NEW! FREEDOM CLASSROOM

We're collecting a list of the best resources available to teachers wishing to incorporate material on religious freedom into the classroom. Cick here.

LEGAL SERVICES

We provide legal services to those suffering religious discrimination, regardless of your religious belief or affiliation. We especially seek those willing to advance the law by making a long term commitment to engaging in trials and appeals. This is known as “impact litigation” because it helps to change, and hopefully strengthen the law.

We can  also provide referrals. For more information, or to obtain help, click here.

Current News and Features

April 13, 2015

NARLA Summit 2015

We are excited to announce that the 2015 Religious Liberty Summit is scheduled for May 15-18, beginning with vespers at Burnt Mills Church in Silver Spring. Come join us! READ MORE

February 4, 2015

Testimony of Praise

Crisanto Ciau's testimony of praise after being forced to resign from a commercial plant nursery when he would no longer work on Sabbath. He was assisted by the Church State Council, resulting in a very successful settlement of his case. READ MORE

January 27, 2015

A Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement

An Isaac Backus American Freedoms Event to be held on February 7, 2015. For more information: READ MORE

December 9, 2014

Statement on Reaction to Brown and Garner Grand Jury Decisions

The president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, Daniel R. Jackson, issued the following statement on December 8, 2014 in response to the growing number of demonstrations following the grand jury decisions rendered in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in N.Y.: READ MORE

November 12, 2014

REMEMBRANCE: BOOTHBY, 81, WAS A BULLDOG LAWYER WHO DEFENDED SABBATH

CHURCH-STATE LITIGATOR WAS FIRST OF HIS KIND IN ADVENTIST CHURCH It was a privilege to attend and participate in the funeral services for Lee Boothby earlier this week. Lee was a mentor and a friend, an Adventist attorney who pioneered trying cases involving religious discrimination, and the separation of church and state. Others would file briefs, but Lee fought cases. Lee was an inspiration to me. He will be remembered fondly, and sorely missed. Alan J. Reinach, Esq. READ MORE