CSW-USA is part of an international network of affiliates including CSW UK, CSW-Nigeria, impulso18 and CSW South East Asia. Together, we stand with those facing injustice because of their religion or belief, and advocate to defend, protect and restore religious freedom worldwide.
CSW-USA raises public awareness of religious freedom concerns, reaches out to inform and equip churches and individuals to take action, and supports CSW's wider research and advocacy work domestically and abroad.
As the world tackles the pandemic and worsening inequalities and rights violations, CSW’s advocacy for the right to religious freedom is needed more than ever.
The right to freedom of religion or belief is also known as the ‘first freedom’ given to humanity by God. It’s a touchstone human right, often serving as a ‘litmus test’ for whether other rights are at risk of being abused
It's a right we must protect, defend and restore.
CSW seeks to challenge and change the laws, behaviours and policies which lead to abuses of the right to freedom of religion and belief. We have over three decades of experience advocating for freedom of religion or belief around the world.
As a Christian organization standing up for religious freedom, our mission is to:
- Stand with those facing injustice because of their religious beliefs.
- Communicate a Christian rationale of religious freedom for all.
- Raise public consciousness of religious persecution, building a movement committed to prayer and action.
- Encourage the U.S. government to pursue aggressively and effectively its policy of promoting religious freedom worldwide.
We have Christian values at our heart
As an organization we are proud of our Christian heritage, identity and values. They are the foundations in all we do.
We believe in the power of prayer to transform situations, and we encourage our supporters to join us in praying for the cases and issues on which we work.
CSW's team of specialist advocates work on over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, to ensure that the right to freedom of religion or belief is upheld and protected.
Our vision is a world free from religious persecution, where everyone can practise a religion or belief of their choice.
We believe your voice holds unimaginable power and can save lives.
"Thank you brothers and sisters for sending us the letters, we are very pleased to receive them."
Juana and family, Mexico
"I want to appreciate the family of CSW for standing beside us, for praying for us to make my freedom from the prison."
Professor Tarfa, Nigeria
"I thank God for all the CSW supporters who have prayed for me. Thanks to your prayers, God intervened to save me from Vietnam."
Nguyen Van Dai, Vietnam
#2 Our principles
We believe no one should suffer discrimination, harassment or persecution because of their beliefs