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Religious Advocacy Sortable Directory

216 Organizations

Name of Organization Religious Tradition Year/Decade Arrived in D.C. Annual Advocacy Expenditures Type of Organization
Adventist Development and Relief Agency International Evangelical Protestant 1984 $529,395 Represents institutions
Advocates International Evangelical Protestant 1992 Not Available Represents individuals
Africa Faith & Justice Network Catholic 1983 $198,193 Permanent coalition
Agudath Israel of America, Office of Government Affairs Jewish 1988 $1,278,433 Represents religious bodies
Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, USA Muslim 1948 Not Available Represents religious bodies
American Association of Christian Schools, Legislative Office Evangelical Protestant 1985 Not Available Represents institutions
American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists Jewish 1983 Not Available Represents individuals
American Baptist Churches USA, National Ministries’ Office of Governmental Relations Mainline Protestant 1970s Not Available Represents religious bodies
American Center for Law and Justice Evangelical Protestant 2000 $989,347 Represents individuals
American Civil Liberties Union, Freedom of Religion and Belief Program Interreligious 2005 Not Available Represents individuals
American Friends Service Committee, D.C. Peace and Economic Justice Program Peace Church 1952 Not Available Represents religious bodies
American Humanist Association Secular 1941 $2,077,930 Represents individuals
American Islamic Congress Muslim 2006 $1,357,198 Represents individuals
American Israel Public Affairs Committee Jewish 1951 $87,899,089 Represents individuals
American Jewish Committee, Office of Government and International Affairs Jewish 1944 $13,362,000 Represents individuals
American Jewish World Service, Washington, D.C., Office Jewish 2003 $1,048,899 Represents institutions
American Life League Catholic 1979 $6,670,030 Represents individuals
American Principles Project Interreligious 2009 Not Available Think tank
American Values Evangelical Protestant 2000 $1,039,001 Represents individuals
Americans for Peace Now Jewish 1997 $1,970,247 Represents individuals
Americans for Religious Liberty Interreligious 1982 $127,899 Represents individuals
Americans United for Life Interreligious 1971 $3,340,406 Represents individuals
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Interreligious 1947 $6,308,554 Represents individuals
Anti-Defamation League, Government & National Affairs Office Jewish 1950s $484,194 Represents individuals
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, Washington Representative Other Christian 1976 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Catholic 1899 Not Available Represents institutions
Association of Christian Schools International, D.C. Office of Government Affairs Evangelical Protestant 1985 Not Available Represents institutions
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Catholic 1970 $173,390 Represents institutions
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty Mainline Protestant 1946 $1,200,000 Represents religious bodies
Baptist World Alliance Evangelical Protestant 1940 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Barnabas Aid Evangelical Protestant 2006 Not Available Represents individuals
Becket Fund for Religious Liberty Interreligious 1994 $2,281,041 Hybrid
Bread for the World Interreligious 1982 $11,384,471 Represents individuals
B’nai B’rith International Jewish 1937 $1,951,000 Represents individuals
Care Net Interreligious 1975 Not Available Represents institutions
Catholic Charities USA Catholic 1910 $1,535,303 Represents institutions
Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute Catholic 2003 $1,408,243 Think tank
Catholic Health Association of the United States Catholic 1984 $995,533 Represents institutions
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. Catholic 1988 Not Available Hybrid
Catholic Mobilizing Network To End the Use of the Death Penalty Catholic 2009 Not Available Represents individuals
Catholic Relief Services Catholic 2001 $1,135,796 Represents institutions
Catholics Against Capital Punishment Catholic 1992 Not Available Represents individuals
Catholics for Choice Catholic 1970s $2,960,748 Represents individuals
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good Catholic 2005 $658,784 Permanent coalition
Catholics United Catholic 2005 Not Available Represents individuals
Center for American Progress, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative Interreligious 2004 Not Available Think tank
Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia Interreligious 2004 $65,765 Think tank
Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty Interreligious 2008 Not Available Hybrid
Center for Islamic Pluralism Muslim 2005 $266,128 Think tank
Center for Public Justice Interreligious 1983 $364,473 Think tank
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy Muslim 1999 $407,607 Think tank
Center for Urban Renewal and Education Interreligious 1995 $792,130 Think tank
Center of Concern Catholic 1971 $1,004,444 Hybrid
