PAST RECIPIENTS


Defender of Religious Freedom Award

RFI’s Defender of Religious Freedom award is given annually to an individual who, from within his or her own faith tradition, defends religious freedom for everyone, everywhere.

PAST RECIPIENTS


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2021

Carl A. Anderson, Former Supreme Knight for the Knights of Columbus.

Watch his remarks from the 2021 Defender of Religious Freedom Award Ceremony here.


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2020

Russell D. Moore, Former President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and current Public Theologian, Christianity Today.

Watch his remarks from the 2020 Defender of Religious Freedom Award Ceremony here.


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2019

Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of Philadelphia.
* Award accepted by John Garvey

Read his remarks from the 2019 Defender of Religious Freedom Award Ceremony here.