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Based in D.C., graduate defends core values of the Christian faith

By Jacob Couch, September 20, 2022

Jonathan Alexandre (’14) said Liberty Law was the primary training ground for his work as Senior Counsel for Government Affairs with Liberty Counsel, an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. From his office in Washington, D.C., Alexandre consults with and advises law and policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels across the country. He is confident that his current profession was the Lord’s plan for his life.

“To be able to impact law and policy and order, and to promote the Gospel through these channels at the highest levels of government, is precisely the calling that God has placed on my life,” he said. “To be able to marry ministry with a vocation is exactly where I think God wants me to be.”

In June, Alexandre and his colleagues rejoiced when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a powerful reminder of God’s faithfulness.

“To see some incredible victories on that very front is personally encouraging, but also it is a consistent reminder of God’s sovereignty and His providence in orchestrating the details of even our public affairs,” he said.

Alexandre hopes that Christians will remember that groundbreaking rulings such as these are often the results of believers remaining faithful at work and at home.

“While the headlines of the pro-life movement seem to concern legislative halls and courtrooms, the real work happens at water coolers, at kitchen tables, and in the conversations that folks have with their peers,” he said. “Building a pro-life ethic in informal settings is really how you build a culture of life. Credit to the mothers, the fathers, the pastors, and the young men and women who are committed to a pro-life ethic and are unapologetic even in their personal conversations about promoting life.”

“There’s no greater joy than to know that the everyday slugging and trench warfare we’re in can result in a common purpose,” he added, “advancing the value of life and advancing religious liberty.”

 

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