Center on Conscience & War Interreligious 1940 $237,203 Permanent coalition
China Aid Association, Advocacy Office Evangelical Protestant 2005 Not Available Represents individuals
Christian Action Network Evangelical Protestant 1990 $1,311,750 Represents individuals
Christian Coalition of America Evangelical Protestant 1989 $678,563 Represents individuals
Christian Embassy Evangelical Protestant 1975 Not Available Hybrid
Christian Freedom International, Washington Representative Evangelical Protestant 1995 $1,044,324 Represents individuals
Christian Legal Society, Center for Law and Religious Freedom Evangelical Protestant 1980 $786,892 Represents individuals
Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Washington Office Evangelical Protestant 1999 $375,549 Represents individuals
Christian Relief Services Interreligious 1995 Not Available Represents institutions
Christian Science Committee on Publication, Federal Office Other Christian 1943 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Christians’ Israel Public Action Campaign Interreligious 1989 $35,452 Represents individuals
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Office of Public and International Affairs Other Christian 1982 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Church of Scientology International, National Affairs Office Other Religion 1984 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Church Women United, Legislative Office Mainline Protestant 1989 Not Available Represents individuals
Church World Service, Washington Advocacy and Policy Office Mainline Protestant 1975 $2,008,441 Represents institutions
Churches for Middle East Peace Interreligious 1984 $342,177 Permanent coalition
CitizenLink (A Focus on the Family Affiliate) Evangelical Protestant 2009 $10,844,044 Represents individuals
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Interreligious 1974 $533,758 Permanent coalition
Concerned Women for America Evangelical Protestant 1983 $12,556,658 Represents individuals
Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Justice and Peace Office Catholic 1959 Not Available Represents individuals
Consistent Life Catholic 2005 Not Available Permanent coalition
Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation Evangelical Protestant 2005 Not Available Permanent coalition
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Evangelical Protestant 1976 Not Available Represents institutions
Council on American-Islamic Relations Muslim 1994 Not Available Represents individuals
Culture of Life Foundation Catholic 1997 $201,139 Think tank
Dalit Freedom Network Interreligious 2003 $108,096 Represents individuals
Disciples Justice Action Network Mainline Protestant Unknown $77,554 Represents individuals
Discovery Institute, Washington, D.C., Office Interreligious 2004 Not Available Think tank
Eagle Forum, Capitol Hill Office Interreligious 1981 $2,253,210 Represents individuals
Episcopal Church, Office of Government Relations Mainline Protestant 1979 $2,298,430 Represents religious bodies
Ethics and Public Policy Center Interreligious 1976 $2,750,452 Think tank
Evangelical Environmental Network Evangelical Protestant 2002 $471,253 Permanent coalition
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Washington Office Mainline Protestant 1947 $1,173,030 Represents religious bodies
Faith & Politics Institute Interreligious 1991 $1,076,996 Represents individuals
Faith and Action Evangelical Protestant 1994 Not Available Hybrid
Faith in Public Life Interreligious 2006 $1,331,397 Hybrid
Family Research Council Interreligious 1983 $14,259,622 Represents individuals
Fellowship Foundation Inc. Evangelical Protestant 1944 Not Available Hybrid
Franciscan Action Network Catholic 2008 $241,384 Represents institutions
Free Muslims Coalition Muslim 2004 Not Available Represents individuals
Friends Committee on National Legislation Peace Church 1943 $3,010,831 Represents individuals
Habitat for Humanity International, Office of Government Relations and Advocacy Interreligious 1992 $525,000 Represents individuals
Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Washington Action Office Jewish 1997 $75,351 Represents individuals
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Washington, D.C., Office Jewish 1913 Not Available Represents institutions
Heritage Foundation, DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society Interreligious 2004 $1,743,450 Think tank
High Impact Leadership Coalition Interreligious 2005 Not Available Hybrid
Hindu American Foundation Other Religion 2006 $449,148 Represents individuals
Home School Legal Defense Association Evangelical Protestant 1990 $11,320,831 Represents individuals
Hudson Institute, Center for Religious Freedom Interreligious 1986 Not Available Think tank
Human Life International Catholic 1981 $3,834,470 Represents individuals
Human Rights Campaign Interreligious 2005 Not Available Hybrid
Institute for Global Engagement Interreligious 2004 Not Available Think tank
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding Interreligious 2010 $337,237 Think tank
Institute on Religion & Democracy Interreligious 1981 $905,034 Think tank
Institute on Religion and Public Policy Interreligious 1999 Not Available Think tank
Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance Interreligious 2008 $6,130 Permanent coalition
Interfaith Alliance Interreligious 1994 $2,150,903 Represents individuals
Interfaith Peace-Builders Interreligious 2001 $254,434 Represents individuals
International Campaign for Tibet Other Religion 1988 $4,200,605 Represents religious bodies
International Catholic Migration Commission, Inc., USA Catholic 1984 Not Available Hybrid
International Center for Religion & Diplomacy Interreligious 1999 Not Available Hybrid
International Christian Concern Interreligious 1995 $873,786 Represents individuals
International Coalition for Religious Freedom Other Christian 1997 $128,458 Hybrid
International Justice Mission Evangelical Protestant 1997 Not Available Represents individuals
International Quranic Center Muslim 2007 Not Available Represents religious bodies
International Religious Liberty Association Interreligious 1893 Not Available Represents individuals
International Uyghur Human Rights & Democracy Foundation Muslim 2005 $211,377 Hybrid
Islamic Society of North America, Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances Muslim 2006 Not Available Represents religious bodies
J Street Jewish 2008 $1,214,009 Represents individuals
Jesuit Conference, Secretariat for Social and International Ministries Catholic 1972 Not Available Represents institutions
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA Catholic 1983 $380,826 Represents institutions
Jewish Council for Public Affairs Jewish 1995 $2,624,565 Represents institutions
Jewish Federations of North America, Washington Office Jewish 1977 $753,668 Represents institutions
Jewish Funds for Justice Jewish 1984 Not Available Represents institutions
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Jewish 1973 $3,109,507 Think tank
Jewish Policy Center Jewish 1985 $533,459 Think tank
Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America Jewish 1954 $88,435 Represents individuals
Jewish Women International Jewish 1957 Not Available Represents individuals
Jews on First Jewish 2005 Not Available Represents individuals
Jubilee Campaign USA Interreligious 1991 $216,905 Represents individuals
Jubilee USA Network Interreligious 1997 $430,561 Permanent coalition
Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights Muslim 1993 $620,761 Represents individuals
Kashmiri-American Council Muslim 1990 $332,706 Represents individuals
Leadership Conference of Women Religious Catholic 1963 Not Available Represents individuals
Liberty Counsel Evangelical Protestant 2006 Not Available Hybrid
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Legislative Affairs Office Mainline Protestant 1983 Not Available Represents institutions
Lutheran Services in America, Public Policy Office Mainline Protestant 1997 Not Available Represents institutions
Lutheran World Relief Mainline Protestant 1977 $296,676 Represents institutions
March for Life Education and Defense Fund Interreligious 1974 $206,266 Represents individuals
Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Catholic 1989 Not Available Represents institutions
Medical Mission Sisters, Alliance for Justice Office Catholic 1997 Not Available Represents institutions
Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office Peace Church 1968 $1,428,000 Represents religious bodies
Methodist Federation for Social Action Mainline Protestant 1907 $335,942 Represents individuals
Methodists United for Peace with Justice Mainline Protestant 1987 Not Available Represents individuals
Minaret of Freedom Institute Muslim 1993 $103,836 Think tank
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Office Catholic 1986 Not Available Represents institutions
Missionary Society of St. Columban, Columban Center for Advocacy & Outreach Catholic 1985 Not Available Represents institutions
Muslim American Society Muslim 1993 $3,992,555 Represents individuals
Muslim Public Affairs Council Muslim 1997 $2,912,022 Represents individuals
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd Catholic 2001 $39,698 Represents institutions
National Association of Evangelicals, Office of Government Affairs Evangelical Protestant 1943 Not Available Represents religious bodies
National Catholic Educational Association Catholic 1929 Not Available Represents individuals
National Catholic Partnership on Disability Catholic 1982 Not Available Represents individuals
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Interreligious 1976 $1,165,933 Permanent coalition
National Committee for a Human Life Amendment Catholic 1974 $796,416 Represents individuals
National Committee of Women for a Democratic Iran Muslim 1990 Not Available Represents individuals
National Council of Catholic Women Catholic 1920 Not Available Represents individuals
National Council of Jewish Women, Washington Office Jewish 1940s $13,673 Represents individuals
National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, Washington D.C. Office Mainline Protestant 1950 Not Available Represents religious bodies
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates Interreligious 1993 $759,259 Represents institutions
National Jewish Democratic Council Jewish 1990 $1,232,051 Represents individuals
