Johnson & Lyons LLP-Religious Institutions Group
- Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons specializes in advising
religious institutions and advocating on their behalf.
This link describes RJ&L's religious institutions legal
Defense Fund - The Alliance Defense Fund is
a Christian legal organization that works to protect
and defend traditional family values, religious freedom,
and the sanctity of human life.
Center for Law and Justice - The American Center
for Law and Justice is a public interest law firm committed
to ensuring the ongoing viability of constitutional
freedoms in accordance with principles of justice as
outlined in scripture.
Joint Committee - A coalition of Baptist organizations
committed to defending religious liberty and the separation
of church and state.
Fund - The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
is a bipartisan, ecumenical, public-interest law firm
that protects the free expression of all religious traditions.
Catholic University of America: Office of General Counsel
- This website is intended to provide the Catholic
University of America community and other interested
parties information about legal issues and topics of
interests to institutions of higher education.
Center for Religious FreedomA Division of the
Hudson Institute - The Center for Religious
Freedom joined Hudson Institute in January 2007, following
a ten-year affiliation with Freedom House. The Center
aims to defend against religious persecution of all
groups throughout the world.
Legal Society - The Christian Legal Society
is a national non-denominational legal advocacy group
attorneys, judges, law professors and law students,
working in association with others, to do justice with
the love of God.
and Public Policy Institute - The Ethics and
Public Policy Institute seeks to clarify and reinforce
the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition
and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy
Amendment Center - Operated by the First Amendment
Center at Vanderbilt University, this site features
comprehensive research coverage of key First Amendment
issues and topics, a unique First Amendment Library
and guest analyses by respected legal specialists.
School Legal Defense Association - The HSLDA
is a non-profit, membership organization of families
who home school their children nationwide. It seeks
to advance the fundamental, God-given, constitutional
right of parents and guardians to direct the education
of their children.
on Religion and Public Policy - The Institute
on Religion and Public Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan
think tank and advocacy organization dedicated to the
research and encouragement of cooperation between religion,
ethics and morality and government, politics, and policy
in both the domestic and foreign arenas.
Revenue Service (Tax Information for Churches
and Religious Organizations) - The Internal Revenue
Service website provides resources to help churches
and religious organizations to comply with tax rules.
Information Institute-Cornell Law School
- Cornell Law School sponsors this user friendly
website to assist those conducting legal research in
many areas of the law.
Magazine - A magazine of religious freedom.
of Congress - The Library of Congress sponsors
this superb exhibition on American religious liberty
which focuses on the colonial and constitutional periods
of American history.
Forum on Religion and Public Life - The Pew
Forum on Religion and Public Life seeks to promote a
deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of
religion and public affairs. The Forum delivers timely,
impartial information to national opinion leaders, including
federal government officials, journalists, policy analysts
and national advocacy organizations.
Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act - This
site has much helpful information re RLUIPA, a federal
statute passed in 2000 to protect religious freedom in
the land-use and prison contexts.
Organizations and the Law - a Westlaw publication
comprehensive analysis of the laws, decisions, statutes,
ordinances, and regulations affecting the operation of
Roundatable on Religion and Social Welfare Policy -
Supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Research
Foundation of the State University of New York, the Roundtable
was created "to engage and inform policy makers, religious
and civic leaders about the role of faith-based organizations
in our social welfare system by means of nonpartisan,
evidence-based discussions on the potential and pitfalls
of such involvement."
- The United States
Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
- The United States Commission on International Religious
Freedom is an independent, bipartisan U.S. government
agency that was created by the International Religious
Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of
thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as
defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and
related international instruments, and to give independent
policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary
of State and the Congress.
States Conference of Catholic Bishops Political Activity
- This document from the USCCB's Office of General Counsel
discusses the limitations on political activity for churches
and other section 501(c)(3) entities.
States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
- The USDOJ Civil Rights Division website provides:
"Religious Freedom in Focus," a periodic email update
about the Civil Rights Division's religious liberty and
religious discrimination cases.
- United States
Department of Justice, The First Freedom Project
- This U.S. Department of Justice website supports the
USDOJ's initiative, launched in 2007, to preserve and
promote religious liberty, entitled The First Freedom
Project. The website offers information regarding Federal
laws protecting religious freedom, recent cases and efforts
by the USDOJ to enforce these laws, educational information
and opportunities offered by the USDOJ regarding religious
liberty issues, and directions for contacting the USDOJ
to seek its involvement in a religious discrimination
- The United
States Department of States Office of International Religious
Freedom - The Office of International Religious
Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor,
U.S. Department of State, has the mission of promoting
religious freedom as a core objective of U.S. foreign
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