Center for Law and Religious Freedom

America’s oldest Christian advocacy ministry for religious freedom, the Center for Law and Religious Freedom argues high impact cases and advises Congress on vital legislation to protect religious freedom.  We are blessed to serve as America's RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ADVOCATES®.

Since 1980, the Center has worked on hundreds of court cases, legislative initiatives, and influential publications concerning religious freedom. The Center has represented Christian students denied the right to meet for prayer and Bible study at their high schools, including the first case heard by the Supreme Court on the issue.  The Center was also instrumental in Congress’s passing the Equal Access Act to protect the right of public school students to meet for prayer and Bible study at school. It also was one of the architect of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in 1993 and led the a coalition to write and pass the Religious Land Use and Intitutionalized Persons Act in 2000. In 2015, it served tens of thousands of churches, schools, and non-profits through webinars and papers following the Obergefell decision:

Today the Center advocates on behalf of not only religious student groups, but also faith-based social services, religious educational institutions, and pro-life health care providers:

Meet Center Director Kim Colby