National Organization for Marriage Interreligious 2009 $8,594,845 Represents individuals
National Pro-Life Center Catholic 2000s Not Available Hybrid
National Religious Broadcasters, Office of Government Relations Evangelical Protestant 2006 $62,574 Represents institutions
National Religious Campaign Against Torture Interreligious 2006 $826,055 Permanent coalition
National Religious Partnership for the Environment Interreligious 1993 $242,953 Permanent coalition
National Right to Life Committee Interreligious 1973 $11,356,907 Represents individuals
National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, External Affairs Office Other Religion 1987 Not Available Represents religious bodies
NCSJ: Advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States & Eurasia Jewish 1971 $354,809 Permanent coalition
NETWORK Catholic 1972 $998,659 Represents individuals
Pax Christi USA Catholic 2002 Not Available Represents individuals
People For the American Way Interreligious 1981 $7,799,786 Represents individuals
PICO National Network, Policy and Communications Office Interreligious 2008 $165,480 Permanent coalition
Presbyterian Church (USA), Office of Public Witness Mainline Protestant 1946 $546,291 Represents religious bodies
Prison Fellowship, Justice Fellowship Evangelical Protestant 1983 Not Available Represents individuals
Progressive National Baptist Convention Other Christian 1961 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Quixote Center Catholic 1976 $930,817 Represents individuals
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism Jewish 1961 $2,927,543 Represents religious bodies
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice Interreligious 1973 $3,416,168 Permanent coalition
Religious Freedom Coalition Evangelical Protestant 1982 $436,110 Hybrid
Republican Jewish Coalition Jewish 1985 $2,858,109 Represents individuals
Salvation Army Evangelical Protestant 1991 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Salvation Army World Service Office Evangelical Protestant 1977 Not Available Represents institutions
Save Darfur Coalition Interreligious 2004 $5,441,228 Permanent coalition
Secular Coalition for America Secular 2005 $348,170 Permanent coalition
Seventh-day Adventist Church, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty Department Evangelical Protestant 1901 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Shepherding the Next Generation Evangelical Protestant 2008 Not Available Represents individuals
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund Other Religion 1996 $131,514 Represents individuals
Sikh Coalition Other Religion 2010 $100,505 Represents individuals
Sikh Council on Religion and Education Other Religion 1998 Not Available Represents individuals
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Catholic 1991 Not Available Represents institutions
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Justice and Peace Office Catholic 1998 Not Available Represents institutions
Sojourners Interreligious 1975 $5,532,140 Represents individuals
Soka Gakkai International - USA, Public Affairs Office Other Religion 1998 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Southern Baptist Convention, The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Evangelical Protestant 1993 $3,268,327 Represents religious bodies
Susan B. Anthony List Interreligious 1997 $2,837,834 Represents individuals
Traditional Values Coalition Evangelical Protestant 1980 $9,542,126 Permanent coalition
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Institute for Public Affairs Jewish 1999 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Unitarian Universalist Association, Multicultural Growth & Witness Other Religion 1965 Not Available Represents religious bodies
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Washington, D.C., Office Other Religion 1989 $4,550,828 Represents individuals
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries, Washington Office Mainline Protestant 1975 $3,994,753 Represents religious bodies
United Methodist Church, The General Board of Church & Society Mainline Protestant 1960s $5,425,236 Represents religious bodies
United States Catholic Mission Association Catholic 1949 Not Available Represents institutions
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic 1919 Not Available Represents religious bodies
United States Copts Association Other Christian 1996 Not Available Represents individuals
Uyghur American Association Muslim 2004 $321,639 Represents individuals
Volunteers of America Evangelical Protestant 2000 $194,971 Represents religious bodies
Wellington Boone Ministries, Network of Politically Active Christians Interreligious 2010 Not Available Represents individuals
Witness for Peace Interreligious 1983 $833,055 Represents individuals
World Hope International Evangelical Protestant 2000 $379,537 Represents institutions
World Organization for Resource Development & Education Muslim 2000 $28,523 Think tank
World Relief Evangelical Protestant 2001 Not Available Represents institutions
World Vision, Advocacy Office Evangelical Protestant 1985 $6,950,000 Represents institutions