is aired on kaliki, an on-demand, audio news and information platform. Lc radio programs are placed online for rebroadcast by interested stations at no cost to the media. We are also educating the public using new media, including facebook, twitter, and youtube. The freedom federation social 2. 0 internet platform supports events, blogging, and social networking. The ff mobile smart phone application, with gps capability, helps the user locate and create events. Lifeunited. Org is a project of lc, bringing together other pro-life organizations to create a comprehensive pro-life website with educational resources. The annual friend or foe christmas campaign has grown in success each year. In addition to education and litigation activities, it involves partnering with churches to educate the public regarding legally celebrating the religious aspects of christmas. Designed a newspaper advertisement for use by churches and fielded the resulting telephone inquiries. Partnered with the national hispanic christian leadership conference-conela, the largest hispanic organization in the country comprised of 40,118 evangelical hispanic churches and about 500,000 hispanic churches in latin america and spain. Mat staver serves as the vice president of the nhclc-conela board of directors and as chief legal counsel. Internship and training programs: in 2011, lc's founder and president met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and launched the liberty ambassador counsel (lac), taking people to israel with the goal of strengthening their christian faith and equipping them to be goodwill ambassadors for israel. Lac educates and connects thousands of americans with israel. Lac completed two dynamic trips with visits to biblical sites and special briefings by leading israeli political, military, and academic leaders. A former advisor to prime minister netanyahu works in israel to develop lc's israel-related programs, including lac and covenant journey, a program to take college student leaders to the holy land. New revolution institute provides training to educate and mobilize citizen activists in order to advance our nation's core values and celebrate its first principles. In 2015, nri launched two online training modules addressing the christian worldview, the purpose and role of government, and citizen activism. Lc continued its successful legal training program at a litigation and training office in lynchburg, virginia. The organization continued its year-round legal internship/clerkship program to train law students. During the past fiscal year lc trained law clerks and law student interns, which are either paid or participate for course credit. Legal interns and law clerks have the opportunity to assist with litigated cases. Lc hosted law student interns at the u. S. Supreme court, as part of a ten-week summer internship and constitutional litigation program, which includes components for law students and undergraduate students. Some students intern in the organization's washington, d. C. , office where they learn about national and state legislative and policy matters. Lc also provides internships for college students interested in the intersection of law and media. Lc's pastors and patriots outreach conducted scores of who will stand? Rallies in churches and pastor mobilization meetings in 2014 to encourage people to engage in responsible biblical citizenship. Lc sent over 150,000 churches a dvd called silence is not an option, in which mat staver informs pastors about how they can be involved in local, state, and national issues.