Religious Liberty in the States Advisory Council

Stanley Carlson-Thies, Ph.D.

Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance (DC)

Dr. Stanley Carlson-Thies is founder and senior director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, which promotes the religious freedoms that enable faith-based organizations to make their distinctive contributions to the common good.  IRFA is a division of the Center for Public Justice, an independent, nonpartisan Christian organization devoted to leadership development, policy research, and civic education. Dr. Carlson-Thies is also the organizer and host of the Coalition to Preserve Religious Freedom, a monthly multi-faith gathering of religious freedom advocates and leaders of faith-based organizations that monitors and advocates to Congress and the executive branch for laws and regulations that respect institutional religious freedom. He served on faith-based and community initiatives in both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. 

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