Religious Liberty and the Current Healthcare System

Law and Policy Contacts/Additional Resources

A. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF):

1. Primary Contact: Alan Sears, Esq., President, CEO
2. Mission: An alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely life out their faith.
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B. First Liberty Institute:

1. Primary Contact: Kelly Shackleford, President
2. Mission: The largest legal organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans
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C. Liberty Counsel:

1. Primary Contact: Mathew Staver, Esq., President, CEO
2. Mission: An international nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life and the family.
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D. Pacific Justice Institute:

1. Primary Contact: Brad Dacus, Esq., President
2. Mission: A legal defense organization specializing in the defense of religious freedom, parental rights and other civil liberties.
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E. American Center for Law and Justice:

1. Primary Contact: Jay Sekulow, Esq., President
2. Mission: To protect religious and constitutional freedoms by engaging in legal, legislative and cultural issues through advocacy, education and litigation.
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F. Family Research Council:

1. Primary Contacts: Tony Perkins, President and Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. “Jerry” Boykin, Executive Vice President
2. Mission: To advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.
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G. The Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty:

1. Primary Contacts: William Mumma, President
2. Mission: A non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute to protect the free expression of all faiths.
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H. Religion News Service:

1. Primary Contacts: Jerome Socolovsky, Editor-in-Chief
2. Mission: A non-profit, secular news source that provides in-depth, non-sectarian coverage of religion and spirituality (not necessarily Christian, but offers some perspective).
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I. Acton Institute:

1. Primary Contacts: Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President
2. Mission: To promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.
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J. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

1. Primary Contacts: Bishops and Eparchs
2. Mission: To act collaboratively and consistently on vital issues confronting the Church and society; to foster communion with the Church in other nations, within the Church universal, under the leadership of its supreme pastor, the Roman Pontiff; and to offer appropriate assistance to each bishop in fulfilling his particular ministry in the local Church
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K. Christian Medical and Dental Association:

1. Primary Contacts: Jonathan Imbody, Vice President
2. Mission: To provide programs and services supporting its mission to “change hearts in healthcare” by promoting positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducting overseas medical evangelism projects; coordinating a network of Christian healthcare professionals for fellowship and professional growth; sponsoring student ministries in medical and dental schools; distributing educational and inspirational resources; hosting marriage and family conferences; providing Third World missionary doctors with continuing education resources; and conducting academic exchange programs overseas.
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