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Mission

The Coalition for Liberty & Justice is a broad alliance of faith-based, secular and other organizations that works to ensure that public policy protects the religious liberty of individuals of all faiths and no faith and to oppose public policies that impose one religious viewpoint on all.

Co-Conveners
Catholics for Choice
National Council of Jewish Women


On February 7, 2014 in Washington, DC, the Coalition for Liberty & Justice convened a forum featuring legal and political experts, religious and community leaders, grassroots organizers and advocates for religious freedom and against discrimination.

Learn more about the event.

Watch a recording of the forum.


Values

  • We support the separation of religion and state and believe that public policy should not impose or privilege any religious viewpoint.
  • We support religious liberty and the ability to exercise one’s rights based on conscience, moral codes and beliefs.
  • We support public policies that both respect religious liberty and protect against the use of religious beliefs or traditions to discriminate or undermine equality.
  • We advance religious liberty and justice that respects individuals, supports the common good and reflects the foundational principles of our nation.

Resources
In “Towards a Truly ‘Civil’ Society,” Sara Hutchinson of Catholics for Choice and Sammie Moshenberg of the National Council of Jewish Women explain why their organizations set up the Coalition for Liberty & Justice.

During a forum on August 21, 2013, “Defending Real Religious Liberty for All,” experts from the Coalition for Liberty & Justice and allies from the international community met to discuss the current state of church/state separation in light of the US State Department’s announcement of the creation of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, as well as the ongoing litigation over federal contraceptive coverage requirements. Listen to podcasts from this event here.


Members

Advocates for Youth
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
American Humanist Association
Americans for Religious Liberty
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
      (ARHP)

B’nai B’rith International
Call To Action
Compassion & Choices
Center for Inquiry
Center for Reproductive Rights
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Concerned Clergy for Choice
CORPUS
DignityUSA
Equally Blessed
Faith Aloud
Gay Men's Health Crisis
GetEQUAL
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of
      America

Human Rights Campaign
Ibis Reproductive Health
Institute for Science and Human Values
Integrity USA
Interfaith Alliance
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
Jewish Women International
Keshet
Law Students for Reproductive Justice



Medical Students for Choice
MergerWatch
Methodist Federation for Social Action
Metropolitan Community Churches
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers

Muslims for Progressive Values
National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Council of Women's Organizations
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Organization for Women
National Women's Health Network
Nehirim
New Ways Ministry
Nursing Students for Choice
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Religious Institute
Reproductive Health Technologies Project
Republicans for Choice
Secular Coalition for America
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the
     U.S. (SIECUS)

Society for Humanistic Judaism
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness
     Ministries

Women of Reform Judaism
Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual
Women's League for Conservative Judaism
Women's Ordination Conference

For more information on the Coalition for Liberty and Justice, please contact CLJ@catholicsforchoice.org