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Religious Liberty: Free to be Faithful®

A religious liberty education and awareness campaign from the LCMS

In response to increasing intrusions by government in the realm of the church, the LCMS launched a Free to be Faithful campaign in September 2012 to educate and move people to take informed action to protect religious freedom and all the cultural issues that pertain to it: confessing the faith in the public square, marriage, defending the sanctity of human life, etc.


LCMS names Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty leader

Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz

“The Lutheran Hour” Speaker Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz officially accepts the call to be the first executive director of the Synod's new Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C.

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‘Protecting Your Ministry’

Protecting your ministry

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom have collaborated on a legal guide entitled “Protecting Your Ministry,” which can help LCMS congregations, schools and ministries protect against and prepare for religious liberty intrusions.

 Download manual


KFUO Radio Interview

As part of the Synod’s Free to be Faithful® initiative, Worldwide hosts a monthly radio broadcast to discuss religious liberty issues with key attorneys and other experts. Join KFUO’s Kip Allen at 2:30 p.m. Central time on the third Wednesday of each month.

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Recent News

Free to Be Faithful – Reporter
KFUO Radio: Religious liberty in the United States
Tim Goeglein, vice president of External Relations for Focus on the Family, and KFUO host Kip Allen discuss the status of religious liberty in the United States. Topics include judicial appointments, court cases, the impact of the sexual revolution and freedom of conscience.
Friday, June 22, 2018 11:26:19 AM

KFUO Audio: Religious Liberty Executive Order – one year later
Free To Be Faithful® moderator Kip Allen and Travis Weber, director of the Family Research Council’s Center for Religious Liberty, discuss the 2017 Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty and its impact so far.
Monday, May 21, 2018 11:56:30 AM


  • Resources for Congregations
  • We are Free to be Faithful - A color & black and white bulletin insert for congregations Download PDF








  • U.S. Supreme Court & Amicus Briefs Information



  • Life & Marriage Resources
    • Life Resources
      Being pro-life isn’t just about the important work of standing against abortion. It’s about valuing life from conception to natural death, and we have resources to help in your catechesis and advocacy on the life issues we face in our culture today.
    • Marriage Resources
      These resources offer a Biblical understanding of God’s gift of marriage between a man and woman. Learn about the value and joy of marriage, why it is special, and how Christ serves others through it. Resources include talking points on the sanctity of marriage.



Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty

The mission of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty is to ignite and fuel a uniquely Lutheran response to increasing intrusions, limitations and challenges by the government in the life of the Church, while educating, encouraging and equipping LCMS members and organizations to take informed action in support of marriage, life and religious freedom.

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