The Center for Law & Religious Freedom

America’s oldest Christian advocacy ministry for religious freedom, the Center for Law and Religious Freedom argues high impact cases and advises Congress on vital legislation to protect religious freedom. 

Since 1980, the Center has worked on hundreds of court cases, legislative initiatives, and influential publications concerning religious freedom. The Center has represented Christian students denied the right to meet for prayer and Bible study at their high schools, including the first case heard by the Supreme Court on the issue.  The Center was also instrumental in Congress’s passing the Equal Access Act to protect the right of public school students to meet for prayer and Bible study at school.

Today the Center advocates on behalf of not only religious student groups, but also faith-based social services, religious educational institutions, and pro-life health care providers.


The Center for Law & Religious Freedom - Latest News
Video celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 10:44:00 AM

Another victory for HHS Mandate challengers in Seventh Circuit
Friday, November 08, 2013 11:24:00 AM

DC Circuit holds HHS Mandate Unconstitutional as to Religious Owner of For-Profit Business
Friday, November 01, 2013 11:48:00 AM

CLS Joins Inter-Faith Comment Letter to Strengthen Religious Liberty for Federal Employees
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Two CLS Briefs Defending Religious Liberty
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:51:00 AM


Legal Accomplishments   For over 30 years, the Center has been a passionate yet measured voice for religious liberty in the courts, legislatures, and executive branch.
Articles   Review insightful articles written by CLS members and staff.
Press Releases    Visit our archive of Press Releases to fully understand the scope of our impact on religious liberty.
Legal Briefs   Study recent briefs filed by The Center for Law & Religious Freedom.

Helpful Resources

The Center's Resources page provides access to a wide variety of helpful scholarship on issues related to the Center's mission.  From here you can access briefs, law review articles by leading First Amendment scholars, congressional testimony and reports, and publications on critical religious liberty issues.  Please peruse information on the following topics:


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