The Scandinavian Human Rights Committee has handed Alliance
Defending Freedom the 2012 Human Dignity Award, saying ADF has
"truly become a global force."
According to an ADF press release, the award is presented to a
person or organization that has made a special contribution to
human rights. Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Roger
Kiska, who lives in Croatia, accepted the award on behalf of his
"The protection of freedom,
life and family are essential to human dignity in any society," he
contends. "That's what's behind the work of Alliance Defending
Freedom and why we are humbled to receive this award.
"The work we do worldwide to protect and preserve religious
freedom, the sanctity of human life and marriage and family is a
great honor and responsibility."
ADF has worked tirelessly in an environment not always friendly
to Christians in courts and in legislatures in Europe to defend the
faith and work for passage of legislation to protect religious
freedom, the rights of conscience and other fundamental human
In a nation that is often described as "post-Christian," a spark
of revival might be on the horizon.