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About the IRD

Welcome to the website for Institute on Religion & Democracy. The IRD is an ecumenical alliance of U.S. Christians working to reform their churches’ social witness, in accord with biblical and historic Christian teachings, and to contribute to the renewal of democratic society at home and abroad.

The IRD may be the resource you have been seeking:

  • if you are a U.S. Christian committed to biblical and traditional teachings;
  • if you care about upholding democratic freedoms in our country, and extending those freedoms to persecuted and oppressed people around the world;
  • if you want your church to have a strong, prudent voice for the Christian teachings that offer the surest foundation for a democratic society.
  • We invite you to study the IRD’s mission statement and its founding document, take a glance at its record of past advocacy, and examine the qualifications of its board and staff. We are confident that many will accept our president’s invitation to join this movement to reform the church and thereby renew society.”



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