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.

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About the Church State Council

The Church State Council is the oldest public policy organization in the southwestern United States devoted exclusively to issues of liberty of conscience and religion and the separation of church and state.

As Seventh-day Adventists, we stand in the Protestant and Enlightenment traditions of protesting the combination of church and state to define or promote theological "truth," or to punish "error." We ask nothing of the state except that it protects religious freedom for all peaceful people of faith. We take our faith seriously, and we defend the right of others to do the same.

The Church State Council website is dedicated to encouraging persons of all faiths or no faith to be diligent to protect the freedom to think and believe according to the dictates of individual conscience, and the institutional separation of church and state that is essential for preserving religious freedom.


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