California Organizations Involved in Religious Liberty and Public Policy
Advocates for Faith and Freedom. www.faith-freedom.com. Advocates for Faith and Freedom is a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty in the courts.
California Catholic Conference. www.cacatholic.org. A state Catholic Conference is a Church institution which represents the bishops (and their dioceses) and allows for the coordination of the concerns of the Church in state public policymaking.
The California Catholic Conference staff communicates the California bishops' public policy priorities to the members of the legislative and administration branches of state governments and works cooperatively with other religious and secular agencies.
California Council of Churches. www.calchurches.org. Since 1913 the California Council of Churches and California Church IMPACT have labored to be present for you, helping to create a world that cares for all of its citizens regardless of economic class, ages, gender, race and ethnicity, religious belief, or sexual orientation.
Capitol Resource Institute. www.capitolresource.org. The mission of Capitol Resource Institute (CRI) is to educate, advocate, protect, and defend family-friendly policies in the California state legislature and at local government levels.
Pacific Justice Institute. www.pji.org. Pacific Justice Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. Pacific Justice Institute works diligently, without charge, to provide their clients with all the legal support they need.
Private and Home Educators of California. www.pheofca.org. The primary mission of this organization is to help insure our freedom as parents to train, educate, and care for our children privately, without governmental interference.
Western Center for Law and Policy. www.wclplaw.org. The Western Center for Law & Policy (WCLP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) legal defense organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of religious freedom, parental rights, and other civil liberties. The WCLP engages in constitutional litigation in state and federal courts and is also active in the areas of public policy and education.